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River rafting on the Hvítá river right next door to Geysir in Iceland.
Trip Duration: 3-4 hours, 7-8 hours with pick up.
Trip Difficulty: 2 out of 5 possible (Easy)
Minimum Age: 12 years for rafting the whole river and 10 years for half of the river.
We started rafting the Hvítá River (pronounced Kveetau) more than 27 years ago and since those early days it has been the most popular adventure activity in Iceland. The Hvítá river is a beautiful and fun river a little more than one hour from Reykjavík. The river has a perfectly balanced mix of serene canyons and adrenaline pumping waves and rapids. On our way we pass through the magnificent Brúarhlöð canyon and in that stunning setting participants have the option of jumping from a cliff into the river. Who can resist going glacier river swimming in Iceland?
No one should leave Iceland without experiencing the power that its rivers contain and lay eyes on the scenic canyons of Hvítá river...not to mention relaxing with a beer in our sauna after a day of adventure!
The Drumbó basecamp serves a lunch buffet every day from May - September at 12:00-13:45. So if you have your own car you can stop there for lunch before your afternoon rafting trip or after your morning trip and save money and time. Dinner is served after the afternoon trip at 18:00.
PLEASE NOTE: Although you don´t need to "swim" while river rafting/canoeing, we recommend that you can. The reason for that is people that can´t swim tend to panic when they are in the water. You have to be comfortable with floating in water.
For a little more action paddle the river in a canoe.
10.990 ISK per person without pick-up.
15.990 ISK per person with pick-up and lunch.
16.990 ISK per person with pick-up and BBQ dinner.
Includes: River Rafting on Hvitá River and an entry to the sauna. Click here to see the equipment we provide for river rafting.
In the high season (May 15 - Sept 15):
Everyday for minimum 2 persons. Pick up from Reykjavík for the morning departure is not available on Sundays from 15th of June to 1st of September
In the shoulder seasons (April 15 - May 14 & Sept 16 - 30):
15th – 30th April: Everyday for a minimum of 10 persons.
1st – 14th May: Everyday for a minimum of 8 persons.
16th – 30th Sept: Everyday for a minimum of 8 persons.
BRING WITH YOU:
- a warm sweater
- bathing suit
- change of clothing and a towel.
- Towel: 300 ISK
- Eyeglass retainers 1.500 ISK
- Arctic Rafting T-Shirt 2.500 ISK
If you are making your own way to Drumbó raft base you can add a lunch buffet or a Viking BBQ dinner (flame grilled icelandic lamb) before or after your trip. Note: Lunch buffet and BBQ dinner have to be pre booked.
- Lunch buffet: 1.490 ISK per person
- Viking BBQ dinner: 2.890 ISK per person.
Distance from Reykjavík: 110 km/ 68 miles.
Click here for directions on how to get to the basecamp on your own!
Check map below, or the link above for more detailed information.
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Included on the following multi day adventure packages from Reykjavík:
In the shoulder seasons the RiverFun and all its combo tours are available for minimum 4 persons. If you are only two, contact us to join another group.
-RiverFun & Snorkeling
-RiverFun & the Golden Circle
-RiverFun & Horse Riding
-RiverFun & ATV´s
-RiverFun & Snowmobiles
-RiverFun & Whale Watching
-RiverFun & Super-Jeep
Click here to see our answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Click here for details on our cancellation policy.
All rafting trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.