Whale Watching & Rafting
Rafting & Whale Watching
A morning of whale watching in the seas around Reykjavik and an afternoon of paddling rapids on the Hvítá river!
Price from 26.990 ISK per person.
- Whale watching
- River rafting
- Hvítá (Hvita river)
- Reykjavík old harbor
- Available from May15th until September 15th
Duration: Approximately 12 hours.
Pick up time: 08:15 – 08:45 from your Reykjavík accommodation.
Included: Whale watching, transfer from Reykjavík, and river rafting on the Hvítá river.
Remember to bring: Packed lunch, warm sweater (no cotton), bathing suit, towel and a change of clothing.
Minimum age: 11 years.
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Come and join this amazing wildlife sightseeing experience!
The day starts with a pick up from your accommodating travel guide (by Elding). Following is an unforgettable boat journey into the world of whales and seabirds. From Reykjavik’s old harbor, we sail into the ocean wilderness to get up close and personal with whales in their natural habitat. The most commonly spotted are minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises, and humpback whales, with the occasional appearance of fin, sei, and killer whales (orcas). Along the way, we find ourselves in the company of gannets, guillemots, cormorants, kittiwakes, arctic terns, and many more. The trip also takes us past several islands inhabited by colonies of puffins– a marine birder’s paradise and photographer’s dream!
Upon landing, your ride awaits to take you to our Drumbo rafting base for a splash on the Hvita river! This 7km trip takes us through crashing waves and exciting rapids as it winds its way through a series of spectacular canyons. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to swim in the glacial water and challenge yourself by jumping off a cliff into the river! Wrap up the adventure with a hot shower and a sauna before returning back to Reykjavík.
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There is no food included in this tour. If you do not want to have lunch in our Restaurant at Drumbo (you can add a BBQ meal to your booking in the booking process) you will have to bring packed lunch.
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that 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 inherent risk.
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