River Fun / Gullfoss Canyon Rafting

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Tour Highlights:

- River rafting
- Hvítá River (pronounced kvee-tow) 
- Brúarhlöð canyon (Bruarhlod canyon) 
- Hot sauna after the river rafting

Tour Details:
Duration: Approximately 4 hours if you meet us on location. 

Age limit: 11 years old

Gullfoss Canyon Rafting can be available with both pick up and as meet on location. See Gullfoss Canyon Rafting from Reykjavík for pick up.

Meet on location time: If you prefer to meet us on location the tour begins at 10:00 AM & 14:00. Please be at Drumboddstaðir 15 minutes prior to departure. 

Included: River Rafting on Hvítá river and an entry to sauna & shower facilities.

Extras: A delicious local lamb BBQ can be purchased on location or ordered in advance. Local Beer tasting can be ordered to enjoy with the lamb or just on its own. A GoPro or towel can be rented prior to the tour.

Clothing: Warm undergarment clothing including fleece/wool sweater and pants, warm socks, a change of clothing. Bathing suit & towel. 

We started rafting the Hvítá River approx. 30 years ago and since then it has been the most popular adventure activities in Iceland. Located about an hour from Reykjavík, the Hvítá river has a perfect mix of serene canyons and adrenaline pumping rapids. On our way we pass through the magnificent Brúarhlöð canyon where participants can jump from high cliffs into the glacier waters. 

Experience Iceland's wild water and glacier river. Rafting down the entire length of the river will take us up to an hour or hour and a half. Following the excursion, we will close with a relaxing time in the sauna. The Drumbó base camp serves a traditional lamb bbq buffet every day from May - September at 12:30 and 17:30. This is a great place to stop for lunch or early dinner before or after your rafting trip. 

PLEASE NOTE: Although you don´t need to "swim" while river rafting/canoeing, we recommend that you can. Thus, we prefer everyone on this tour to be able to swim or at least comfortable with floating in water.

Disclaimer: 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 inherent risk.

Cancellation policy
Day Tours 
  • Cancellation fee of 100.0% is charged if cancelled 1 day(s) or less before the activity

What´s Included

River Rafting on Hvítá river, all necessary equipment for rafting, guided rafting tour and an entry to a sauna and shower facilities after the tour.

What to bring

Warm undergarment clothing including fleece/wool sweater and pants, warm socks, a change of clothing. Bathing suit & towel. 

Additional information

 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.


River Fun / Gullfoss Canyon Rafting
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River Fun / Gullfoss Canyon Rafting

Hveragerði is a beautiful little town located right next to highway no 1. Its famous for its hot springs and flower production. 
We can pick you up from there on our way to the Drumboddsstaðir rafting base. 

Drumboddsstaðir or "Drumbó" is the name of our rafting base in South Iceland, situated 10 minutes away from Geysir and Gullfoss area and only an hour drive from Reykjavík.

From here you will start and end your rafting adventure on the Hvítá River. On arrival the guides will give you a wetsuit and a splash top to wear on the river and once you have dressed up you will jump on a bus towards the river put-in. After the rafting you will come back to the raft base where you will have the option to use the showers and the sauna. If booked in advance you can also enjoy a lunch buffet or a BBQ dinner! 


  • Changing rooms
  • Showers
  • Sauna
  • Bar / Restaurant
  • Hang-out area