Canyons, Rapids & Glaciers
River Rafting on Hvítá River


The Hvítá River (pronounced Kveetau) is a beautiful and fun river, located just over an hour from Reykjavík.  The river has a perfectly balanced mix of serene canyons and adrenaline pumping waves and rapids. Rafting down this river is a fantastic way to enjoy Icelandic nature.

You will cruise down this great glacial river which runs all the way from the Langjökull glacier, Iceland's second biggest glacier.  During your rafting adventure you will pass through the magnificent Brúarhlöð canyon, which has grand rock formations and portholes, where you can see how the water has sculpted the breccia walls.

Hvítá river also feeds the grand waterfall, Gullfoss, that is one of them most visited attractions in Iceland. After the raft, you can relax in the sauna at Drumbó, enjoy a grilled lamb meal in our restaurant or a drink at the bar.   

No one should leave Iceland without experiencing the power that its rivers contain, not to mention witnessing the scenic canyons of Hvítá River and relaxing with a beer or cold beverage in our sauna after a day of adventure.


Price Includes: River Rafting on Hvitá River, wetsuit, life-vest, helmet & all rafting equipment, guidance by certified guide and an entry to the sauna

Optional Extras
Hire a Towel: £2.50
Buy a disposable waterproof camera: £18

Available Everyday at 10:00 and 14:00 from 15th May to 15th September. No minimum is required.

Shoulder Season Everyday at 12:00-12:30 from Reykjavík and 14:00 from Drumbó base camp, from the 15th of April to 14th May & 16 September to 1st October for a minimum 4 persons

Duration of Trip 3-4 hours (7-8 hours including pick up)

Minimum Age 11 years

Experience Required None

We recommend you bring A warm jumper, bathing suit, change of clothing and a towel.

Activity Level: Easy

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