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River Fun Rafting on the Golden Circle

Come for the thrills and spills! Raft down a breathtakingly beautiful glacier river, a must do in Iceland!

3 hours

Starting at 14.990 ISK


Meet on location River Fun Rafting from Drumbó River Base

River rafting on the Hvítá River, visit the Brúarhlöð canyon then enjoy the hot tubs and Finnish sauna to warm up!

Difficulty: 2/5 easy

Trip Details: This trip is available with both pick up from Reykjavík and as meet on location. Book AR-RF-RVK for pick up.

Time of departure from Drumbó: 11:00 and 15:00. Please arrive at Drumbó 15 minutes before departure.

Rafting has been a favorite adventure activity amongst Icelanders since 1985 when we began running river trips from Drumbó River Base. From Gullfoss waterfall, a glorious canyon descends down, creating the perfect scene for a fun rafting experience with a perfect mix of serene canyons and adrenaline pumping waves and rapids. On this beautiful rafting journey you raft down 7 kilometers, enjoying a view you can only experience while floating downstream in a boat. You will be making a stop at Brúarhlöð canyon where the thrill-seekers can cliff jump into the river below if the conditions allow. This tour is suitable for most ages and abilities, all you need is the desire for adventure. We firmly believe that a journey down a fun and beautiful glacier river should be on everyone‘s bucket list.

After the excitement you can warm up in the hot tubs and sauna, relax and maybe even enjoy a well-earned beverage. We also recommend adding a delicious BBQ lamb or a hamburger (vegan options available) to your booking for you to enjoy at our River Restaurant at Drumbó River Base.

Come join us and experience the power of the river. Grab your paddle & let’s go get wet!

Disclaimer: All rafting trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Rafting 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.

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What's included?

  • River Rafting on Hvítá river, 
  • All necessary equipment for rafting
  • Guided rafting tour
  • Entry to a sauna, hot tubs, and shower facilities after the tour.  


Food and beverages are not included. 

What do I need to bring?

  • Warm undergarment clothing including fleece/wool sweater and pants and warm socks
  • Change of clothing
  • Bathing suit & towel

Know before you go

Although you don't need to swim while river rafting/canoeing, we recommend that you can. You have to be comfortable with floating in water.

All of our tours begin from Drumbó River Base. At Drumbó you find:

  • Changing rooms
  • Showers
  • Sauna
  • Bar and coffee
  • Restaurant