River Rafting through Brúarhlöður Canyon

River Rafting through Brúarhlöður canyon should be on every tourist bucket list when traveling in Iceland. The Hvítá river originates from the Langjökull glacier, and it has a perfectly balanced mix of serene canyons and adrenaline-pumping waves and rapids. On this beautiful rafting journey, you will raft down 7 kilometers, enjoying a view you can only encounter while floating downstream in a boat.

Rafting down Hvítá is a fantastic way to spend the day, and we firmly believe that no one should leave Iceland without experiencing the jaw-dropping views, splish-splashing down an Icelandic glacial river. The operator provides a wetsuit to make the experience enjoyable and a life jacket to keep you afloat. There is no need to worry about the cold water nor the cold temperatures of Iceland.

No previous rafting experience is required, as this rafting trip is for everyone. Afterward, you can warm up in the sauna.

Arctic Rafting

Drumboddstaðir, Selfoss
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May – October

Waterfalls in Iceland

The combination of high mountains, large mountain glaciers, and a North Atlantic climate with thaw/freeze cycles and abundant precipitation has created many Icelandic waterfalls. There are over 100, a few of which consists of rows of waterfalls! Each spring and summer, meltwater from the mountains increases the speed and volume of these falls markedly. You can read about some Icelandic waterfalls here.

Experience the thrill and beauty of the glacier river Hvítá situated at the heart of the Golden Circle

Good to know before visiting:
  • The minimum age of passengers is 11.
  • All necessary rafting equipment is included.
  • You can enter a sauna and shower facility after the tour.
  • Bring with you warm undergarment clothing, including fleece/wool sweater and pants, and warm socks.
  • Remember about the bathing suit, towel, and change of clothing.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure.
  • Duration: 4 hours.

The Supplier: Arctic Rafting

Based at Drumbó River Base, offering river trips on Hvítá glacier river, en route of the Golden Circle.

Company Rating

5/5 TripAdvisor

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