Your tour will start when we pick you up from your chosen pick-up point or when you arrive at Drumboddsstadir, the starting point of our tour. Pick-up from Reykjavik is included in the price and is available from various locations.
This river rafting tour in Gullfoss Canyon is the ultimate summer adventure in Iceland. Carved by the glacier-fed Hvita River, Gulfos Canyon is sheltered by rugged 230-ft (70-m) walls, hosting moss-covered plateaus just above them. Our riveting adventure begins at Gullfoss Waterfall, also known as the Golden Falls, and ends in Bruarhlod Canyon.
Gullfoss Waterfall is paramount to Iceland. Travelers from all over the world come to marvel at this wonder of nature and now, you too have the chance to experience the majestic waterfall from up close.
Before you set foot on the rafts, our experienced and certified guides will quickly brief you on essential safety procedures. Adventurers with little or no rafting experience are welcome, however, everyone on the tour must know how to swim. Afterward, we’ll all be handed a wetsuit and a life vest, and be seated on to the raft. Everyone on the raft gets a paddle and is encouraged to help our guide steer the raft during the tour.
The journey down the Hvita River will be an exhilarating experience. Glacial meltwaters from Langjokull Glacier are fiercely fast at times, rushing through peaking bumpy rocks and creating small yet powerful rapids. On top of adrenaline-filled moments, you’ll be invited to enjoy serene and otherworldly landscapes along the riverbanks as we glide through the calmer portion of the river.
After approximately one hour of river fun, we’ll reach Bruarhlod Canyon. There, those of us who crave for more spine-tingling experiences can leap from the cliffs and into the turquoise waters of Bruarhlod Canyon - a great finish to the adventure. Later, everyone will be invited to warm up in Drumbó’s sauna, try some locally cooked barbecue, or enjoy a glass of cold beer on the river’s edge.
Please be ready at your chosen pick up location at 12:30 p.m. Pick-up can take up to 30 minutes and you may choose your pick-up location during the booking process. For those of you who wish to meet us on location, please be at Drumboddstadir at leas...
Please be ready at your chosen pick up location at 12:30 p.m.
Pick-up can take up to 30 minutes and you may choose your pick-up location during the booking process.
For those of you who wish to meet us on location, please be at Drumboddstadir at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and will take approximately 4 hours to complete.
White Water Rafting
Reviewed 02/07/2019 by Linus Holzapfel
Trip was great. So much better than I thought it would be! Loved the drive out and the guides in my raft
Reviewed 07/06/2019 by GJL
We had a wonderful time river rafting in Iceland! We loved it so much that we went twice! Felt very safe in the hands of our two guides ( a gentleman from Spain on May 27 10am and a woman from Iceland- Rosa? on May 31). They were very experienced and made it super fun! Thanks for making our trip to Iceland so great - we are huge fans of the people and the beautiful country!
Reviewed 25/05/2019 by Cindy Muskovitz
We had a great time rafting with Arctic Adventures. Our guides were fun and exciting. Our lamb lunch was awesome.