About tour

Join us on this exhilarating adventure and explore Iceland’s raging white waters. Your journey down the river embarks from Drumboddsstadir rafting base, zips down the Hvita River, and finishes below the Bruarhlod cliffs.


  • White water river rafting
  • Paddling down Hvítá River
  • Visiting Bruarhlod Canyon
  • Hot sauna after a day on the river

Whether you’re an expert or novice, Iceland’s white waters hold secrets for adrenaline junkies of all skill levels. Your tour begins at Drumboddsstadir, continues down the Hvita River and ends in Bruarhlod Canyon, located at the foothills of Gullfoss Waterfall. The river’s turquoise waters will lead you down to the canyon past a rugged water-carved gorge and over a few steep rapids on an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.

  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
  • Personal Experience
Availability May - Sept
Duration 4 / 7 hours
Departs From Reykjavik
Difficulty Easy
Group maximum 12
Minimum age 11
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes
Ratio 1:16 Guide to client ratio

Customer reviews on TripAdvisor

Outstanding Experience

My wife and I had different yet extremely unforgettable and awesome experience. She is not very fond of rivers let alone rafting. Prabhot, our guide, made her feel comfortable and provided the thrill I needed through games. He is also great story teller from Nepal. I was able to jump off a 15-foot cliff (optional) into the river and jump off the raft swimming parallel to the raft while my wife sat comfortable enjoying the river speed from the raft. Prabhot made the experience fun for everyone on the raft and provided safety instructions throughout the ride. After the exhilarating river experience, we had a hot shower (separate showers for men and women) and a sauna. Ravi, one of other guides aka #HaldiramKayakers, gave us company and we quickly became friends. Awesome experience overall, gave me my much needed adrenaline and provided a safe river rafting experience for my wife. The guides provide gear and safety instructions. Advice: Bring wool socks, synthetic clothing (spandex shorts, speedos) that way you won't feel wet throughout the time. Don't wear cotton. They will provide gear that will keep you warm.


13 990
Per Adult

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What's included


  • Wetsuit
  • Life vest and helmet
  • All rafting equipment
  • Free entry to sauna and shower facilities

What to bring

  • Warm thermal underwear
  • Fleece or wool socks, sweater, and a change of clothes
  • Bathing suit and towel

Not Included

  • Local beer tasting
  • Traditional lamb BBQ dinner

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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 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.


Based on 2 reviews

River Rafting Down Gullfoss Canyon

1- of 2 reviews

White Water Rafting

Reviewed on July 02, 2019 by Linus Holzapfel From our post-trip system

Trip was great. So much better than I thought it would be! Loved the drive out and the guides in my raft

Loved It!

Reviewed on June 07, 2019 by GJL From our post-trip system

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!

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