- Golden Circle day trip from Reykjavik including Hvítá River white-water rafting experience
- Paddle along the river on an inflatable raft, navigated by a local skipper
- Enjoy a shower, sauna and lunch at Drumbo base camp
- Visit the geothermic valley of Haukadalur to see Geysir and Gulfoss
- Travel through Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This is a fantastic trip for any adrenaline junkie! Experience the great Icelandic outdoors, enjoying river rafting as well as spectacular scenery.
What You Can Expect
Under the watchful eye of an experienced skipper, paddle along the fast-flowing river, passing through swathes of gloriously secluded Icelandic countryside. Each raft holds up to 12 people, as well as an onboard skipper, who will help paddle and give instructions. Falling from the boat is all part of the experience, so get ready to get wet! Your skipper will give safety tips to help you resurface quickly and stay safe if (or more likely ‘when’) you fall into the river! Starting on a calm stretch of water, your route gradually progresses to more demanding parts of the river, culminating in larger drops and rapids toward the end.
After 1.5 hours on the water, return to Drumbo for a shower and sauna before enjoying lunch. The menu often changes, but you can expect something typically hearty like sizzling lamb and baked potatoes.
Leave the center and travel to the valley of Haukadalur, a geothermal area peppered with incredible geysers (hot springs that blast water and steam into the air). Stop for photos at Geysir, one of the area’s most impressive springs, and then walk around nearby Gulfoss, a magnificent waterfall that thunders down the canyon at Hvítá River.
Travel further around the Golden Ring through Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides its dramatic landscape with countless rock formations, rivers and open plains, the park is also home to the world’s longest-running parliament. Visit the spot where the North American and European continental plates are said to meet, and then travel back to Reykjavik, finishing your tour at your central hotel.