River Rafting


The Hvítá glacial river is a beautiful and fun river at one hours drive from Reykjavík. The river has a perfectly balanced mix of serene canyons and adrenaline pumping waves and rapids. As we pass through the magnificent Brúarhlöð canyon participants have the option of jumping from a cliff into the river. No one should leave Iceland woithout experiencing the power that its rivers contain and lay eyes on the scenic canyons of Hvitá river.

No knowledge of the sport is required. Be sure to bring with you a warm sweater, bathing suit, change of clothing and a towel.



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Quick Facts


Two trips daily. Morning departure, pick-up 8.00 - 8.30. Afternoon departure, pick-up 12.00 and 12.30.

In the high season (May 15 - Sept 15): Everyday for minimum 2 persons. Pick up from Reykjavík for the morning departure is not available on Sundays from 15th of June to 1st of September

In the shoulder seasons (April 15 - May 14 & Sept 16 - 30): 

15th – 30th April: Minimum 10 persons 

1st – 14th May: Minimum 2 persons* 

16th – 30th Sept: Minimum 4 persons* 

*Minimum 8 persons for a pick-up. Single travellers please don't hesitate to contact us.


Price 2015:

19.880 ISK per person with pick-up and lunch. 

21.480 ISK per person with pick-up and BBQ dinner.

Includes: River Rafting on Hvitá River and an entry to the sauna.

3-4 hours, 7-8 hours with pick up.


Trip Difficulty: 2 out of 5 possible (Easy)


Minimum Age: 12 years for rafting the whole river and 10 years for half of the river.

How to book

This tour can be booked upon arrival at our Reykjavík hostels or by sending an e-mail to tours@hostel.is

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