Gullfoss Canyon Rafting

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Gullfoss Canyon Rafting


River Rafting on the Hvítá River 

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

Tour Highlights:

– River rafting
– Hvítá River (pronounced kvee-tow) 
– Brúarhlöð canyon (Bruarhlod canyon) 
– Hot sauna after the river rafting

Tour Details:

Duration: Approximately 7 hours with pick up / approximately 4 hours if you meet us on location. 

Hotel pick-up time: Morning pick up is 8:00 AM & afternoon pick up is at 12:00 PM. Please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive. 
Meet on location time: If you prefer to meet us on location the tour begins at 10:00 AM & 14:00. Please be at Drumboddstaðir 15 minutes prior to departure. 
Included: River Rafting on Hvítá river and an entry to shower facilities. A delicious local lamb BBQ can be purchased on location or ordered in advance. 
Clothing: Warm undergarment clothing including fleece/wool sweater and pants, warm socks, a change of clothing. Bathing suit & towel. 
We started rafting the Hvítá River more than 27 years ago and since then it has been the most popular adventure activities in Iceland. Located about an hour from Reykjavík, the Hvítá river has a perfect mix of serene canyons and adrenaline pumping rapids. On our way we pass through the magnificent Brúarhlöð canyon where participants can jump from high cliffs into the glacier waters. 
Experience Iceland’s wild water and glacier river. Rafting down the entire length of the river will take us up to an hour or hour and a half. Following the excursion, we will close with a relaxing time in the sauna. The Drumbó base camp serves a traditional lamb bbq buffet every day from May – September at 12:30 and 17:30. This is a great place to stop for lunch or early dinner before or after your rafting trip. 
PLEASE NOTE: Although you don´t need to “swim” while river rafting/canoeing, we recommend that you can. Thus, we prefer everyone on this tour to be able to swim or at least comfortable with floating in water.
Disclaimer: All rafting trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

What's Included?

River Rafting on Hvítá river, all necessary equipment fro rafting, guided rafting tour and an entry to a sauna and shower facilities after the tour.

What do I need to bring?

BRING WITH YOU: – a warm sweater – bathing suit – change of clothing and a towel

Please Note

 PLEASE NOTE: Although you don´t need to “swim” while river rafting/canoeing, we recommend that you can. The reason for that is people that can´t swim tend to panic when they are in the water. You have to be comfortable with floating in water.

Minimum Age

11 years