River Fun rafting in Hvita

River Rafting on the Golden Circle

Selfoss, Iceland
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in Iceland’s dramatic scenery—and enjoy an active excursion—on this river-rafting experience. Make your own way to the departure point (located near Gulfoss Falls in the Golden Circle), meet your guide, and get acquainted with your gear. After an introduction, you can take to the glacial water in a raft, and chart the rapids with your group. Finally, wind down with a beer in a hot tub or sauna.
  • This river-rafting trip is perfect for adventurous travelers
  • Immerse yourself in Iceland’s spectacular Golden Circle scenery
  • Safety equipment, training, and transit to the river and back is included
  • Finish by warming up in a hot tub and sauna, and enjoy beer on the side

What's Included

  • All rafting gear included
  • Towel
  • Dinner

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Drumboddsstaðir -Drumbó River Base and Restaurant
    806 Selfoss, Iceland

    All of our rafting tours begin from Drumbó river base ( a.k.a our headquarters) and there we get geared up for rafting and river trips. Drumbó is 98 kilometers from Reykjavík, about 1.5 hours in a car. You can find us on Google maps by searching for “Drumboddsstaðir - River Base”

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Operated by Arctic Rafting

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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65 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Awesome Raft!
Miriam_S, Sep 2023
It was a great experience! The location is super cool: Great hot Tubs, Sauna and delicious burgers. The Raft was awesome! The guides were a lot of fun!
Chris_A, Sep 2023
Water in shoes and cold toes but it was beautiful and fun didn't get any pics though unfortunately but other than that it was good!
Amazing experience and so...
Yvette_V, Aug 2023
Amazing experience and so much fun, great guides, great tour and a little cliff jump included - really worth it
Fun rafting trip
Jennifer_A, Jul 2023
Great guides and fun trip down the river. Starts off with some rapids (nothing too intense but fun), then you have the opportunity to jump from a cliff, ending with a nice float trip.
Awesome excursion - River...
Sydney_H, Jun 2023
Awesome excursion - River rafting on the Golden Circle - friendly staff and great service. Would recommend this for your family vacation!
Must do family fun!
Theresa_K, Jun 2023
This was perfect for our family. We have two teenage boys who have never done white water rafting. The guide made the kids have a great time. We had a super adventurous guide. This is not for the people who have done multiple white water rafting, as it is not super intense, at all. This is more for the first timer, with small rapids. The view is beautiful and it was just a fun time. Our family had a blast and we would highly recommend this to beginners or those with kiddos. Loved the fact they stopped along the way and let those interested jump off this cliff.
So much fun!
Amalie_G, Sep 2022
Such a fun actitivity! Very competent guides who made the experience very safe. Would definitely recommend!
Excellent day had by all...
John_C, Aug 2022
Excellent day had by all the family. Kids really enjoyed jumping into the river and falling in .........
Raving Rafting!!
Janessa_P, Aug 2022
It was such a amazing experience and it was super safe, there is a whole safety talk that is fun and interactive. The whole experience itself was just beautiful with a relaxing sauna and hot tub to really warm you up. Good advice, wear wool, Sherpa, or alpaca, never cotton and bring extra cloths, bathing suit, and warm socks. Safe rafting!
Stunning landscapes, fun river rafting
7c5x9tgz65, Jul 2022
We had a really good time, the guides were very kind and knowledgeable. The rafting itself was fun! The landscape was just stunning and it was great to see Iceland from a river. Definitely recommend!!
Kelli_M, Jul 2022
Wonderful experience for me and my 12 year old. As everyone states, it is not too difficult for kids at all. They provide all gear. Only need bathing suit and wool socks really. The burger and beer at the end were delightful but the hot tub was too small for many to fit. The team working are lovely, capable and fun.
Beatriz, Sep 2021
Our tour was absolutely amazing. our guide couldn't be more interesting, kind, calm and confident. From river rafting to cliff jumping every moment was pure fun and adventure. It was me and my my son and they were able to, intensely, please all ages. I enthusiastically recommend!
Gabriel_H, Aug 2021
It was amazing! our guide was very cool and funny, he made the whole experience incredible. A must do!
Nice activity
patricia_C, Aug 2021
Very nice activity! Well organised. Good company. The only remark : no good communication what to wear. Take a bathing suit with you! And a polar pullover.
Great experience
Rebecca_F, Jul 2021
The guides were fabulous! All very knowledgeable. Safety is very important to them. Fluent in English & very entertaining.
Abenteuer im Wasser
Katharina_G, Jul 2023
Das Rafting war toll. Die Landschaft war beeindruckend. Es war abenteuerlich und die Guides waren sehr nett und erfahren.

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