Rafting tour in the Golden Circle of Iceland 

Are you looking for some fun in Iceland? Join the rafting tour in the Gullfoss canyon and live an amazing adventure in the Golden Circle of Iceland, just below the famous Gullfoss waterfall and in a unique natural environment in Iceland. It will only help you to see your incredible species that will see a small adventure and pass as never.

The rafting in Gullfoss Canyon does not require prior experience. The Hvítá River is a beautiful and fun river located in the Golden Circle of Iceland, just one hour from Reykjavík. It offers the perfect mix between serene canyons and waves and rapids that serve to release all the adrenaline. This rafting tour starts directly from Drumboddstaðir base camp. If you are staying in Reykjavík, check all the details and book the rafting in Gullfoss tour departing from Reykjavík.




Rafting in the calm waters of  Hvitá river

Level of difficulty: Moderate (2 / 5)
Reservation: It is recommended to book your seat in advance online to ensure availability.
Activity duration: About 4 hours.
Price includes: Rafting tour in Gullfoss, English-speaking rafting guide, necessary equipment for rafting, entrance to shower and sauna after rafting, local VAT.
Scheduled departures: From May to September. The tour takes place directly at Drumboddstaðir base camp. Please be at Drumboddstaðir 15 minutes prior to departure.

What should I bring? It is important to bring clothes that will keep you warm under your rafting equipment. Come prepared to get wet with everything you are going to wear. Bring thermal clothes, not cotton. Remember to always have clothes underneath: waterproof pants, strong and waterproof sweater and socks, a towel and a bathing suit.


The Rafting in Gullfoss Canyon tour is the most popular rafting tour in Iceland. Everyone can participate as it does not require previous experience. This rafting tour departs directly from the base camp at Drumboddstaðir, just one hour from Reykjavík. The Hvítá River, where the rafting takes place, is a glacial river that offers a perfect mix between serene canyons and waves and rapids where you can release all the adrenaline. The Brúarhlöð canyon, with large rock formations, is one of the highlights. The rafting takes place in a beautiful area for 7 kilometers to a point where participants have the option  to jump off a cliff into the river, the best possible ending to this incredible rafting tour  in Gullfoss.

The river rafting activity lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. Afterwards, you can relax in the sauna, take a shower or book a delicious local lamb barbecue dinner at the restaurant and enjoy a drink at the bar (you must add this as an extra in the reservation panel). No one should leave Iceland without experiencing the strength of its rivers and admiring the excellent Brúarhlöð canyons on the Hvítá River.

Rafting in Gullfoss Canyon
Jumping in the rafting in Gullfoss tour
Rafting in Hvitá river, Golden Circle

Responsibility All of the activities on the glacier happen according to the full and complete responsibility of the clients. ISLANDICA s.r.o. does not take responsibility for any incidents that occur involving the participants while on the excursion. Any action taken by the participants, is at their own risk and ISLANDICA s.r.o. is not liable for any harm, damage or injuries experienced by the participants. By signing up for and making a reservation for this or any other tour, excursion or outing with ISLANDICA s.r.o. the participants accept these conditions. It is possible that the participants will be asked to sign a waiver to ensure understanding of these conditions, declaring that he or she is conscious of the inherent risks that come with these activities. Code: AA-RF. ID852.