1. Iceland
  2. Capital Region of Iceland
  3. Reykjavik
  4. Gullfoss Waterfall

River Rafting and Local Beer Tasting Adventure

Product ID: 106684
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Get the full Viking experience with a river rafting experience down Hvítá river, through the breath-takingly beautiful Gullfoss Canyon before tasting local beer.
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Duration 4 - 7 hours
Starting times 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM
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Pickup optional

Arctic Adventures offers pick up service from most hotels in the downtown Reykjavík area as well as the certified bus stops.

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  • Go river rafting on Hvítá River
  • Enjoy an Icelandic beer tasting
  • Visit Gullfoss Canyon
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The adventure starts at Drumboddsstaðir, a charming farm near the Golden Circle route. You start by meeting your certified guide who will provide you with all the necessary equipment for the rafting adventure. After getting geared up we head down to Hvítá river in a bus where the guide will hold a safety briefing prior to the boats being dragged into the river. 

Rafting down the Hvítá River is a magnificent way to enjoy the Icelandic nature in a different way. Cruise down the great glacier river running all the way from Langjökull glacier, Iceland’s second biggest glacier, and take in the incomparable surroundings that the roaring river has created over the years, with Brúarhlöð canyon as one of the highlights. The canyon has grand rock formations and portholes and you can see how the water has sculptured the breccia walls. Hvítá river also feeds the grand waterfall, Gullfoss, that is one of them most visited attractions in Iceland.

After the tour, return to the base camp again for a quick shower and sauna (optional) before getting a history lesson in Icelandic beer and beer culture. By then your mouth will definitely be all watery and longing for a nice cold beer and that’s when the actual Icelandic beer tasting will begin; a platter of 4 local favorites for you to enjoy.

It is recommended to bring: warm undergarments, preferably fleece or wool, warm socks and sweater and a change of clothes, bathing suit & towel.
  • All equipment for River Rafting
  • Certified guide
  • Entry to sauna and shower
  • Taste of four Icelandic beers
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Pick-up & drop off service

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Meeting point

Drumboddsstaðir, rafting base camp no later than 15 minutes prior to the tour departure. GPS: 64°13'45.60" N, 20°17'12.05" W (WGS84).

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Suitable for everyone over the age of 20.

From US$ 138.12 per person

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Product ID: 106684