White Water Rafting in Iceland with Arctic Adventures

White Water Rafting in Iceland with Arctic Adventures

I'm daring you to go #whitewaterrafting in #Iceland. If you love #adventure and are seeking an #active break, this is a trip for you!
Beautiful, refreshing and the waves will pump you full of adrenaline!


If you were dared to jump from a cliff in the middle of a magnificent canyon in Iceland, and plunge into arctic waters for some glacial river swimming, would you do it?

What if you were dared to jump on to a raft and navigate your way through some of the most pumping waves and rapids South Iceland has to offer? 

Well I'm daring you now! Watch my adventure here.

...navigate your way through some of the most pumping waves and rapids South Iceland have to offer...

White Water Rafting is a fairly epic adventure, and Iceland is a pretty spectacular location for it.

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Rafting the Hvítá River with Arctic Adventures
was a fantastic way to explore Southern Iceland, and a great way to combine intense adventure with spectacular sightseeing.

from  $107

River Rafting on Hvítá River

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 Hvítá, South, Iceland
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We gently floated through scenic canyons, paddled furiously through exciting rapids, and put our balance to the test by standing on the side of the rocking raft, dangerously close to the edge!

Throw in some cliff jumping for glacial swimming, and a relaxing hot tub and sauna back at base-camp at the end of the day, and you’ve got yourself an incredible amount of river fun!

Our rafting adventure

The River Fun Rafting Tour is a grade 2 white water rafting trip; suitable for every skill level! The team at Arctic Adventures was absolutely fantastic and really made our trip memorable.

Throw in some cliff jumping for glacial swimming, and a relaxing hot tub and sauna back at base-camp at the end of the day, and you’ve got yourself an incredible amount of river fun!

Fun, personable guides had us racing with other rafts, engaging in incredibly fun river games (which generally saw the uncoordinated (me) land in the river), and competing to see how many members of the other boats we could give a good old glacial water facial!

While you may instantly shiver at the thought of glacial swimming, with the amount of warm, waterproof clothing and gear provided by Arctic Adventures, we truly didn’t notice the cold! Plus, once you hit the water and your adrenaline starts pumping, the Icelandic chill quickly becomes a distant memory.

Not only were the team at Arctic Adventures phenomenal guides, they also doubled as pro chefs. After an incredibly active afternoon out on the river, we returned to base camp to an incredible BBQ dinner. 

Not only were the team at Arctic Adventures phenomenal guides, they also doubled as pro chefs.

Hot potatoes, fresh salad, and genuinely the most succulent, mouth-wateringly delicious steak I have tasted in my life.  This particular day tour had the whole package covered.

Not only can the staff navigate a mean river, they’re also pro chefs!

We fully utilized the base-camp bar over dinner, and spent spare time before our departure yelling and screaming at the flat screen TVs over the world cup score.

We shared social beers with our newfound rafting friends, because for the first time in a pretty decent while, I wasn’t driving! I was more than happy to allow Arctic Adventures to chauffeur us all back to our accommodation in Reykjavik.

from  $29

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 Skogarhlid 10, Reykjavik, Iceland
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