Rafting & Whale Watching

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Duration12 hours
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DifficultyEasy
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Pickup OptionFree Pickup

The day starts with a morning whale watching tour in Reykjavik. The rest of the day is spent river rafting on Hvítá river.

What to expect?

This adventure day trip in Iceland combines whale watching from Reykjavik Harbor with river rafting on the Hvítá River.

The day starts with a pick up from your accommodating travel guide. Following is an unforgettable boat journey where you explore the world of whales and sea birds. From Reykjavik’s old harbor, we set sail into the deep blue ocean wilderness to get up close and personal with whales in their natural habitat. The most commonly spotted are minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises, and humpback whales, with the occasional appearance of fin, sei, and killer whales (orcas). Along the way we find ourselves in the company of gannets, guillemots, cormorants, kittiwakes, arctic terns, and many more. The trip also takes us past several islands inhabited by colonies of puffins– a marine birder’s paradise and photographer’s dream! Before returning to the docks we enjoy a light lunch served on board.

Upon landing, your ride awaits to take you to our Drumbo rafting base for a splash on the Hvita river. The ride is 7 km long and takes us through crashing waves and exciting rapids as it winds its way through a series of spectacular canyons. Along the way, you will get the opportunity to swim in the glacial waters and brave the heights of our cliff jump! For those with a more powerful thirst for adventure. Wrap up the adventure with a hot shower and a sauna, and our country bar. You can also add on a optional BBQ dinner before we head back to Reykjavik.

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 there 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 is included?

  • Whale watching
  • Lunch
  • Transfer from Reykjavík
  • River rafting on the Hvítá river
  • BBQ dinner

What do I need to bring?

  • Warm sweater (not cotton)
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Extra clothing

Additional Information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 10% if cancelled 180 days before event or less.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Pick up from your accommodation

$231