Rafting & Whale Watching

Rafting & Whale Watching

Duration: 12 hours / Difficulty: Easy

Adventure combo day trip in Iceland. Whale Watching from Reykjavik Harbor & river rafting on the Hvítá River.


Trip difficulty 3 out of 5 possible.

Tour Highlights:
- Whale Watching 
- River Rafting 
- Hvita River
- Old Harbor 

Come and join this amazing wildlife sightseeing experience!   

The day starts with a pick up from your accommodating travel guide (by Special tours). Following is an unforgettable boat journey into 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! This 7km trip takes us through crashing waves and exciting rapids as it winds its way through a series of spectacular canyons. Along the way, you will have 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.

DisclaimerAll 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.

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