From wheels to waves, explore the best of Iceland's rugged wilderness in one action-packed day of adrenaline and fun!
This day tour is a combination of two popular activities – rafting and ATV. You have to have a valid drivers license to operate the ATV, but only 11 years old to take part in the fun.
May 6th - September 15th
10 hours / 9am - 7pm
Meet on location
- Tour highlights
- ATV bike trip
- Hafrafell (Mt.Hafrafell)
- Rafting on the white water river of Hvítá (Hvita)
- Certified rafting and ATV guides
- All necessary gear needed for both activities
Pick-up starts at 9 am from your Reykjavík accommodation. Please note, that the pick up can take up to 30 min.
This day trip is available directly from Reykjavik in Iceland. We will pick you up and drive to our ATV base camp, located only 15 minutes from downtown Reykjavík. On arrival, we give you a brief security talk and show you all you need to know about how the bikes work. Once we have made sure everyone is ready for full throttle ATV bike trip, we drive along the Hafrafell mountain and all the way to the top, where you will enjoy the stunning view of Reykjavík capital area and Esja mountain.
Next, you will be picked up and driven to Drumbó Basecamp on the banks of Hvítá River. We gear up for rafting on the white water river of Hvítá.
The river has a perfectly balanced mix of serene canyons and adrenaline pumping waves and rapids. We raft for 7 kilometers and at one point, participants get to jump from a cliff into the river. Shower and sauna after the rafting are included. This is the ultimate action combination tour.
Remember to bring: Warm undergarments, preferably fleece or wool. Warm socks and sweater and a change of clothes. Bathing suit & towel.
If you book odd numbers of participants you have to pay single rider supplement for the ATV tour. If you do not choose it in the booking process you will be charged the extra fee on location.
The Drumbó Base Camp has a reception, bar, sitting area inside and out, a hot tub, showers and a sauna. It’s pretty much the perfect rafting base, or at least we think so… 🙂
For lower body: Swimming wear to (or a change of underclothing) to wear under your rafting pants and/or for the sauna/hot tub. For the upper body: Bring a warm fleece or a wool sweater to wear under your rafting jacket (it will get wet), warm woolen socks, any necessary medications (asthma inhalers, etc.) and a towel to dry off after your trip. Everything else we will provide.
Yes, absolutely, each paddler on a rafting boat has to know how to swim.
On the Gullfoss Canyon Rafting the minimum age is 11 years if accompanied by a guardian.
On the Wonderful West the minimum age is 6 years if accompanied by a guardian.
On the Beast of the East the minimum age is 18 years.
On the 3 Day River Rush the minimum age is 18 years.
Yes, you can bring your camera if you like, but if it is not waterproof then it will 100% get ruined.
At Drumbó your options are bringing a waterproof camera, renting a GOpro from us or buying a disposable waterproof camera.
At Hafgrímsstaðir your options are bringing a waterproof camera or getting a copy of the photo/photos one of the guides takes during the tour. A photographer/guides is not a guaranteed thing though so should you wish to arrange photos in advance, please let us know and we will make sure to have a photographer along on the trip.
Yes, we provide life jackets for everyone.
Yes, there is a specially trained and certified river guide in every boat.
GRADE 1: EASY
Fast moving water with very small waves and without obstructions. Passages are obvious and easily navigated. Risk to swimmers is slight; self-rescue is easy.
GRADE 2: NOVICE
Simple rapids with regular small waves, easy eddies, and gradual bends. Wide, clear channels make navigating easy without scouting. Little manoeuvering is required, and rocks and obstructions are easily avoidable. Rapids that are at the upper end of this difficulty range are designated Class II+.
GRADE 3: INTERMEDIATE
Rapids with strong currents, large waves, powerful hydraulics, and obstructions that may be difficult to avoid. Controlled manoeuvres are often required to navigate, although passages are simple and have relatively little objective danger. Scouting is advisable for inexperienced parties. Rapids at the lower and upper end of this difficulty range are designated Grade 3- and Grade 3+ respectively.
Grade 4: ADVANCED
Difficult yet predictable rapids with large, irregular waves, boiling eddies, powerful hydraulics, steeper gradient, and some unavoidable obstructions. Passages are often difficult to recognize, and require precise boat control and skillful manoeuvering to navigate. Scouting is likely necessary for safe passage, and self-rescue is difficult. Rapids at the lower and upper end of this difficulty range are designated Grade 4- and Grade 4+ respectively.
GRADE 5: EXPERT
Long, powerful, obstructed, and unpredictable rapids that expose paddlers to significant danger. Rapids are steep with large, unavoidable waves and major hydraulics, congested chutes, and many obstructions. Complex, demanding routes require precise boat control, “must make” moves, and a high level of mental and physical fitness. What eddies exist may be small, turbulent, and difficult to reach. Scouting is necessary but may be difficult. Swims are dangerous, and rescue is often difficult even for experts. Proper equipment, extensive experience, and practiced rescue skills are essential.
GRADE 6: EXTREME
All previous difficulties increased to the absolute limit of practicability, suitable for teams of specially prepared experts only. Runs of this classification are rarely attempted and often exemplify the extremes of difficulty, unpredictability and danger. The consequences of errors are very severe and rescue may be impossible.
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
Price from 33.990 ISK per person.
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“Exactly what I hoped for!”
We did a combo ATV tour with Safari Quads and the rafting tour with Arctic Adventures and both did not disappoint. We had a blast on the river with Kata (sp.) who is an awesome guide and it happened to be her birthday too! Very experienced and really know how to have a fun time on the river. There was a good combination of some rapids, calm areas with interesting history and stories and the playground where we could have a little more fun with everyone in the raft. About half way through, you stop and are able to jump off a cliff into the water. Thank goodness for lifevests because the water literally takes your breath away! Such a great day and a memorable experience!