Ride the Hvítá rapids in a Jet Boat and bathe in the relaxing Secret Lagoon on this fantastic tour where ultimate excitement and great serenity meet!
A fabulously exciting adrenaline-spiking white water adventure through Gullfoss Canyon and geothermal bathing at the beautiful Secret Lagoon. This tour delivers ultimate excitement and great serenity – get a different angle on the dramatic contrasts Iceland is so famous for!
15th May to 15th September
~ 7 hours
Meet on location
- Tour highlights
- River Jet Boat Tour
- Stunning views of Gullfoss
- Canyon Visit to the Secret Lagoon
- Small group experience
- Guided Minibus Tour
- Jet Boat Tour
- Professional Jet Boat Guide
- Waterproof suit, gloves and safety equipment
- Entrance fee to the Secret Lagoon
- Pick up and drop off in Reykjavík
On this stunning adventure tour from Reykjavík you will feel as though you are in an incredible movie, riding the rapids between the extraordinarily rugged basalt cliffs of the Gullfoss Canyon. We then deliver you to a calming and very beautiful hot spring bathing pool, the Secret Lagoon, surrounded by the soft geothermal landscapes around Flúðir. In this land shaped by volcanoes, glaciers and great geological dramas we want to give you total extremes!
Jet Boat Tour
We head away from Reykjavík, through attractive countryside to our Drumboddsstaðir Base Camp for your whitewater rafting adventure! Your Jet Boat Guide will issue your equipment and give you a quick briefing – then you get a stunning and totally phenomenal 40 minutes on the Hvítá river. Feel your adrenaline levels hit the sky as the throttle opens out and you soar through the rapids at amazing speed. Hvítá means ‘the White River’, the whitewater action on this tour will truly show you the reason why it is so named. Hurtling between high-sided cliffs and making lightning turns your exhilaration will reach new heights! An ample flow of meltwater from Langjökull glacier feeds this breathtakingly powerful glacial flow. You will also experience quieter stretched with soft deltas where you will can enjoy the rich local birdlife.
The Secret Lagoon
Now for some serenity! This natural hot pool at the stunning geothermal village of Flúðir, is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. For a long time only local people knew about it, nowadays, the secret is out, so you can enjoy the magic and great photo opportunities! Bathing in the natural hot water surrounded by peaceful scenery is one of the most relaxing and loveliest experiences you can have in Iceland.
The tour returns to Reykjavík at approximately 18:00, you are then dropped off where we picked you up.
Pick up is at 11:30 from your hotel or nearby selected meeting point in Reykjavik. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes so your patience is greatly appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
What to bring: Warm layers, waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves and sturdy shoes suitable for the weather. Don´t forget your bathing suit, towel and camera!
What if I don’t own all of these clothing items?
Don’t worry, you can always rent sturdy hiking shoes, waterproof jacket and pants in the booking process.
This is the only whitewater jet boat experience in Iceland, the highest international safety standards applicable to commercial jet boating operations are followed.
The clothing we provide will keep you warm and dry, so there is no need to bring a change of clothes.
We offer pick-ups from most known hotels, hostels and guesthouses in the capital area. We do not pick up from Airbnb. To make the process of finding the nearest pick-up location to your accommodation easier we have made a map of the locations.
This is a great question. We would like to ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pick-up time as you could be our first pick up.
Please be at your assigned pick-up location from the start time of your pick-up and wait for your guide to arrive.
Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.
No, absolutely not. Due to safety reasons, it is strictly prohibited. If we suspect that participants are intoxicated we will prohibit them from joining the tour.
Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding, has been a favorite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time). Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs (the hot spring part is particularly popular with the kids:)). Most of our jeep tours (to be found here) are also suitable for all ages. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.
We recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland, we actually recommend that whenever and whereever you travel you take out a good travel insurance, as world travelers ourselves it has saved us money and aggravation many times.
Before starting any of our more technical trips, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their particular trip. The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.
Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start. Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.
Last we would like to underline how important it is to dress according to instructions of the tour and the weather of the day. Always read the “what to bring” very well.
Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.
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.