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!
May. - Sept.
~ 7 hours
Meet on location
Departs from Overwrite
- Tour highlights
- River Jet Boat Tour
- Stunning views of Gullfoss
- Canyon Visit to the Secret Lagoon
- Small group experience
- Jet Boat Tour
- Professional Jet Boat Guide
- Waterproof suit, gloves and safety equipment
- Entrance fee to the Secret Lagoon
On this stunning adventure tour, 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
You will meet us in the attractive countryside of Drumboddsstaðir Base Camp for your whitewater jet boat 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 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 the locals 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.
Drumbo Adventure Base (Drumbodsstadir), on the Golden Circle. Click here for a map.
GPS: 64.229012, -20.285767
Meeting time: At least 15 minutes before departure. See booking engine for available departure times.
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!
This is the only whitewater jet boat experience in Iceland, the highest international safety standards applicable to commercial jet boating operations are followed.
Meet on location means travelling to the location of the tour yourself and then meeting our tour guides rather than being picked up and taken to the location.
On this tour, you will be provided with an overall, gloves and all the necessary safety equipment.
This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.
Here you should wait for your guide.
Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.
View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.
Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.
After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.
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 Special Tours, has been a favourite 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. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.
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 depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.
Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.
All of our tours are guided in English.
No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.
The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.
Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.
For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.
We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at time of booking. The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us. Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.