Get your adrenaline running and taste some delicious authentic Icelandic beer on a fantastic day tour right off the Golden Circle
There is something amazing about a full-throttle action trip up a glacier river on a Jet Boat in a stunning canyon in Iceland and then cooling down after the adventure with locally brewed craft beer. Join other adventurous souls on a small group tour in what many Icelanders describe as the most beautiful region in Iceland. The Hvítá river will leave anyone with a great memory and the Icelandic Beer Sampling with a great taste!
May 1st - October 31st
Meet on location
Drumbó River Base, Drumboddstaðir
- Tour highlights
- Hvítá River
- Gullfoss Canyon
- Jet Boat Tour
- Delicious Beer Tasting
- Local Icelandic Beer Brew Info
- Professional Jet Boat Guide
- Jet Boat Tour
- Waterproof suit, gloves and safety equipment
- Tasting of 4 Icelandic beers
Stop at the charming Drumbó River Base for a Whitewater Jet Boat Adventure before getting a chance to taste some of Iceland’s most delicious beers. This River Jet and Beer Tour Combo is the perfect detour to make while doing the famous Golden Circle tour.
The Hvítá river originates in Langjökull glacier then runs into the Gullfoss waterfall making quite the spectacle before getting ready to flow through the Brúarhlöð gully. This is where you will be Jet boating at a tremendous speed up and about in this staggering setting with incredibly beautiful basalt columns and purple lupin flowers surrounding the area.
Your expert guide will provide you with all the gear needed and help you suit up before going over all the safety instructions and things that are good to know before taking off on this memorable adventure. You will feel like a Hollywood action hero as soon as the boat speeds off and starts blasting through the glacial water filled canyon and the feeling of doing something as exciting as this in a setting as intensely beautiful as this is hard to beat.
Once done with the speed boating we will rejoin at the Drumbó River Base for a fantastic beer tasting experience. The guide will talk you through everything you need to know about Icelandic beer brewing and answer any questions you might have all whilst you enjoy tasting some of Iceland’s most tasty drops.
The tours are available four times over the day:
What to bring: Warm outdoor layers, scarves and hiking shoes. If you intend to enjoy the free sauna facilities at Drumbó remember your bathing suit and a towel. All other equipment is provided including waterproof suit, helmet, goggles, gloves and a lifejacket.
This is the only whitewater jet boat experience in Iceland, the company follows the highest international safety standards applicable to commercial jet boating operations. The clothing we provide will keep you warm and dry, so there is no need to bring a change of clothes.
If you wear glasses they will fit under the goggles we provide. If you are pregnant we do not recommend that you join the Jet Boat Tour. It is, also, not recommend that people heavier than 130 kg participate.
Here is the plus-side to a cold country like Iceland. No dangerous insects survive here! Iceland has about three areas where some mosquitoes have now settled but nothing you will have to worry about on our tours. So to sum it up, no you will not need any repellant.
Tipping is not a requirement here in Iceland although it is permitted and does make most people very happy.
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.
There is a saying in Iceland, if you don’t like the weather just wait 5 minutes. This might sounds like a joke but is strangely true! Thanks to the beloved Gulf Stream, our country enjoys a cool, temperate maritime climate, this means refreshing summers and fairly mild winters. So basically Iceland maintains a surprisingly moderate temperature all year around.
Iceland is a very high tech country. We actually have one of the highest rates of Internet usage in the world. Many restaurants and cafés, especially in Reykjavik, have free wifi access, so if you have a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone you can get Internet access almost anywhere.
There are a few different ways you can book our trips. First of all, you can book almost all our trips right here on our website. There is a booking window on each tour page and we do recommend that you book and pay for your trip there, preferably in good time as we keep our groups small and some tours tend to sell out.
If the trip you would like to book is not bookable online, you can call our office directly, the phone number is +354 562 7000. Another way is to send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form. What we need to have is your name, how many people are in your party, where you are staying, a way of contacting you either an e-mail or a phone number and what tour you are trying to book.
- You can pay through the internet, through our website. This is by far the easiest, safest and fastest way to reserve and pay for your adventure. If you choose this way then you will receive a voucher as a confirmation via e-mail which you will need to bring with you for your trip.
- You can pay via phone, the phone number is +354 562 7000.Please Note: However you pay, you will always get a voucher: REMEMBER TO PRINT IT OUT AND BRING IT ALONG OR MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN SHOW IT ON YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE!
A booking is confirmed when you receive a confirmation email. If you think you have made a booking and have not received an email confirmation, please send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form, and we will figure this out together.
We process all payments in Icelandic króna (ISK). Prices in your currency might vary slightly depending on the conversion rate set by your card issuer.
Arctic Adventures is not responsible for currency changes between different currencies.
Most of our tours have no minimum but there is a minimum of 2 people for a few of our trips. If you are interested in a trip that has a minimum of 2 persons and are traveling solo we can take down your information and contact you if more people book the trip.
We do unfortunately not have a waiting list for our tours but feel free to check the availability sheet on our website as all updates will automatically be made to the sheet listed in each tour‘s description. We also offer a lot of different adventure tours around Iceland so chances are that we will have a similar version of the tour that you were originally looking for.
If we cancel a tour you have booked with us you will receive a 100% refund. The refund process is different depending on the way you booked the tour.
If you booked the tour on our website we will start the refund as soon as we know you will not be rescheduling and you will receive a separate email with the confirmation once the refund has been processed. It can then take a few days for the amount to show back up on your bank account once the refund has been processed and we therefore ask you to patient.
If you booked the tour through a booking agent you will need to contact them to receive the refund. We will confirm with them that the tour was cancelled and the refund process will start on their end. Arctic Adventures only receives a payment when the tour has finished so do to the cancellation your payment is still with you booking agent and therefore will the refund be processed by them.
If you pay with you card via email or phone you will need to contact us the same way again to be refunded.
We can not accommodate a person that has not reached the age limit on the tour. We put great value towards the safety of our customers and the minimum age policy falls under this. The minimum age requirement is decided by our operational managers and is dependent on each activity and it‘s difficulty ratings and can, therefore, vary between tours. We ask you to try to understand that this is based on safety procedures and we can therefore unfortunately not make any exceptions to this rule.
Arctic Adventures is a part of VAKINN which is the official quality and environmental system within Icelandic tourism. VAKINN provides validation of insurance, safety and regulatory requirements which supports increased quality and safety within the tourism industry.
Our website shows the correct number of available seats left so we can unfortunately not accommodate you and your group if the number of your group extends the number of available seats left. It is unfortunately not possible to squeeze additional participants onto the departure as we have really strict policy measures as to how many participants are assigned to each guide on our tour departures. This is of course done with our customers safety in mind, so we do hope that you understand.
We recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in adventure activities in Iceland, we actually recommend that whenever and wherever 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 on your person and brought with you on the trip where possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.
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.