Arctic Rafting is a pioneer and a leader in world-class river tours since 1983. Today we are proud to be Iceland's largest, longest-running, and most trusted whitewater tour operator. Founded on unmatched standards in safety and equipment, and operated by a professional team of qualified guides, we are the only rafting operator in Iceland whose guides are fully trained and assessed to international standards, certified in whitewater rescue and wilderness first aid, and backed by an impressive depth of international experience. Experience the Arctic Rafting difference, and share in the secrets of Iceland's wild and beautiful rivers!
SOUTH ICELAND – Rafting from Reykjavik
Staying in the Reykjavík area? We proudly offer single-day rafting trips directly from Reykjavík throughout the summer (May –
September), with guaranteed daily departures and door-to-door service from the city center hotels.
is our most popular river tour from Reykjavik, featuring a beautiful guided trip on the Hvítá River that is suitable for everyone. For those wishing to visit the Golden Circle (Iceland's most popular sightseeing destinations: Gullfoss, Geysir & Þingvellir), our Golden Grand Slam
trip combines a splash on the Hvítá River with the best of the Golden Circle, making for one full action-packed day. Anyone with a craving for more excitement and an added challenge should check out our RiverRide
trip for the opportunity to take on the mighty Hvítá from a 2-person self-guided inflatable canoe!
NORTH ICELAND – Rafting in Skagafjörður
For those venturing north of Reykjavík, Iceland's rafting mecca is just a quick step off the beaten path in the Skagafjörður valley, on the way to Akureyri along Highway #1. Here wild and beautiful glacial rivers drain Iceland's 3rd largest glacier, carving deep and magnificent canyons on their journey to the ocean. From our newly constructed Hafgrímsstaðir Rafting Base, we operate 3 unique rafting trips on 2 different rivers, and can confidently promise to satisfy anybody's appetite for adventure, no matter how mild or extreme! The world-famous rapids of the East Glacial River (Austari-Jökulsá) set the stage for Iceland's most exciting rafting day-trip and multi-day rafting adventure, while the stunning canyons and meandering waters of the West Glacial River (Vestari-Jökulsá) are well suited to our gentler half-day family rafting trip. Come and experience the invigorating purity of Icelandic glacial whitewater!