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Jet Boat Ride on Hvita River

Get an action packed natural perspective of Iceland! Join a river jet ride on Hvita River through the canyons below Gullfoss Waterfall.

Type of tour:Day Tours
Season:01 May - 15 October
Duration:3 - 4 hours

Prepare yourself for thrilling excitement and visually stunning landscapes on a jet boat ride!

This adventurous daytour is truly one of a kind, being the only white water jet experience in Europe!‬

Meet your jet boat driver at the boat launch and get all the necessary safety information and safety gear.

The trip begins in a shallow part of the Hvita River where the water is flat and calm, and provides you the perfect opportunity to get a feel for the jet boat. Further upstream, the river becomes more narrow and basalt rocks begin to rise above you as our expert driver guides you on an intense and bumpy journey through the steep canyons and white water rapids.

Then deeper into the canyon the river goes calm again and becomes more narrow, only 5 meters from wall to wall in some areas. The jet boat speeds up and our driver maneuvers the boat so close to the basalt canyon walls that you feel like you can reach out and touch it. The graceful maneuvering of the boat, intense speed and heart stopping 360 degree turns are sure to please even the wildest of thrill seekers.

Brace yourself, this trip is not for the faint of heart!

You can either join this tour from the spot in the small village of Reykholt (same building as Café Mika) or we can pick you up in Reykjavik.


What to bring:

  • Warm clothing
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses/regular glasses


  • 40 minute boat tour on Hvita River
  • Waterproof suit, helmet, lifejacket, gloves



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