Rafting the Gullfoss River Canyon

Set just over 60 miles (100 km) east of Reykjavik is one of Iceland's most popular attractions: the Gullfoss Waterfall. This famous cascade is nestled in a scenic canyon on the Hvítá River, which originates from the Langjökull Glacier. The Gullfoss River Canyon has the perfect balance of serene gorges and adrenaline-pumping waves and rapids—perfect for a river rafting experience! On this rafting journey, you'll float over 4 miles (7 km) down the picturesque canyon.

Luckily, rafting is the original Icelandic adventure, a trip meant for pure enjoyment. Therefore, you'll be fitted with a wetsuit to keep warm in the country's chilly waters. All skill levels—from expert to beginner—can enjoy rafting along the Gullfoss River Canyon, meaning anyone may savor the picturesque views of this Icelandic glacial river.

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