Sightseeing the Viking way
The Vikings first travelled up rivers with their wooden boats over 1,000 years ago but their spirit is still here!
The boats are better; oars have been replaced with an engine and these Vikings are a whole lot nicer. Now you can go ‘sightseeing the Viking way’ with Iceland Riverjet.
Jet boating up the Hvítá River below the Gullfoss waterfall is extreme in excitement and thrills! Having no physical requirements, this adventure is for everybody over 10 years old!
The boats are custom-built from thick aluminium and powered by specially adapted V8-400 hp engines. With a water jet instead of a propeller, they can travel in depths as shallow as 10 cm at speeds up to 75 km/hr! They are highly manoeuvrable and can safely jump waves, go through rapids and do 360 degree spins on a coin.
The riverjet tour lasts half a day with a pick-up at your hotel in Reykjavik to the new Bjarkahóll in Reykholt. There are two tours: standard and extreme, varying only in length and degree of thrills. The 45 minute ride in the 11-seat boat takes you through spectacular lava canyons, beautiful scenery and white water rapids. The extreme tour takes about 2 hours, with bigger waves and stronger rapids, kicking the sightseeing up a notch! Trips run from April to October every day and every hour!
Iceland Riverjet is the first commercial jet boat company in Europe, founded in 2010 by the Norwegian, Cato Bergnord. He has over 17 years of white water experience and is a licensed jet boat pilot from New Zealand. Take a look at www.icelandriverjet.is for further information and a movie of a trip!
Skólabraut 4 • 801 Reykholt
+354 863 4506