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One of the best River Rafting in Europe
This White Water River Rafting is the best activity for any adventure junkie.
✅ River Rafting.
✅ Glacier River.
✅ White Water Action.
Available: May – September
Duration: 6 hours.
Level: 4 out of 5.
Minimum Age: 18 years.
Meeting point: The meeting point for this tour is at Hafgrímsstaðir in north Iceland. See a better description below.
What to bring:
The first thing you need to know about our trip is that we give you a dry suit. This incredible piece of gear should keep you 95% dry during your rafting trip, but they will NOT keep you warm! There is nothing tropical about our river or environment. The water we will be rafting on is fed directly by a Glacier, so it’s very cold. The key to being happy on the river is to stay warm. We strongly encourage you to bring multiple layers; tops, bottoms, and socks to keep you feeling comfortable while rafting. If you bring the correct clothing, you won’t be cold at all.
Please trust us when we say that the river can be the worst of all thieves, and that any valuables you bring with you on the raft (cameras, sunglasses, laptops, etc.), are likely to disappear to the bottom of the rapids when you are fully distracted and least expecting it. Trust us, we’ve learned our lesson too many times, and we’ll do our very best to avoid saying “I told you so”! Hide your valuables somewhere that you can find them safe and dry after your trip.
This is like your favorite Disney World ride, but without a seat belt! And just like that ride, you don’t need any previous rafting experience to discover for yourself why the East Glacial River has become Iceland’s signature whitewater rafting trip. The reason we are experienced professionals is so you don’t have to be.
If you’re scared of getting splashed by huge waves and don’t enjoy excitement, this is definitely not the trip for you. However, we’re pretty confident that you’ll still love our Family Rafting trip. The East Glacial River Gorge is the setting for our most action-packed and exciting rafting day tour. With spectacular deep canyon scenery and relentless heart-pumping whitewater, the East has been consistently rated one of Europe’s best rafting rivers and has topped popular guide books’ lists of “must-do’s” in Iceland. One of the most remote single-day rafting trips on the planet, this whitewater adventure delivers an unforgettable journey into the untamed beauty of Iceland’s river wilderness. Combine that with a dose of adrenaline strong enough to satisfy the most powerful of cravings. For those traveling to Iceland with a thirst for adventure, this is a day tour not to be missed!.
Our Whitewater Action rafting trip is available as a day tour package from Akureyri, including return transportation and lunch. When booking online, simply select the “Lunch of the Day” and “Pickup from Akureyri” extras to build the full day tour package. Departures from Akureyri are available everyday, but due to limited seating must be booked in advance.
*** Pickups leave at 7:20 from Akureyri Backpackers @ Hafnarstræti 98
The Viking Rafting base at Hafgrímsstaðir is located on Road #752, 15 km from its junction with Hwy #1 at the west end of Varmahlíð. Simply follow Road #752 up the valley for about 10-15 minutes until you see us on the left-hand side of the road!
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