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Glacial River White Water Rafting

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4.5 hours
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Prepare for a thrilling outdoor experience on this extreme white water rafting excursion. Whitewater rafting down the East Glacial river in North Iceland is an experience for thrill seekers who are up for an adventure. You will enjoy the convenience of a small group and a knowledgeable guide on this tour. All the necessary rafting equipment will be provided.

What to expect?

  • It’s time to hook in and hold on. The East Glacial river has a reputation of being one of the most exciting rivers in Europe.

  • We guarantee you will have a great adventure with us! The East Glacial River is classed 4+. The trip begins at our boathouse where our friendly and professional guides will provide you with all of the equipment and information needed for tackling our famous glacial rivers. We provide wetsuits, dry tops, helmets, life jackets, and rafting booties. All you need to bring is your swimsuit, a warm sweater or fleece and a towel. Optional extras are a sense of humor and adventure!

  • Once we are all changed we will then drive you into the East Valley to our rafting pier. Our trip leader will give a safety brief with all of the relative safety information needed to get the most out of your trip.

  • We take to the river rafting 16 km through the East Glacial canyon. We will tackle rapids such as Alarm Clock, Commitment, Screaming Lady and of course the famous Green Room. Depending on the water levels we will also stop for some cliff jumping for those that feel they need a little more excitement. The bus will meet us at the take out where steaming bowls of hot soup are waiting. After a short 20-minute ride back to the base you can unwind in our hot tubs.

What is included?

  • Wetsuits
  • Jackets
  • Helmets
  • Life jackets and rafting booties
  • Lunch
  • Free entry to hot pools and shower

What do I need to bring?

  • Swimsuit
  • Warm long sleeve fleece
  • Towel
  • Sunblock (yes, you can get sunburn in Iceland)
  • Camera
  • Small snack (for the bus ride)
  • Spending money
  • Identification

Is this experience for me?

  • Most people can participate
  • Not recommended for people with serious medical conditions (Please advise us of any medical conditions that you may have no matter how trivial they are)

Additional Information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.
  • Note: Bakkaflöt reserves the right to cancel or curtail any trip at short notice due to the prevailing weather conditions or a safety compromise.
  • Note: Bakkaflöt reserves the right to refuse participation in rafting activities to those deemed dangerous to themselves and others. We advise you not to drink alcohol excessively 12 hours prior to the start of your trip.

Meeting point

  • Bakkaflöt in the fjord of Skagafjörður, North Iceland
  • Approx 90 minute drive from Akureyri and 4 hour drive from Reykjavík

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