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White Water Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 4 Rafting on the East Glacial River

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  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
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White Water Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 4 Rafting on the East Glacial River
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6 hour rafting trip (3 hours on the water) on the East Glacial River, through exciting rapids and mind-blowing scenery down one of Europe's top rated rafting rivers.
US$253.19
Rafting Tour with Transfers
Grade 4+ whitewater rafting trip on the East Glacial River with pickup and drop-off from Akureyri (pickup outside Akureyri Backpackers, Hafnarstræti 98).
US$294.60
Overview
Travel into the Austurdalur wilderness and pit your paddling skills against the surging torrents of the East Glacial River on this 6-hour white-water rafting adventure from Hafgrímsstaðir. Pull on your drysuit at the base in Hafgrímsstaðir, then grab your paddle and hit the waves. Navigate the choppy waters of the grade IIII–listed river and see why it consistently tops Iceland’s white-water rafting rankings. Tackle challenging rapids such as ‘Alarm Clock’ and ‘Deep Fry’ with your guide, and end your trip with a cliff jump into the glacial waters.
What to Expect
This whitewater adventure delivers an unforgettable journey into the untamed beauty of Iceland’s river wilderness and a dose of adrenaline strong enough to satisfy the most powerful of cravings. For those traveling to Iceland with a thirst for adventure, this day trip is not to be missed.

Make your way to the rafting base in Hafgrímsstaðir where your adenture starts. Begin with a coffee while meeting your international team of guides at the river base, where you will get prepared and dressed into drysuits for the trip. From there, the rafting bus follows the road deep into the Austurdalur wilderness to the put-in point for the raft on the famous East Glacial River canyon. After a full explanation, demonstration, and training with your guides and safety kayakers, hit the water for a 3-hour, 18km descent of rapids such as "Alarm Clock", "Commitment", "Screaming Lady", "Green Room", "Deep Fry", "Waterfall", and many more. Conditions permitting, cap off your paddle with an 8-metre cliff jump and a swim in the energizing glacial waters.

Along the way, enjoy a riverside snack of freshly-baked waffles, jam, whipped cream, and hot chocolate, all homemade at the only farmhouse left in the valley and sent down into the canyon on a wire!
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1 - 5 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great experience

This was our first rafting experience and I would book again with these guys in a heartbeat. The crew literally spares no expense in order to give you a thrilling ride in a safe context. Worth every penny, highly recommended. Go for the White water...More

Thank Pieter V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Highlight of My Iceland Trip

I cannot express how much fun I had on this excursion. We were all a little nervous because our group of four had not rafted beyond a grade 3 river, but our guides (Sudat and Lizzie were awesome!) were top notch and gave us good...More

Thank Elyse B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Experience

Amazing experience with Viking Rafting! For two first-timers and one experienced, we had an awesome time. The team did a great job explaining the river, our journey, safety, etc. They provided Drysuits, which made a huge difference in our comfort level. We were kept warm...More

Thank ebartosz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A must-do in Iceland!

What a fantastic way to experience the beauty and force of nature in Iceland! We were a group of 7, ranging from teens to 50 year olds, novices to experienced rafters. We signed up in advance, based on the stellar reviews. We couldn't have been...More

Thank Katharine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highlight of my trip!

This is a really cool thing to do if you are in Iceland. When they say extreme rafting, the guides definitely work to push you out of your comfort zone for a true adrenaline rush. The after beer and meal are worth signing up for...More

Thank Kevin O
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