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Rafting in Iceland

Rafting in North Iceland

03/07/2015

River rafting near Akureyri. Family and Extreme rafting trips:)Now we offer shuttle from Akureyri to us every morning until 20 of August. You can book our river rafting tour in our website or just call us in +354 4538245

Enjoy a trip through the magnificent West Glacial canyon. This trip is ideal for those who want to enjoy a relaxing trip and take in some breathtaking scenery. For family rafting the West is the best. The West Glacial River is classed 2-3.

All of our trips start and end from our onsite boathouse. Our friendly and professional guides will provide you with all of the equipment needed for tackling our famous glacial rivers. We provide wetsuits, dry tops, helmets, buoyancy aids /life jackets and rafting booties. All you need to bring is your swimsuit, a warm long sleeve fleece and a towel. Optional extras are a sense of humour and adventure!

We will then take a 20 minute drive towards the West Glacial river. At the rafting put in your trip leader will give a full safety brief. You will then be divided into crews and assigned a boat and most of all your guide. Once on the river we will enter the canyon with its high walls and amazing geology. Along the way we may stop for a unique hot chocolate and for a spot of cliff jumping for the brave ones. The bus will be waiting at the takeout for the short drive back to the base where the hot pools await. Trip time is ca. 3 hours.

We run trips on the West Glacial River daily at 10.00 and 14.00 (minimum 4 people). The minimum age is 12 years. Any children younger must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian.

The price for the trip is 11900 isk. When staying in our guest house, you will get 10 % discount for the rafting trip.

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, buoyancy aids /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 humour and adventure!

Once we are all changed we will then drive you to into the East valley to our rafting put in. 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 pools.

Trip time is about 5-6 hours. We run trips on the East Glacial River daily at 09.00 and 15.00 (minimun 4 people). The minimum age is 18 years.

The price for the trip is 21900 ísk. When staying in our guest house, you will get 10 % discount for the rafting trip.