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

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    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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    All reviews safety kayakers waffles whole team adrenaline rush green room raft guide dry suit amazing experience worth every penny glacial river felt safe whipped cream super fun wet suits these guys class iv an absolute blast
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    Reviewed yesterday

    It was an awesome tour with a wonderful team, especially our guide Justin was great (enjoy the beer)

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 4,711,081,581
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    We had the BEST TIME EVER going rafting with Viking rafting. These guys are pure professionals and they do know how to have fun. The whole trip was awesome, we got good training before the river ride from Abup and Hunper, a trustworthy follow up...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Karen K
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    The trip was so great! I felt very safe og I was so glad I took the adventure trip. I cant wait to go rafting again!!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Sws0909
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    The funniest trip with a beautiful view and so Nice people! A trip full of action, laughs and GOOD vibes. I just wanna go again!! So Much fun

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Freja T
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Viking Rafting was definitely the most exciting experience we had on our 10 day trip to Iceland (and we had an action packed trip). Guy, Suman, Hunter, Ryan, and Justin were our raft guides, safety kayakers, photographers, and chauffeurs on our trip and every one...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Nathan R T
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