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

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    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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    Departure Point
    Rafting Base in Hafgrímsstaðir, near Varmahlíð (approximately 1.5 hours drive from Akureyri)
    If option with transport from Akureyri selected: pickup is from outside Akureyri Backpackers
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All rafting equipment: drysuit, PFD, helmet, booties, gloves
    • Qualified, professional raft guides and safety kayakers
    • Transportation between the rafting base and the river
    • Riverside refreshments: freshly baked waffles and homemade hot chocolate
    • Transport from Akureyri (only if option selected at time of booking)
    • Additional food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Recommended items to bring: thermal underwear/base layers, warm fleece top/wool sweater, fleece pants/extra long johns, thick wool socks/hiking socks, change of clothes for after the river, any necessary medications (asthma inhalers, etc.) and waterproof camera (optional)
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews whole team safety kayakers waffles raft guide adrenaline rush dry suit green room these guys amazing experience felt safe whipped cream wet suits glacial river worth every penny class iv super fun an absolute blast
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Supernice activity, professional monitors who are responsible and know how to make fun and make it an entertaining and exciting trip for everyone! Plus a nice extra halfway (won't spoil the surprise) Special thanks to Liz, Suman,Tarzan,Anup and Vlada (enjoy your beer, you guys deserve...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Jenskevdv
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    True - a bit expensive, also true - worth every króna. Team - 10/10, safety - 10/10, times I got to "accidentally" swim - 4 (still waiting for my prize), fun 12/10. I also recommend to order the lunch - delicious. By the way, glacier...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Gilad K
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    First of all, a monstrous thank you to Justin, Tarzan,Ryan and everyone else on the Viking team (sorry, I’m terrible with names) that made this excursion possible. This was like no rafting I’ve ever done. To be able to fly down the river through rapids...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Phil C
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Excellent trip, really good fun, and not nearly as cold as you'd think. We were slightly apprehensive with how safe and cold the rafting would be... we shouldn't have worried. The team at Viking Rafting were great, we always felt safe and well looked after,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Duba31
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Firstly, I’d like to thank all of you- guides, office, receptionist, kitchen staff and all crazy people around to make our day so incredible!! Secondly, I’d love to highly recommend to go rafting with Viking Rafting, not only because they are the best, but also...More

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