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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 amazing experience green room these guys never felt unsafe felt safe whipped cream wet suits glacial river worth every penny class iv super fun
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    Reviewed 20 August 2018

    We went on the White Water Rafting Trip with Ryan. He was very fun, but also professional and skilled. It was my first time rafting and I was unsure about what to expect. Even though I was very excited, I also had some doubts/fears. But...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Loes H
    Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

    If you want to get your adrenaline going...Viking Rafting Beast of the East will meet every expectation. Our guide Tarzan made sure everyone got wet and most of us were in the river one way or another. Thanks also to Streve, Suman and Durga for...More

    Thank irieal
    Reviewed 9 August 2018

    The service was exceptional. The two guides were Steve from the US and Tarzan (guided our raft) from Nepal, and they were fantastic guides. I don't remember the other names, but the safety kayakers were from Nepal and New Zealand. Those guys are good! I...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank TnTUnlimited
    Reviewed 1 August 2018

    After I had had so much fun whitewater rafting with Viking last year I originally signed up for the 3-day rafting tour. Unfortunately the longer tour had to be cancelled due to a limited number of bookings, but I knew I had to fit in...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    1  Thank Kim T
    Reviewed 29 July 2018

    First rafting experience and had an amazing time. Looking at the price, it seems a bit expensive to some people (including me when I first purchased the ticket), but for all the effort put in, the time you get to be out on the water,...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Sarah N
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