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Family Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 2 White Water Rafting on the West Glacial River

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Family Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 2 White Water Rafting on the West Glacial River
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Family Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 2 White Water Rafting on the West Glacial River
From US$143.16
Splash through the Icelandic wilderness and enjoy family-friendly adventure on this 3.5-hour rafting trip on the West Glacial River from Hafgrímsstaðir. Climb into your drysuit at the rafting base in Hafgrímsstaðir. Then, travel onward by bus to the banks of the choppy but gentle West Glacial River. With your paddle in hand, hop aboard your raft and follow the current downstream. Navigate the course with your guide and enjoy breathtaking views over the rolling riverbanks. Finish your adventure with a cliff jump and a swim in the glacial waters.
What to Expect
This afternoon family-friendly adventure delivers an unforgettable, hands-on journey into the untamed beauty of northern Iceland’s river wilderness.
Make your way to the rafting base in Hafgrímsstaðir where your adventure starts. Begin by meeting your international team of guides at the river base, where you will get prepared and dressed in drysuits for your trip. From there, the rafting bus will take you on the short road to the put-in point for the raft at the West Glacial River. After a full explanation, demonstration, and training with your guides, push off from the river bank for a 90-minute, 10km descent of gentle rapids, spectacular scenery, and riverside hot springs. Conditions permitting, boost your excitement with a friendly cliff jump and a swim in the bubbling glacial waters of northern Iceland.
Along the way, enjoy a steaming cup of hot cocoa made directly with natural hot water from a riverside hot spring!
Reviews (21)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2018
good fun and not too scary!

Great trip. I am not keen on boats or water so was a bit apprehensive but it was a great experience. You will get wet and bounced about on the raft, but the scenery is lovely and our guides, Ryan and Sumno were great. They...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicola J
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile
Excellent adventure!

Went a group of four and had the best time. Ryan the instructor was great, fun and helpful. I recommend eating the dinner there as you finish hungry from the rafting and the food was freshly cooked and tasty!

Thank Furou
Reviewed 22 August 2018
Amazing trip and amazing people!!

This was my first time rafting and it turned out better than expected! I decided to go on the west river so I could go with my friend who is 13 and not allowed (yet) on the east :) (also I was too scared to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lilja H
Reviewed 16 August 2018
Perfect Rafting Experience in Iceland.

This was my first time going rafting and I am very glad I took it with Viking Rafting. They are very professional. They make the trip very entertaining and they provide a "dry-suit" which keeps you about 95% dry. I even went for a swim...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Alejandro T
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile
Just perfect

We had the most wonderful time with our 11 year old daughter. Durga, Suman and Ryan were our guides. The river is not to easy, not to difficult and we fully enjoyed the whoke time. Breathtaking scenery. The Guides are very professional and we felt...More

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