Hafgrimsstaoir to East Glacial River White Water Rafting Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Greater Akureyri

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from$244.33
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Tour description provided by Viator

Exciting rapids, mind-blowing scenery, and one of the most remote single-day river settings on Earth make the East Glacial River Iceland's signature rafting trip! Get right into the action and see for yourself why the “East” has been consistently rated as one of Europe’s best rafting day trips and topped popular guide books’ lists of "must-do's" in Iceland.
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!

What’s included

  • 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)

What’s not included

  • Additional food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • All necessary equipment included
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