Hafgrimsstaoir to West Glacial River Family Rafting Adventure

Day Trips & Excursions in Greater Akureyri

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5 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

Gentle rapids, stunning scenery, and natural riverside hot springs make the West Glacial River the perfect playground for paddlers of all ages! Float through the spectacular glacial canyons and experience Iceland beyond the reach of motors and foot.
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!

What’s included

  • All necessary rafting equipment: drysuit, PFD, helmet, booties, gloves
  • Qualified, professional rafting guides and safety kayakers
  • Transportation between rafting base and the river
  • Riverside refreshments (hot drinks)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Transportation to rafting base from Akureyri/Reykjavik
  • Gratuities


  • Ideal choice for families
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Popular choice with kids