White Water Rafting Day Trip From Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 4 Rafting On The East Glacial River - Akureyri

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Overview

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.

Highlights

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

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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!

Inclusions for White Water Rafting Day Trip From Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 4 Rafting On The East Glacial River

  • 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)

Exclusions for White Water Rafting Day Trip From Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 4 Rafting On The East Glacial River

  • Additional food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

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
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • These guys are awesome! They had plenty of experience behind them and, for all the fun and joking around, never made you feel as if things were out of control. The dry suits were a godsend and made a wild ride on a cold river a very fun experience. Do the rapids with them ... you won't regret it!

  • Anup and his crew were fantastic. From top to bottom this is a life experience that everyone should have. Class IV and V white water rafting was 10x better than the one I did in Peru last year. This crew is fun, professional and educational. They stress safety throughout the process and were there each step of the way. Best hot chocolate and cream I have ever had! Cream sourced from a farm just up the road. We really battle some tough waves, cliff jump 15ft was fun and the surfing was phenomenal. Cant wait to check out the go pro footage...Anup lead even took control and took footage for us when the go pro snapped off my helmet gnarly fall. Lunch there was delicious and the overall vibe was chill. 10 out of 10, best action adventure I have booked on Viator.

  • Anup and his crew were fantastic. From top to bottom this is a life experience that everyone should have. Class IV and V white water rafting was 10x better than the one I did in Peru last year. This crew is fun, professional and educational. They stress safety throughout the process and were there each step of the way. Best hot chocolate and cream I have ever had! Cream sourced from a farm just up the road. We really battle some tough waves, cliff jump 15ft was fun and the surfing was phenomenal. Cant wait to check out the go pro footage...Anup lead even took control and took footage for us when the go pro snapped off my helmet gnarly fall. Lunch there was delicious and the overall vibe was chill. 10 out of 10, best action adventure I have booked on Viator.

  • This tour was the highlight of northern Iceland for me! All the guides were super nice and safety minded. Don and #39;t go on this tour if you don and #39;t want to get wet, because you will end up in the water. A very fun time and the waffles are delicious! Highly recommend!

  • Attentive, great experience

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