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Viking Rafting is proud to operate awesome whitewater rafting tours in north Iceland! From easy and scenic half-day float trips , to our signature action-packed adrenaline day tour, to remote multi-day wilderness expeditions, we are Iceland's whitewater specialists at your service! Our trips run daily throughout the summer to match all ability levels, desires, schedules, and budgets. Most importantly, we are 100% owned and operated by the guides that take you down the river, so you know you are in good hands!
Whitewater Action(Austria Jökulsá/East Glacial River)
Iceland's signature whitewater rafting trip! The East Glacial River gorge (Austari-Jökulsá) is the setting for our most action-packed and exciting rafting day tour. With its spectacular deep canyon scenery and relentless heart-pumping whitewater, the East has been consistently rated one of Europe’s best rafting rivers and topped popular guide books’lists of "must-do's" in Iceland. One of the most remote single-day rafting trips on the planet, 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 Iceland with a thirst for adventure, this is a day tour not to be missed! Never rafted before? Not to worry–most of our guests haven't. We have plenty of experience, so you don't need any! All we ask is that you show up with an ability to swim, desire to paddle, and a healthy thirst for adventure!
Price: 24.990 ISK
Departures: 9:00 daily
Duration: 5-6 hours
Minimum Age: 18
Family Rafting (Vestari Jökulsá/West Glacial River)
The West Glacial River combines fun and scenery to deliver an unforgettable rafting adventure in Iceland! Featuring steaming riverside hot springs and magnificent canyon landscapes, this gentle rafting tour offers everyone from the novice rafter to the whole family an opportunity to pick up a paddle and explore Iceland's stunning river wilderness. As you negotiate the gentle rapids through the twists and bends of this towering gorge, enjoy the opportunity to sample some riverside hot cocoa from nature’s natural kettle! You may even find yourself in a friendly water fight, bathing in the invigorating glacial runoff, or simply kicking back and letting your troubles drift away with the meandering waters!
Price: 9.990 ISK
Departures: 15:00 daily
Duration: 3-4 hours
Minimum Age: 8
For more info on river trips please visit www.vikingrafting.com
Bakkaflöt 10 km from Varmahlíđ
Tel (+354) 453 8245 and 899 8245
We have proudly offered our own whitewater rafting operation since 1993. All of our trips begin and end at our boathouse. Our team of local and international friendly guides will give you all of the equipment and information needed to ensure you have a fun and safe experience with us.
Each trip includes all necassary rafting equipment and guiding along with our own private transport to and from the rivers. When returning to the base all rafting guests are welcome to use our hot pools.
We run trips on 2 local rivers, the East Glacial river and the West Glacial river. The international river classification system has 5 levels of grading: class 1 (easy) to class 5 (very demanding). Please contact us directly if you need more information about our trips.
The transfer from Akureyri is with the Sterna bus which departs from Hafnarstrćti 77 at 07.30 every morning. Upon arrival in Varmahlíđ in Skagafjörđur, a bus from Bakkflöt Rafting will be waiting to transfer the guests to the companies base. Bakkaflöt company will then transfer everyone back to Akureyri after a day of rafting.
West Glacial River
Enjoy a trip through the magnificent West Glacial canyon. This trip is ideal for those who want to enjoy a relaxing trip and take in some breathtaking scenery. For family rafting the West is the best. The West Glacial River is classed 2-3.
All of our trips start and end from our onsite boathouse. Our friendly and professional guides will provide you with all of the equipment needed for tackling our famous glacial rivers. We provide wetsuits, dry tops, helmets, buoyancy aids /life jackets and rafting booties. All you need to bring is your swimsuit, a warm long sleeve fleece and a towel. Optional extras are a sense of humour and adventure!
We run trips on the West Glacial River daily at 10.00 and 14.00 (minimum 4 people). The minimum age is 12 years. Any children younger must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian.
The price for the trip is 11900 isk. When staying in our guesthouse, you will get 10% discount for the rafting trip.
The price with transfer from Akureyri and back is 17500 isk. Breakfast and access to a swimming pool at Bakkaflöt guesthouse included.
East Glacial River
It’s time to hook in and hold on. The East Glacial river has a reputation of being one of the most exciting rivers in Europe. We guarantee you will have a great adventure with us! The East Glacial River is classed 4+.
The trip begins at our boathouse where our friendly and professional guides will provide you with all of the equipment and information needed for tackling our famous glacial rivers. We provide wetsuits, dry tops, helmets, buoyancy aids /life jackets and rafting booties. All you need to bring is your swimsuit, a warm sweater or fleece and a towel. Optional extras are a sense of humour and adventure!
Once we are all changed we will then drive you to into the East valley to our rafting put in. Our trip leader will give a safety brief with all of the relative safety information needed to get the most out of your trip.
We take to the river rafting 16 km through the East Glacial canyon. We will tackle rapids such as Alarm Clock, Commitment, Screaming Lady and of course the famous Green Room. Depending on the water levels we will also stop for some cliff jumping for those that feel they need a little more excitement.The bus will meet us at the take out where steaming bowls of hot soup are waiting. After a short 20 minute ride back to the base you can unwind in our hot pools.
Trip time is about 5-6 hours. We run trips on the East Glacial River daily at 09.00 and 15.00 (minimun 4 people). The minimum age is 18 years.
The 09.00 o´clock tour is only available if booked through email@example.com or via phone (+354) 8487524 / 4538245.
The price for the trip is 21900 isk. When staying in our guesthouse, you will get 10% discount for the rafting trip.
The price with transfer from Akureyri and back is 27500 isk. Icelandic meat soup and access to a swimming pool at Bakkaflöt guesthouse included.