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

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  • Ideal choice for families
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
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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
US$144.35
Overview
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!
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1 - 5 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago
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

Thank Alejandro T
Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Mysolin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Family Experience!!!

I was skeptical booking this rafting trip as I have rafted all over the world; as high as Class IV. Knowing that I was taking this trip with my kids (13, 11, 8), I lowered my expectations and figured I'd make the best of it....More

Thank chrisZ8856UH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Incredible experience

This was one of the most exciting activities of our trip in Iceland. The guides were very helpfull en funny. It was our first rafting ever, but we felt very safe en we loved the nature.

Thank Lore E
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile
A great group of guides providing a great rafting experience

Our group of 40 from ages as young as 8 went down the west river yesterday. The guides were all very experienced, friendly and helpful. Our guide, Ryan, was absolutely awesome. He was funny and explained a lot of the geography and geology along the...More

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