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West Glacial River Rafting Tour from Varmahlíð, North Iceland

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    What to Expect
    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 will then take a 20 minute drive towards the West Glacial river. Your trip leader will give a full safety brief. You will then be divided into crews and assigned a boat and most of all your guide. Once on the river we will enter the canyon with its high walls and amazing geology. Along the way we may stop for a unique hot chocolate and for a spot of cliff jumping for the brave ones. The bus will be waiting at the takeout for the short drive back to the base where the hot pools await. 
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    Departure Point
    Merkigarður, Iceland
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • The minimum age is 12 years. Any children younger must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    My boyfriend and I booked the easy river rafting and had an amazing trip! We were the only participants that day so we were accompanied by 2 guides (plus one extra in a kayak in front of us for safety). The guides (from Nepal) were...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Ellen P
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    are guides were wonderful they tailor the expedition depending on your capabilities, we had great fun and saw a different side to Iceland, couldn't recommend more!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank jessicaeJ9926SB
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Not done any rafting before so wasn’t sure what to expect. Norris, our guide (Bakkaflöt rafting tours) was great. You get suited up in a wetsuit and overjacket (need to wear a thermal base layer underneath which obviously will get wet...!) and taken in a...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Chris W
    Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

    This was one of the best experiences! There were four of us, two adults and two teenagers and we choose the family whitewater rafting experience. Once we got all the gear on, we took a bus for about 20 minutes to the start. We got...More

    Thank HopkinsBay439
    Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

    Had such a good time doing the river rafting, we did the easier route with children age 10, 12 and 15 who all loved the experience. Dry suits meant nobody held back when allowed to jump into the water and everyone was smiling the whole...More

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    • Duration: 3h
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