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West Glacial River Rafting Tour from Varmahlíð, North Iceland

By: Bakkaflot
  • Rafting adventure with an experienced guide

  • See the unique geology of the West Glacial River

  • Includes all necessary equipment

West Glacial River Rafting Tour from Varmahlíð, North Iceland
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Float over class 2 and 3 rapids in the West Glacial River on this guided rafting tour. After getting outfitted in the included wetsuits and helmets, enter the canyon on a raft with your onboard and experienced guide. Make your way down the river, enjoying views of the high canyon walls and unique geology.

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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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile
Absolutely Amazing!

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

Thank Scarlyk
Reviewed 27 July 2018
Great Fun

We tried the family rafting trip and it was outstanding, some rapids, exciting, just right for us as we had never rafted before. The guides were terrific [they have one guide per raft (5 people per raft) and a safety guide in a kayak]. It...More

Thank DandC_Fl_USA
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This part of the river is not too intense, so fun for everyone (or at least a lot of people). Do not chicken out of the opportunity to jump off the rock into the river.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 6 July 2018
AWESOME "To Do" in the breathtaking ICELAND

We spent an awesome morning in Varmahlid! We did the family raft because we didn’t raft before. My partner, her family and myself enjoyed it a lot. Thanks a lot to Robbie and his team for his kindness and good vibes. I will recommend this...More

Thank Eduardo D
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile
So Much Fun!

Great guides and amazing views! We were a little worried about the cold at first but the gear they provided was sufficient. Look forward to a refreshing surprise halfway through! Fun for the whole family.

Thank Walker M
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