Amazing 7-Hour Private Canyoning Adventure Tour in Vatnajokull National Park

Enjoy amazing views on this exciting canyoning tour in Vatnajokull National Park.
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Haukafell Campground, Brunnholl, Iceland
7 hours
May - Sept.
Minimum age
12 years old


Experience the beauty of Iceland’s Vatnajokull National Park on this seven-hour canyoning tour with private guides. Thrillseekers looking for adventure during their Icelandic vacation should book this Southeast Iceland canyoning tour today.

The tour begins at the Haukafell Campground, the headquarters of the tour operator. You’ll meet the expert local guides leading you on the day’s adventures here. They’ll brief you on the safety aspects of the tour and answer any questions you have about the day’s activities. 

This excursion gives visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go canyoning in Vatnajokull National Park, the largest in Europe. Participants will jump into crystal-clear pools, swim in beautiful rivers, abseil down canyon walls, and hike through incredible locations.

Two guides will be on hand to ensure each guest has access to an expert. This is important for safety, but it’s also a great way to learn more about the area. They’ll teach you about canyoning and abseiling, and you’ll learn about the national park’s history and folklore.

After the safety briefing, you’ll receive all the equipment you need for the day ahead, including wetsuits, gloves, helmets, boots, and rappelling hardware. The guides will also bring first aid kits, emergency communication equipment, rope, and rescue equipment, meaning you’ll be well looked after in case of emergency.

The adventure begins with a hike through Vatnajokull National Park until you reach your canyoning destination. Your guides will give you clear abseiling instructions before the first descent, teaching you how to make your way down sheer rock faces and waterfalls safely.

You’ll start by practicing in a shallow area. As the day progresses and you get more confident, the guides will lead you through the river canyon, and you’ll get to experience more challenging rappels and jumps. 

Canyoning is an exciting way to explore Vatnajokull National Park while learning new skills. The equipment provided by the tour operator will keep you safe and warm, and you’ll have a fantastic time enjoying the views surrounding you.

After an exciting day of canyoning and hiking, you’ll return to the meeting point to change into something warm and dry. The guides will then cook a delicious barbecue for your group. Once you’re full and satisfied, you’ll be able to head back to your accommodation for a rest or continue to your next adventure.

Don’t miss your chance to witness the unforgettable scenery of Vatnajokull National Park up close as you rappel down waterfalls and canyon walls. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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Expert local guides
Private tour for up to eight guests
Personal safety equipment (wetsuits, gloves, boots, helmets, rappelling hardware)
Group safety equipment (first aid kits, emergency communication equipment, rope, rescue equipment)
Clear abseiling instructions
Team barbecue on return to base



What to bring

Swimsuit (or underwear that can get wet)
Thick pair of socks that can get wet
Synthetic sports shirt or rash vest to wear underneath
Water bottle
Camera or mobile phone with waterproof case
Dry change of clothes

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