Family Rafting Tour in North Iceland

A truly rewarding river rafting tour on Vestari Jokulsa, (e. 'West Glacier River').

Setting off from Hafgrimsstadir Rafting Base Camp, about  110 km/ 190 miles (approx. a 1.5 hours drive) from Akureyri and 305 km/190 miles from Reykjavik (approx. a 4 hours drive), there's a 15-minute drive from the camp to the valley of Vesturdalur, where the adventure starts and continues through the river canyon. You can engage in a friendly waterfight, have a swim, drink  drink hot cocoa made from natural spring water and last but not least enjoy the breathtaking scenery and have a great time with your travel companions.

All necessary equipment is provided, plus guidance, refreshments, and transport to and from the Hafgrimsstadir Rafting Base. Bring warm, lightweight clothing made of fleece, wool or other materials that insulate when wet (no cotton), warm socks and a change of dry clothes for after the trip. Dress for cold and wet conditions. Please note that the minimum age for the tour is 6 years, when accompanied by an adult.

Be at the Hafgrimsstadir rafting base at 15:00. Several transportation options are available, please contact us for details and further information on custom packages.

Have yourself an adventure on Vestari Jokulsa! Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Sep.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Rafting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 6 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: North Iceland, Skagafjörður, Vestari Jökulsá, Vesturdalur
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 15:00

Departure location:
Hafgrímsstaðir, Skagafjörður, North Iceland
  • All rafting equipment: drysuit, PFD, helmet, booties, gloves

  • Qualified, professional raft guides and safety kayakers

  • Transportation between our rafting base and the river

  • Riverside refreshments (food and hot drinks for East River trips, hot drinks for West River trips)

  • Iceland's ultimate rafting experience!

What to bring:
  • Thermal underwear / base layers

  • Warm fleece top / wool sweater

  • Fleece pants / extra long johns

  • Thick wool socks / hiking socks (at least 1 pair)

  • Dry clothes for after the river

  • Any necessary medications (asthma inhalers, etc.)

  • Waterproof camera (optional)

  • Thirst for adventure & sense of humour!

Good to know:

Be prepared to get wet! All clothing worn on the river should be of a material that keeps its insulating ability when wet. We highly recommend fleece, wool, and synthetic materials. DO NOT WEAR COTTON, so NOT your jeans and favourite hoodie!

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Family Rafting Tour in North Iceland

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