Family-Friendly 3 Hour Whitewater River Rafting Tour in North Iceland

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Tour starts
3,5 hours
May - Sept.
Minimum age
6 years old


Come along on a truly rewarding rafting tour on Vestari Jökulsá river in northern Iceland. Those looking for a fun and exciting journey should not let this opportunity pass them by. 

Vestari Jökulsá or 'The West Glacial River' is fed by the mighty Hofsjökull glacier and winds down a relatively flat land, making this excursion perfect for young adventure seekers. The river flows through a stunning canyon and past beautiful valleys, which provide for a scenic journey.

Make your way to the rafting base camp in Hafgrímsstaðir, which is around 110 kilometres from the northern town of Akureyri. There, you will meet your rafting guides and hop aboard a vehicle that will take you to the river.

Before you board your boat, you will be given quick river rafting and safety introductions. You will also be provided with all the safety gear needed for the excursion, such as a helmet and a drysuit, so you will be able to fully enjoy your rafting experience.

Then it is time for your adventure to start! You will board a boat and rush down the river which snakes through a dramatic canyon and past green valleys. You will experience splashing waves and spectacular scenery along the way.

As you travel, you can engage in a friendly water fight with the other boats and even take a dip in this glacial river. Don't worry; your drysuit will keep you warm. After you are back on dry land, you can warm up with hot cocoa, made from natural spring water.

Join this family-friendly rafting tour and experience the beautiful Icelandic nature in an exciting way; by rushing down a glacial river. Book now to secure your spot on this action-packed tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

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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 (hot drinks)



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)

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. Cotton is not allowed, so do not wear your jeans and favourite hoodie!

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