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Rafting Tours

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Lowest Prices in Iceland
Best prices guaranteed
7 Tours available
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3 in 1 Family Friendly Bundle Discount Tours | Golden Circle, South Coast & Whale Watching
Embark on this fun-filled tour combo for three days of adventure to some of Iceland’s best-loved attractions, the Golden Circle and South Coast, and get the chance to spot a whale in the wild. This discount offer is perfect for families, and the smaller group size promises you will get more time with your guide as well as your fellow passengers. You will get to see both the Golden Circle and the South Coast from the comfort of a minibus, admiring the many locations on offer including waterfalls, geysers and cultural sites. Don't miss your opportunity to walk behind a waterfall and even between two tectonic plates as they pull apart. Your final day sees you whisked away by boat from the Reykjavík harbour to look for the gentle and majestic giants of the sea, whales, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on even the youngest animal lovers. This combo deal offers you and your family three separate tours so you have a different activity each day. Starting off from Reykjavík each day means it's not necessary to change accommodation or spend your holiday time repacking, providing relaxation alongside adventuring. Don't wait! This combo doesn’t just combine the most popular day trips in Iceland; it does so in a family-friendly way, so if you are travelling with children, you will want to book this tour. So grab your camera and come along on this genuine adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.
We give you the following for FREE:
ATV & Canyon Rafting From Reykjavik
Get your blood pumping with this incredible combination tour where you'll engage in two highly exciting and popular activities all in one day; ATV riding and white water river rafting! This is the perfect tour opportunity for adrenaline-hungry guests looking to maximise Iceland's adventure options. Your day will begin once you are picked up by your friendly driver/guide, who then proceed to drive you out the quad biking basecamp, leaving you free to enjoy the beautiful passing scenery from the comfort of the passenger's seat. Once you arrive at base camp, you will be provided with all of the necessary activity gear, including overalls, gloves and a helmet, and will also be given a safety briefing on how to operate the ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) correctly. Then it's out into the wild for a thrilling drive on the Reykjanes Peninsula. As the wind blows through your hair and the throttle rumbles beneath your fingers, you'll be blown away by the wealth of dramatic scenery on display; volcanic magma fields, canyons, trickling rivers and distant mountain peaks. On a clear day, you will even be able to see the mighty Snæfellsjökull glacier, standing tall on the horizon. After your ATV ride, you will be taken to your next meeting point, ready to try your hand at navigating one of Iceland's tumultuous rivers. Once again, everything you need will be laid out, including paddles, helmets and wetsuits, and newcomers to the sport will be pleased to know multiple guides will be on the water with you. Before you know it, you'll be floating down one of Iceland famous rivers for a 7-kilometre rafting tour. You'll find yourself splashing through rapids, shouting enthusiastic directions to your boat-mates as you attempt to stay afloat. Not only that, but you'll see some truly incredible sights from the river. After the rafting section of this tour is over, you are invited to a luxurious shower and sauna session, the perfect way to soothe your tired muscles after a day's adventuring. So why delay any longer? Make sure to book now so as to secure your spot on this exciting combination tour balancing ATV riding and white water river rafting in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
We give you the following for FREE:
Family Rafting Tour in North Iceland
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.
We give you the following for FREE:
Rafting Tour in Northern Iceland | The East Glacial River
Take a wild ride travelling down impressive gorges and canyons, tackling the rapid waters of the East Glacial River on this exciting rafting tour. This demanding tour is for all adventure-seekers that are up for the rigours of river rafting in one of the top rafting rivers in Europe. The adventure starts in Varmahlíð, a small village of around 140 people in northern Iceland. There you’ll meet your friendly and professional tour guide who will provide you with all necessary information and gear to keep you safe and warm in the river. You’ll then hop aboard a vehicle that will take you deep into the valley of Austurdalur where you will receive a final safety briefing and practice how to manoeuvre the craft, before you board your boat on Austari-Jökulsá—the East Glacial River. The river, often referred to as ‘The Beast of the East’, is fed by Iceland’s third largest glacier, Hofsjökull. You will travel 16 kilometres on the Beast’s white waves, through canyons and ravines, and tackle rapids with names such as ‘Alarm Clock’, ‘Commitment’, ‘Screaming Lady’ and ‘Green Room’. Austari-Jökulsá has been voted one of the top rafting destinations in Europe and is classed as a 4+ of 5 on the ‘rafting scale’. This means that participants in a rafting expedition may need to paddle for most of the duration and manoeuvre fast to overcome the turbulent water and steep drops. The rapids are powerful but predictable, so no rafting experience is needed, but a good level of physical fitness is required and you must be at least 18 years old. If the water levels allow, you’ll get a chance to play in the river for a bit by jumping in like a daredevil from a steep cliff. After the tour, a hot bowl of soup will be waiting for you on the river bank to warm you up after a day out on the ice-cold waters. You will then ride back to the town, where you’ll get a chance to unwind after a demanding day by soaking in geothermal hot pools and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the valley. So don't hesitate. Get the adrenaline pumping with this incredible tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
We give you the following for FREE:
River Rafting Tour in North-Iceland | West Glacial River
Add an exciting twist to your northern Iceland holiday with this fun-filled rafting tour on one of the country’s greatest glacial rivers. Cruise down the river of Vestari-Jökulsá, located in the beautiful Skagafjörður valley. This tour is perfect for those eager to spice up their trip with an adventure they’ll never forget. The tour starts in the little village of Varmahlíð where you meet your friendly guide who'll drive you to the beautiful glacial river. Once there, you will be given all the equipment needed to keep you warm and safe on your journey. You will also receive a safety briefing where you’ll get to practice how to manoeuvre the craft before you board your boat. Vestari-Jökulsá, or West Glacial River, originates in Iceland’s third largest glacier, Hofsjökull, and is one of the many rivulets that join and fall to the North. The river runs through a relatively levelled area, past both deep ravines and narrow valleys, making this tour is perfect for both beginners and experts alike. Once on the river, you will enter the mighty West Glacial Canyon, with its high walls and towering cliff faces. You will then paddle along the white river between enormous rock gorges covered in luscious green flora. The village of Varmahlíð and its surroundings are a well known geothermal area, so you should keep an eye out for a line of steaming hot springs on the river bank as you move along the stream’s gentle pace. Along the way, you will make a stop where the daredevils in the group can pump up their adrenaline by jumping off a cliff into the river. To warm you up, you will also be given a hot chocolate to enjoy while surrounded by the breathtaking scenery. After the tour, you’ll board the bus and head back to Varmahlíð where you can spend some time relaxing and unwinding after a day out on the river, in energising geothermal hot pools. Book this family-friendly tour now and spend the day enjoying the beautiful Icelandic nature in an entirely different way. Check availability by choosing a date.
We give you the following for FREE:
Exciting Rafting Tour in North Iceland
Come along on an adventure on the East Jökulsá River, also known as 'The Beast of the East'. This challenging and rewarding river rafting tour is perfect for those who wish to spice up their holiday with an adrenaline-pumping excursion. You'll depart from the rafting base camp at Hafgrímsstaðir in northern Iceland's Skagafjörður region. If you are travelling in the North, you can request to be picked up from the town of Akureyri for an extra fee. From Hafgrímsstaðir, you'll board a vehicle that will take you to the river where you'll be given all necessary rafting equipment, such as a helmet and drysuit. Your experienced guide will then teach you all about the boat and how to manoeuvre it through the rapids. Then there is nothing left but to board the boat and rush down the river. The water will soon turn white with rapids as you move through river gorges and canyons with mossy springs trickling down the cliffs. You'll have the whitewater splashing as you manoeuvring the craft down steep drops and over turbulent waters. This is a demanding but incredibly awarding tour. The East Jökulsá River originates in Iceland's third largest glacier, Hofsjökull, and its strong stream, thrilling whitewater, and incredible canyon scenery make it one of the country's best rafting rivers. After the ride, you'll get to warm yourself by the river with some light refreshments, but if you think this challenging tour will leave you wanting more, you can purchase a full meal during the booking process. Add an exciting twist to your Iceland vacation with this thrilling rafting tour and tackle the 'Beast of the East'! Check availability by choosing a date.
We give you the following for FREE:

5

average

2reviews

Rafting Tours

5 average category rating
2 reviews
Lowest Prices in Iceland
Best prices guaranteed
7 Tours available
Popularity
  • Popularity
  • Rating
  • Price
  • Price
  • Duration
  • Duration
3 in 1 Family Friendly Bundle Discount Tours | Golden Circle, South Coast & Whale Watching
Embark on this fun-filled tour combo for three days of adventure to some of Iceland’s best-loved attractions, the Golden Circle and South Coast, and get the chance to spot a whale in the wild. This discount offer is perfect for families, and the smaller group size promises you will get more time with your guide as well as your fellow passengers. You will get to see both the Golden Circle and the South Coast from the comfort of a minibus, admiring the many locations on offer including waterfalls, geysers and cultural sites. Don't miss your opportunity to walk behind a waterfall and even between two tectonic plates as they pull apart. Your final day sees you whisked away by boat from the Reykjavík harbour to look for the gentle and majestic giants of the sea, whales, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on even the youngest animal lovers. This combo deal offers you and your family three separate tours so you have a different activity each day. Starting off from Reykjavík each day means it's not necessary to change accommodation or spend your holiday time repacking, providing relaxation alongside adventuring. Don't wait! This combo doesn’t just combine the most popular day trips in Iceland; it does so in a family-friendly way, so if you are travelling with children, you will want to book this tour. So grab your camera and come along on this genuine adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.
We give you the following for FREE:
ATV & Canyon Rafting From Reykjavik
Get your blood pumping with this incredible combination tour where you'll engage in two highly exciting and popular activities all in one day; ATV riding and white water river rafting! This is the perfect tour opportunity for adrenaline-hungry guests looking to maximise Iceland's adventure options. Your day will begin once you are picked up by your friendly driver/guide, who then proceed to drive you out the quad biking basecamp, leaving you free to enjoy the beautiful passing scenery from the comfort of the passenger's seat. Once you arrive at base camp, you will be provided with all of the necessary activity gear, including overalls, gloves and a helmet, and will also be given a safety briefing on how to operate the ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) correctly. Then it's out into the wild for a thrilling drive on the Reykjanes Peninsula. As the wind blows through your hair and the throttle rumbles beneath your fingers, you'll be blown away by the wealth of dramatic scenery on display; volcanic magma fields, canyons, trickling rivers and distant mountain peaks. On a clear day, you will even be able to see the mighty Snæfellsjökull glacier, standing tall on the horizon. After your ATV ride, you will be taken to your next meeting point, ready to try your hand at navigating one of Iceland's tumultuous rivers. Once again, everything you need will be laid out, including paddles, helmets and wetsuits, and newcomers to the sport will be pleased to know multiple guides will be on the water with you. Before you know it, you'll be floating down one of Iceland famous rivers for a 7-kilometre rafting tour. You'll find yourself splashing through rapids, shouting enthusiastic directions to your boat-mates as you attempt to stay afloat. Not only that, but you'll see some truly incredible sights from the river. After the rafting section of this tour is over, you are invited to a luxurious shower and sauna session, the perfect way to soothe your tired muscles after a day's adventuring. So why delay any longer? Make sure to book now so as to secure your spot on this exciting combination tour balancing ATV riding and white water river rafting in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
We give you the following for FREE:
Family Rafting Tour in North Iceland
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.
We give you the following for FREE:
Rafting Tour in Northern Iceland | The East Glacial River
Take a wild ride travelling down impressive gorges and canyons, tackling the rapid waters of the East Glacial River on this exciting rafting tour. This demanding tour is for all adventure-seekers that are up for the rigours of river rafting in one of the top rafting rivers in Europe. The adventure starts in Varmahlíð, a small village of around 140 people in northern Iceland. There you’ll meet your friendly and professional tour guide who will provide you with all necessary information and gear to keep you safe and warm in the river. You’ll then hop aboard a vehicle that will take you deep into the valley of Austurdalur where you will receive a final safety briefing and practice how to manoeuvre the craft, before you board your boat on Austari-Jökulsá—the East Glacial River. The river, often referred to as ‘The Beast of the East’, is fed by Iceland’s third largest glacier, Hofsjökull. You will travel 16 kilometres on the Beast’s white waves, through canyons and ravines, and tackle rapids with names such as ‘Alarm Clock’, ‘Commitment’, ‘Screaming Lady’ and ‘Green Room’. Austari-Jökulsá has been voted one of the top rafting destinations in Europe and is classed as a 4+ of 5 on the ‘rafting scale’. This means that participants in a rafting expedition may need to paddle for most of the duration and manoeuvre fast to overcome the turbulent water and steep drops. The rapids are powerful but predictable, so no rafting experience is needed, but a good level of physical fitness is required and you must be at least 18 years old. If the water levels allow, you’ll get a chance to play in the river for a bit by jumping in like a daredevil from a steep cliff. After the tour, a hot bowl of soup will be waiting for you on the river bank to warm you up after a day out on the ice-cold waters. You will then ride back to the town, where you’ll get a chance to unwind after a demanding day by soaking in geothermal hot pools and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the valley. So don't hesitate. Get the adrenaline pumping with this incredible tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
We give you the following for FREE:
River Rafting Tour in North-Iceland | West Glacial River
Add an exciting twist to your northern Iceland holiday with this fun-filled rafting tour on one of the country’s greatest glacial rivers. Cruise down the river of Vestari-Jökulsá, located in the beautiful Skagafjörður valley. This tour is perfect for those eager to spice up their trip with an adventure they’ll never forget. The tour starts in the little village of Varmahlíð where you meet your friendly guide who'll drive you to the beautiful glacial river. Once there, you will be given all the equipment needed to keep you warm and safe on your journey. You will also receive a safety briefing where you’ll get to practice how to manoeuvre the craft before you board your boat. Vestari-Jökulsá, or West Glacial River, originates in Iceland’s third largest glacier, Hofsjökull, and is one of the many rivulets that join and fall to the North. The river runs through a relatively levelled area, past both deep ravines and narrow valleys, making this tour is perfect for both beginners and experts alike. Once on the river, you will enter the mighty West Glacial Canyon, with its high walls and towering cliff faces. You will then paddle along the white river between enormous rock gorges covered in luscious green flora. The village of Varmahlíð and its surroundings are a well known geothermal area, so you should keep an eye out for a line of steaming hot springs on the river bank as you move along the stream’s gentle pace. Along the way, you will make a stop where the daredevils in the group can pump up their adrenaline by jumping off a cliff into the river. To warm you up, you will also be given a hot chocolate to enjoy while surrounded by the breathtaking scenery. After the tour, you’ll board the bus and head back to Varmahlíð where you can spend some time relaxing and unwinding after a day out on the river, in energising geothermal hot pools. Book this family-friendly tour now and spend the day enjoying the beautiful Icelandic nature in an entirely different way. Check availability by choosing a date.
We give you the following for FREE:
Exciting Rafting Tour in North Iceland
Come along on an adventure on the East Jökulsá River, also known as 'The Beast of the East'. This challenging and rewarding river rafting tour is perfect for those who wish to spice up their holiday with an adrenaline-pumping excursion. You'll depart from the rafting base camp at Hafgrímsstaðir in northern Iceland's Skagafjörður region. If you are travelling in the North, you can request to be picked up from the town of Akureyri for an extra fee. From Hafgrímsstaðir, you'll board a vehicle that will take you to the river where you'll be given all necessary rafting equipment, such as a helmet and drysuit. Your experienced guide will then teach you all about the boat and how to manoeuvre it through the rapids. Then there is nothing left but to board the boat and rush down the river. The water will soon turn white with rapids as you move through river gorges and canyons with mossy springs trickling down the cliffs. You'll have the whitewater splashing as you manoeuvring the craft down steep drops and over turbulent waters. This is a demanding but incredibly awarding tour. The East Jökulsá River originates in Iceland's third largest glacier, Hofsjökull, and its strong stream, thrilling whitewater, and incredible canyon scenery make it one of the country's best rafting rivers. After the ride, you'll get to warm yourself by the river with some light refreshments, but if you think this challenging tour will leave you wanting more, you can purchase a full meal during the booking process. Add an exciting twist to your Iceland vacation with this thrilling rafting tour and tackle the 'Beast of the East'! Check availability by choosing a date.
We give you the following for FREE:

5

average

2reviews

Rafting Tours

5 average category rating
2 reviews
Lowest Prices in Iceland
Best prices guaranteed
7 Tours available
Popularity
  • Popularity
  • Rating
  • Price
  • Price
  • Duration
  • Duration
3 in 1 Family Friendly Bundle Discount Tours | Golden Circle, South Coast & Whale Watching
Embark on this fun-filled tour combo for three days of adventure to some of Iceland’s best-loved attractions, the Golden Circle and South Coast, and get the chance to spot a whale in the wild. This discount offer is perfect for families, and the smaller group size promises you will get more time with your guide as well as your fellow passengers. You will get to see both the Golden Circle and the South Coast from the comfort of a minibus, admiring the many locations on offer including waterfalls, geysers and cultural sites. Don't miss your opportunity to walk behind a waterfall and even between two tectonic plates as they pull apart. Your final day sees you whisked away by boat from the Reykjavík harbour to look for the gentle and majestic giants of the sea, whales, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on even the youngest animal lovers. This combo deal offers you and your family three separate tours so you have a different activity each day. Starting off from Reykjavík each day means it's not necessary to change accommodation or spend your holiday time repacking, providing relaxation alongside adventuring. Don't wait! This combo doesn’t just combine the most popular day trips in Iceland; it does so in a family-friendly way, so if you are travelling with children, you will want to book this tour. So grab your camera and come along on this genuine adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.
We give you the following for FREE:
ATV & Canyon Rafting From Reykjavik
Get your blood pumping with this incredible combination tour where you'll engage in two highly exciting and popular activities all in one day; ATV riding and white water river rafting! This is the perfect tour opportunity for adrenaline-hungry guests looking to maximise Iceland's adventure options. Your day will begin once you are picked up by your friendly driver/guide, who then proceed to drive you out the quad biking basecamp, leaving you free to enjoy the beautiful passing scenery from the comfort of the passenger's seat. Once you arrive at base camp, you will be provided with all of the necessary activity gear, including overalls, gloves and a helmet, and will also be given a safety briefing on how to operate the ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) correctly. Then it's out into the wild for a thrilling drive on the Reykjanes Peninsula. As the wind blows through your hair and the throttle rumbles beneath your fingers, you'll be blown away by the wealth of dramatic scenery on display; volcanic magma fields, canyons, trickling rivers and distant mountain peaks. On a clear day, you will even be able to see the mighty Snæfellsjökull glacier, standing tall on the horizon. After your ATV ride, you will be taken to your next meeting point, ready to try your hand at navigating one of Iceland's tumultuous rivers. Once again, everything you need will be laid out, including paddles, helmets and wetsuits, and newcomers to the sport will be pleased to know multiple guides will be on the water with you. Before you know it, you'll be floating down one of Iceland famous rivers for a 7-kilometre rafting tour. You'll find yourself splashing through rapids, shouting enthusiastic directions to your boat-mates as you attempt to stay afloat. Not only that, but you'll see some truly incredible sights from the river. After the rafting section of this tour is over, you are invited to a luxurious shower and sauna session, the perfect way to soothe your tired muscles after a day's adventuring. So why delay any longer? Make sure to book now so as to secure your spot on this exciting combination tour balancing ATV riding and white water river rafting in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
We give you the following for FREE:
Family Rafting Tour in North Iceland
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.
We give you the following for FREE:
Rafting Tour in Northern Iceland | The East Glacial River
Take a wild ride travelling down impressive gorges and canyons, tackling the rapid waters of the East Glacial River on this exciting rafting tour. This demanding tour is for all adventure-seekers that are up for the rigours of river rafting in one of the top rafting rivers in Europe. The adventure starts in Varmahlíð, a small village of around 140 people in northern Iceland. There you’ll meet your friendly and professional tour guide who will provide you with all necessary information and gear to keep you safe and warm in the river. You’ll then hop aboard a vehicle that will take you deep into the valley of Austurdalur where you will receive a final safety briefing and practice how to manoeuvre the craft, before you board your boat on Austari-Jökulsá—the East Glacial River. The river, often referred to as ‘The Beast of the East’, is fed by Iceland’s third largest glacier, Hofsjökull. You will travel 16 kilometres on the Beast’s white waves, through canyons and ravines, and tackle rapids with names such as ‘Alarm Clock’, ‘Commitment’, ‘Screaming Lady’ and ‘Green Room’. Austari-Jökulsá has been voted one of the top rafting destinations in Europe and is classed as a 4+ of 5 on the ‘rafting scale’. This means that participants in a rafting expedition may need to paddle for most of the duration and manoeuvre fast to overcome the turbulent water and steep drops. The rapids are powerful but predictable, so no rafting experience is needed, but a good level of physical fitness is required and you must be at least 18 years old. If the water levels allow, you’ll get a chance to play in the river for a bit by jumping in like a daredevil from a steep cliff. After the tour, a hot bowl of soup will be waiting for you on the river bank to warm you up after a day out on the ice-cold waters. You will then ride back to the town, where you’ll get a chance to unwind after a demanding day by soaking in geothermal hot pools and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the valley. So don't hesitate. Get the adrenaline pumping with this incredible tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
We give you the following for FREE:
River Rafting Tour in North-Iceland | West Glacial River
Add an exciting twist to your northern Iceland holiday with this fun-filled rafting tour on one of the country’s greatest glacial rivers. Cruise down the river of Vestari-Jökulsá, located in the beautiful Skagafjörður valley. This tour is perfect for those eager to spice up their trip with an adventure they’ll never forget. The tour starts in the little village of Varmahlíð where you meet your friendly guide who'll drive you to the beautiful glacial river. Once there, you will be given all the equipment needed to keep you warm and safe on your journey. You will also receive a safety briefing where you’ll get to practice how to manoeuvre the craft before you board your boat. Vestari-Jökulsá, or West Glacial River, originates in Iceland’s third largest glacier, Hofsjökull, and is one of the many rivulets that join and fall to the North. The river runs through a relatively levelled area, past both deep ravines and narrow valleys, making this tour is perfect for both beginners and experts alike. Once on the river, you will enter the mighty West Glacial Canyon, with its high walls and towering cliff faces. You will then paddle along the white river between enormous rock gorges covered in luscious green flora. The village of Varmahlíð and its surroundings are a well known geothermal area, so you should keep an eye out for a line of steaming hot springs on the river bank as you move along the stream’s gentle pace. Along the way, you will make a stop where the daredevils in the group can pump up their adrenaline by jumping off a cliff into the river. To warm you up, you will also be given a hot chocolate to enjoy while surrounded by the breathtaking scenery. After the tour, you’ll board the bus and head back to Varmahlíð where you can spend some time relaxing and unwinding after a day out on the river, in energising geothermal hot pools. Book this family-friendly tour now and spend the day enjoying the beautiful Icelandic nature in an entirely different way. Check availability by choosing a date.
We give you the following for FREE:
Exciting Rafting Tour in North Iceland
Come along on an adventure on the East Jökulsá River, also known as 'The Beast of the East'. This challenging and rewarding river rafting tour is perfect for those who wish to spice up their holiday with an adrenaline-pumping excursion. You'll depart from the rafting base camp at Hafgrímsstaðir in northern Iceland's Skagafjörður region. If you are travelling in the North, you can request to be picked up from the town of Akureyri for an extra fee. From Hafgrímsstaðir, you'll board a vehicle that will take you to the river where you'll be given all necessary rafting equipment, such as a helmet and drysuit. Your experienced guide will then teach you all about the boat and how to manoeuvre it through the rapids. Then there is nothing left but to board the boat and rush down the river. The water will soon turn white with rapids as you move through river gorges and canyons with mossy springs trickling down the cliffs. You'll have the whitewater splashing as you manoeuvring the craft down steep drops and over turbulent waters. This is a demanding but incredibly awarding tour. The East Jökulsá River originates in Iceland's third largest glacier, Hofsjökull, and its strong stream, thrilling whitewater, and incredible canyon scenery make it one of the country's best rafting rivers. After the ride, you'll get to warm yourself by the river with some light refreshments, but if you think this challenging tour will leave you wanting more, you can purchase a full meal during the booking process. Add an exciting twist to your Iceland vacation with this thrilling rafting tour and tackle the 'Beast of the East'! Check availability by choosing a date.
We give you the following for FREE:

5

average

2reviews

Rafting Tours

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3 in 1 Family Friendly Bundle Discount Tours | Golden Circle, South Coast & Whale Watching
Embark on this fun-filled tour combo for three days of adventure to some of Iceland’s best-loved attractions, the Golden Circle and South Coast, and get the chance to spot a whale in the wild. This discount offer is perfect for families, and the smaller group size promises you will get more time with your guide as well as your fellow passengers. You will get to see both the Golden Circle and the South Coast from the comfort of a minibus, admiring the many locations on offer including waterfalls, geysers and cultural sites. Don't miss your opportunity to walk behind a waterfall and even between two tectonic plates as they pull apart. Your final day sees you whisked away by boat from the Reykjavík harbour to look for the gentle and majestic giants of the sea, whales, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on even the youngest animal lovers. This combo deal offers you and your family three separate tours so you have a different activity each day. Starting off from Reykjavík each day means it's not necessary to change accommodation or spend your holiday time repacking, providing relaxation alongside adventuring. Don't wait! This combo doesn’t just combine the most popular day trips in Iceland; it does so in a family-friendly way, so if you are travelling with children, you will want to book this tour. So grab your camera and come along on this genuine adventure. Check availability by choosing a date.
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ATV & Canyon Rafting From Reykjavik
Get your blood pumping with this incredible combination tour where you'll engage in two highly exciting and popular activities all in one day; ATV riding and white water river rafting! This is the perfect tour opportunity for adrenaline-hungry guests looking to maximise Iceland's adventure options. Your day will begin once you are picked up by your friendly driver/guide, who then proceed to drive you out the quad biking basecamp, leaving you free to enjoy the beautiful passing scenery from the comfort of the passenger's seat. Once you arrive at base camp, you will be provided with all of the necessary activity gear, including overalls, gloves and a helmet, and will also be given a safety briefing on how to operate the ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) correctly. Then it's out into the wild for a thrilling drive on the Reykjanes Peninsula. As the wind blows through your hair and the throttle rumbles beneath your fingers, you'll be blown away by the wealth of dramatic scenery on display; volcanic magma fields, canyons, trickling rivers and distant mountain peaks. On a clear day, you will even be able to see the mighty Snæfellsjökull glacier, standing tall on the horizon. After your ATV ride, you will be taken to your next meeting point, ready to try your hand at navigating one of Iceland's tumultuous rivers. Once again, everything you need will be laid out, including paddles, helmets and wetsuits, and newcomers to the sport will be pleased to know multiple guides will be on the water with you. Before you know it, you'll be floating down one of Iceland famous rivers for a 7-kilometre rafting tour. You'll find yourself splashing through rapids, shouting enthusiastic directions to your boat-mates as you attempt to stay afloat. Not only that, but you'll see some truly incredible sights from the river. After the rafting section of this tour is over, you are invited to a luxurious shower and sauna session, the perfect way to soothe your tired muscles after a day's adventuring. So why delay any longer? Make sure to book now so as to secure your spot on this exciting combination tour balancing ATV riding and white water river rafting in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Family Rafting Tour in North Iceland
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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Rafting Tour in Northern Iceland | The East Glacial River
Take a wild ride travelling down impressive gorges and canyons, tackling the rapid waters of the East Glacial River on this exciting rafting tour. This demanding tour is for all adventure-seekers that are up for the rigours of river rafting in one of the top rafting rivers in Europe. The adventure starts in Varmahlíð, a small village of around 140 people in northern Iceland. There you’ll meet your friendly and professional tour guide who will provide you with all necessary information and gear to keep you safe and warm in the river. You’ll then hop aboard a vehicle that will take you deep into the valley of Austurdalur where you will receive a final safety briefing and practice how to manoeuvre the craft, before you board your boat on Austari-Jökulsá—the East Glacial River. The river, often referred to as ‘The Beast of the East’, is fed by Iceland’s third largest glacier, Hofsjökull. You will travel 16 kilometres on the Beast’s white waves, through canyons and ravines, and tackle rapids with names such as ‘Alarm Clock’, ‘Commitment’, ‘Screaming Lady’ and ‘Green Room’. Austari-Jökulsá has been voted one of the top rafting destinations in Europe and is classed as a 4+ of 5 on the ‘rafting scale’. This means that participants in a rafting expedition may need to paddle for most of the duration and manoeuvre fast to overcome the turbulent water and steep drops. The rapids are powerful but predictable, so no rafting experience is needed, but a good level of physical fitness is required and you must be at least 18 years old. If the water levels allow, you’ll get a chance to play in the river for a bit by jumping in like a daredevil from a steep cliff. After the tour, a hot bowl of soup will be waiting for you on the river bank to warm you up after a day out on the ice-cold waters. You will then ride back to the town, where you’ll get a chance to unwind after a demanding day by soaking in geothermal hot pools and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the valley. So don't hesitate. Get the adrenaline pumping with this incredible tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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River Rafting Tour in North-Iceland | West Glacial River
Add an exciting twist to your northern Iceland holiday with this fun-filled rafting tour on one of the country’s greatest glacial rivers. Cruise down the river of Vestari-Jökulsá, located in the beautiful Skagafjörður valley. This tour is perfect for those eager to spice up their trip with an adventure they’ll never forget. The tour starts in the little village of Varmahlíð where you meet your friendly guide who'll drive you to the beautiful glacial river. Once there, you will be given all the equipment needed to keep you warm and safe on your journey. You will also receive a safety briefing where you’ll get to practice how to manoeuvre the craft before you board your boat. Vestari-Jökulsá, or West Glacial River, originates in Iceland’s third largest glacier, Hofsjökull, and is one of the many rivulets that join and fall to the North. The river runs through a relatively levelled area, past both deep ravines and narrow valleys, making this tour is perfect for both beginners and experts alike. Once on the river, you will enter the mighty West Glacial Canyon, with its high walls and towering cliff faces. You will then paddle along the white river between enormous rock gorges covered in luscious green flora. The village of Varmahlíð and its surroundings are a well known geothermal area, so you should keep an eye out for a line of steaming hot springs on the river bank as you move along the stream’s gentle pace. Along the way, you will make a stop where the daredevils in the group can pump up their adrenaline by jumping off a cliff into the river. To warm you up, you will also be given a hot chocolate to enjoy while surrounded by the breathtaking scenery. After the tour, you’ll board the bus and head back to Varmahlíð where you can spend some time relaxing and unwinding after a day out on the river, in energising geothermal hot pools. Book this family-friendly tour now and spend the day enjoying the beautiful Icelandic nature in an entirely different way. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Exciting Rafting Tour in North Iceland
Come along on an adventure on the East Jökulsá River, also known as 'The Beast of the East'. This challenging and rewarding river rafting tour is perfect for those who wish to spice up their holiday with an adrenaline-pumping excursion. You'll depart from the rafting base camp at Hafgrímsstaðir in northern Iceland's Skagafjörður region. If you are travelling in the North, you can request to be picked up from the town of Akureyri for an extra fee. From Hafgrímsstaðir, you'll board a vehicle that will take you to the river where you'll be given all necessary rafting equipment, such as a helmet and drysuit. Your experienced guide will then teach you all about the boat and how to manoeuvre it through the rapids. Then there is nothing left but to board the boat and rush down the river. The water will soon turn white with rapids as you move through river gorges and canyons with mossy springs trickling down the cliffs. You'll have the whitewater splashing as you manoeuvring the craft down steep drops and over turbulent waters. This is a demanding but incredibly awarding tour. The East Jökulsá River originates in Iceland's third largest glacier, Hofsjökull, and its strong stream, thrilling whitewater, and incredible canyon scenery make it one of the country's best rafting rivers. After the ride, you'll get to warm yourself by the river with some light refreshments, but if you think this challenging tour will leave you wanting more, you can purchase a full meal during the booking process. Add an exciting twist to your Iceland vacation with this thrilling rafting tour and tackle the 'Beast of the East'! Check availability by choosing a date.
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About Rafting Tours in Iceland

Because of the large number of glaciers in Iceland—and high levels of snow- and rainfall—there are multiple rafting rivers accessible throughout the summer months. In the southwest, tours are conducted on Hvitá river and are accessible to all skill levels, whereas, in the North, they are held on the Jökulsá river system, providing a more challenging experience. 

1. Is river rafting in Iceland dangerous?

No, Iceland’s river rapids are easily accessible for newcomers to the sport. You will also be provided with safety equipment, including helmets and life jackets.

2. Will I get wet?

Yes, most certainly.

3. Will I get cold?

Not if you dress properly. You will be rafting on glacial rivers and, therefore, it is important to wear warm thermal layers.

4. Do I need to know how to swim to go river rafting in Iceland?

Yes, every person participating on a river rafting tour must be a competent swimmer.

5. Is there a guide on the boat?

Yes, every boat comes with a qualified and experienced guide. Many operators also have guides paddle kayaks along the raft to keep a close eye on the group.

6. Am I allowed to bring a camera on the raft with me?

Yes, you are allowed to bring a camera on the raft with you, but if it’s not waterproof, it will definitely be destroyed. Some operators will take tour photographs or rent out cameras.

7. Where do the river rafting tours in Iceland operate?

On West Glacial River (Jökulsárgljúfur), East Glacial River (Austari-Jökulsá) and Hvítá river.

8. What is the International Rivers Classification System?

The International Rivers Classification System ranks rivers from Class 1 (easy) to Class 5 (very difficult).

9. What is included in a river rafting tour in Iceland?

You will be provided with helmets, life jackets, a thick wet-suit, shoes and a full safety briefing in English.

10. Can I bring valuables onto the boat?

In theory, yes, but chances are you won’t finish the tour with them in your possession. It is always advised to store your valuables somewhere safe before the tour.

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