Face your fears in Iceland's East Glacial River. Raft down Grade 4+ rapids, scream over the "Lost" Rapid, and push your adrenaline as you fall over the Jumping Rock. The raging waters of this river make it one of Europe's top rafting spots.
About this activity
- Free cancellation
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
- Mobile ticketing
- Use your phone or print your voucher
- Duration 7 hours
- Starting time 9:00 AM
- Instant confirmation
- Test your limits on one of the most remote river-rafting trips on Earth
- Enjoy stunning scenery and incredible pounding rapids
- Head through the "Screaming Lady", the "Lost" rapid, and over the jumping rock
- Relax at the end with a swim in the milky waters of the glacial river
- River Rafting on Austari-Jökulsá River
- All rafting equipment (drysuits, helmets, PFDs, booties, gloves)
- Experienced professional guides & safety kayakers
- Transportation between rafting base and the river
- Riverside refreshments
- Iceland's best rafting experience!
- Overnight accommodations
- Pick-up from Akureyri (We offer the option of picking you up at the Sterna bus terminal in Akureyri for a small additional fee).
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Prepare for the activity
Hafgrímsstaðir Rafting Base Camp. The Arctic Rafting base at Hafgrímsstaðir is located on Road #752, 15km from its junction with Hwy #1 at the west end of Varmahlíð. Simply follow Road #752 up the valley for about 10-15 minutes until you see us on the left-hand side of the road. We offer a daily shuttle service departing from Akureyri Backpackers at 7:30 and returning around 17:00.Open in Google Maps ⟶
Know before you go
- Be prepared to get wet! All clothing worn on the river should be made of fleece, wool, or other synthetic materials that keep their insulating ability when wet. NO COTTON!
- 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 change of clothes for after the trip