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Varmahlíð: East Glacial River Whitewater Rafting

1. Varmahlíð: East Glacial River Whitewater Rafting

Get your thirst for adventure quenched in Iceland on a whitewater rafting tour in The East Glacial River Gorge. Embark on an action-packed and exciting rafting tour filled with deep canyon scenery and heart-pumping whitewater. Take a day and meeting your guide a remote single-day rafting trip. Take on the whitewater adventure and go on an unforgettable journey into the untamed beauty of Iceland's river wilderness. Get your adrenaline fix, that's strong enough to satisfy the most powerful cravings. Don't worry about your experience level, discover for yourself why the East Glacial River has become an Icelandic signature for whitewater rafting. Feel at east with experienced professionals, so you don't have to be.

Guided Family Rafting Trip

2. Guided Family Rafting Trip

Even though we call this a "family" trip, it's not just for grandpa and the little guys! This is a fun and relatively gentle trip that is suitable for everybody out there, but if your idea of rafting is to hit big waves and feed your inner adrenaline junkie, this is not where that happens. If you're after action and more excitement, my crazy friend, then our whitewater action trip is probably what you're looking for! On this West Glacial River trip, fun and scenery swirl around you to deliver an unforgettable rafting adventure in Iceland! Featuring steaming riverside hot springs and magnificent canyon landscapes, this gentle rafting tour offers everyone from the novice rafter to the whole family an opportunity to pick up a paddle and explore Iceland's stunning river wilderness. As you negotiate the gentle rapids through the twists and bends of this towering gorge, enjoy the opportunity to sample some riverside hot cocoa from nature’s natural kettle! You may well find yourself in a friendly water fight, bathing in the invigorating glacial runoff, or simply kicking back and letting your troubles drift away with the meandering waters!

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Highly recommend! Me and my fiancé did this rafting adventure in early June ‘23 and it was such an exciting adventure. The guides are so helpful in ensuring that even the most inexperienced rafter feels safe and prepared. The equipment used was clean, well maintained and fit very well. A little bit about the river, it is relatively calm with some rough rapid areas. We were allowed to hop out of the raft in a deeper area to float freely down the river, although the water was frigid, the dry suits given at the start of the day kept us both warm and dry, which made it my favorite part of the trip that I recommend doing if weather allows.

It really is an adventure you won't soon forget. A great team that prepares and accompanies you professionally. The long bus ride to the starting point alone is an experience. The rafting route on the river is quite long and has some challenging spots. In the end everyone was done and everyone had fun. It was great that there was also variety in between, such as jumping off cliffs or drifting in the river and then getting back into the boat. Kudos again to the team that is doing this with so much dedication.

Such a good experience for me and my dad (70). We had a blast and felt safe the entire ride. Thanks for a great day with a great team! Especially thanks to our captain, mr Hunter!

Great rafting! Perfect organization, friendly team of guides, challenging river, lots of surprises and lots of fun!

Very good tour with nice guides, perfect for beginners. Next time like the difficult tour :)