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Family Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 2 White Water Rafting on the West Glacial River

Varmahlíð, Iceland

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Splash through the Icelandic wilderness and enjoy family-friendly adventure on this 3.5-hour rafting trip on the West Glacial River from Hafgrímsstaðir. Climb into your drysuit at the rafting base in Hafgrímsstaðir. Then, travel onward by bus to the banks of the choppy but gentle West Glacial River. With your paddle in hand, hop aboard your raft and follow the current downstream. Navigate the course with your guide and enjoy breathtaking views over the rolling riverbanks. Finish your adventure with a cliff jump and a swim in the glacial waters.
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Popular choice with kids
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All necessary rafting equipment: drysuit, PFD, helmet, booties, gloves
Qualified, professional rafting guides and safety kayakers
Transportation between rafting base and the river
Riverside refreshments (hot drinks)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Transportation to rafting base from Akureyri/Reykjavik
Varmahlíð, Iceland

Departure Time

3:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age: 6
  • Recommended items to bring with you: Thermal underwear/base layers, warm fleece top/wool sweater, fleece pants/extra long johns, thick wool socks/hiking socks (at least 1 pair), change of clothes for after the river, any necessary medications (asthma inhalers, etc.), waterproof camera (optional)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Viking Rafting

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Family Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 2 White Water Rafting on the West Glacial River?
This activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers.

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An experience to remember!
, Jul 2018
This was an AMAZiNG experience! Highly recommended. Fun, helpful, and knowledgeable staff. Great for kids and families.
This was the first time I'd ever...
Stewart R
, Aug 2017
This was the first time I'd ever done white water rafting and I loved it. It was the perfect grade for my 7 year old who had a fantastic time. The team who took us out three boats of people were fantastic and made it fun for all of us, whether that was swimming down the river or cliff jumping optional!!!!, through to the good natured ribbing of people on the boats. I'd highly recommend it
This was an excellent trip for our...
Dale C
, Aug 2017
This was an excellent trip for our kids 10 and 12 who are novices at whitewater. The guides did a great job explaining safety rules, the equipment and how a boat works together to go through rapids. We had a great time drinking hot chocolate made from fresh volcanic spring water and jumping off of a cliff into ice cold glacier water thanks to the dry suits. My kids loved the day and were doing things I never expected like jumping off a cliff! Thanks Phil and the rest of the team for making our day safe and fun!!!
It was a long drive from Reykjavik...
Siobhan S
, Jul 2016
It was a long drive from Reykjavik but well worth it! We all had a brilliant time and the guides were superb. Once our youngest is a bit older we would definitely try another rafting trip on a bigger river. Well done guys! John, Michael and Sousane

Product code: 7561P2

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