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White Water Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 4 Rafting on the East Glacial River

  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour
White Water Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 4 Rafting on the East Glacial River
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6 hour rafting trip (3 hours on the water) on the East Glacial River, through exciting rapids and mind-blowing scenery down one of Europe's top rated rafting rivers.
From USD 247.94
Rafting Tour with Transfers
Grade 4+ whitewater rafting trip on the East Glacial River with pickup and drop-off from Akureyri (pickup outside Akureyri Backpackers, Hafnarstræti 98).
From USD 288.49
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Travel into the Austurdalur wilderness and pit your paddling skills against the surging torrents of the East Glacial River on this 6-hour white-water rafting adventure from Hafgrímsstaðir. Pull on your drysuit at the base in Hafgrímsstaðir, then grab your paddle and hit the waves. Navigate the choppy waters of the grade IIII–listed river and see why it consistently tops Iceland’s white-water rafting rankings. Tackle challenging rapids such as ‘Alarm Clock’ and ‘Deep Fry’ with your guide, and end your trip with a cliff jump into the glacial waters.
What to Expect
This whitewater adventure delivers an unforgettable journey into the untamed beauty of Iceland’s river wilderness and a dose of adrenaline strong enough to satisfy the most powerful of cravings. For those traveling to Iceland with a thirst for adventure, this day trip is not to be missed.

Make your way to the rafting base in Hafgrímsstaðir where your adenture starts. Begin with a coffee while meeting your international team of guides at the river base, where you will get prepared and dressed into drysuits for the trip. From there, the rafting bus follows the road deep into the Austurdalur wilderness to the put-in point for the raft on the famous East Glacial River canyon. After a full explanation, demonstration, and training with your guides and safety kayakers, hit the water for a 3-hour, 18km descent of rapids such as "Alarm Clock", "Commitment", "Screaming Lady", "Green Room", "Deep Fry", "Waterfall", and many more. Conditions permitting, cap off your paddle with an 8-metre cliff jump and a swim in the energizing glacial waters.

Along the way, enjoy a riverside snack of freshly-baked waffles, jam, whipped cream, and hot chocolate, all homemade at the only farmhouse left in the valley and sent down into the canyon on a wire!
Reviews (36)
1 - 5 of 31 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2018
Montanans take on the Beast of the East

By far one of the best experiences we had in Iceland! The Viking Rafting staff is amazing and make you feel safe and right at home, even in the freezing cold glacial river. The whole rafting trip was experience. Excellent food too! Shout out to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 19 September 2018
Beast of East - staff ignorance could cost you your life!

Either the previous reviews about rafting with this company are about the family friendly raft trip or are written by people who are completely unfamiliar with rafting safety. We did the Beast of the East trip. The river is spectacular! That being said, THE STAFF...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Foodiebyummy
Anup G, Owner at Viking Rafting - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Dear Foodiebyummy, Let us begin by saying that your review has shocked us. It is important that you understand how seriously we take every single review, whether it be five-star or one-star. In response to your feedback, we made a point of thoroughly debriefing your...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile
Great experience

This was our first rafting experience and I would book again with these guys in a heartbeat. The crew literally spares no expense in order to give you a thrilling ride in a safe context. Worth every penny, highly recommended. Go for the White water...More

Thank Pieter V
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile
Highlight of My Iceland Trip

I cannot express how much fun I had on this excursion. We were all a little nervous because our group of four had not rafted beyond a grade 3 river, but our guides (Sudat and Lizzie were awesome!) were top notch and gave us good...More

Thank 535elyseb
Reviewed 29 August 2018
Excellent Experience

Amazing experience with Viking Rafting! For two first-timers and one experienced, we had an awesome time. The team did a great job explaining the river, our journey, safety, etc. They provided Drysuits, which made a huge difference in our comfort level. We were kept warm...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ebartosz
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