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East Glacial River Rafting Tour from Varmahlíð

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USD 195.00
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    What to Expect
    The trip begins at our boathouse where our friendly and professional guides will provide you with all of the equipment and information needed for tackling our famous glacial rivers. We provide wet-suits, dry tops, helmets, buoyancy aids /life jackets and rafting booties. All you need to bring is your swimsuit, a warm sweater or fleece and a towel. Optional extras are a sense of humor and adventure!

    Once we are all changed we will then drive you into the East valley to our rafting put in. Our trip leader will give a safety brief with all of the relative safety information needed to get the most out of your trip.

    We journey 16 km through the East Glacial canyon. We will tackle rapids named: Alarm Clock, Commitment, Screaming Lady and of course the famous Green Room. Depending on the water levels we will also stop for some cliff jumping for those that feel they need a little more excitement.The bus will meet us at the take out where steaming bowls of hot soup are waiting. After a short 20 minute ride back to the base you can unwind in our hot pools.
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    Departure Point
    Merkigarðsvegur, Iceland
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Rafting is a weather dependent sport
    • We reserve the right to cancel or change any trips depending on the weather conditions. We also have the right to cancel the trip for people who put themselves or others at danger during or before a trip
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

    Great trip with our two early 20s young adult kids. Exciting and fun. Was not as cold as I was afraid it would be. Nepalese guides were excellent and took care of everyone. All were invested in all having a great time. I was concerned...More

    Thank 814carole
    Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

    This was an amazing trip, even with low water levels in August. All the nepalese guides were very confident, reliable and humorous. They even stayed calm and effective when one boat had all but one men over board. The view in the canyon is absolutely...More

    Thank twofarawayCh
    Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

    Had a blast rafting down the river, with two great guides. Drank hot chocolate made with hot spring water and went cliff diving!

    Thank Mobile92778
    Reviewed 28 July 2019

    Great trip. Guides were incredible. Highlight of our trip to Iceland. The lamb soup at the end of our rafting trip was superb and much appreciated.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Dbenesh
    Reviewed 28 July 2019

    I went there rafting with my friends. The guides were amazing, very experienced, adrenalin all the way. Icelandic meat soup and hot tubs afterwards. Brilliant. I haven't had this much fun for years. Thanks a lot. Great camping place with hot pool.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank nebbinn
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