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West Glacial River - Rafting in the North - VR01

Rafting down the magnificent canyon of West River

This is the perfect half-day trip for anyone who wants a safe adventure amongst some stunning natural scenery. It will take you rafting in Iceland’s majestic Jökulsárgljúfur or West Glacial River: home to some unique geology, bubbling hot springs and impressive rapids.

Duration: 3 hours

Group maximum: 7 persons per guide

Age limit: 6 years

Map (click here)

Departures: 15:00

Available: May - Sep

Youth (6-12): 9.990

Meet on location!

Included: Guided rafting tour, wetsuit, life-vest, helmet and all equipment for rafting. Riverside refreshments. Transportation between base and river

Bring with you: Warm sweaters and socks (this is a glacial river), bathing suit, change of clothing and towel.

For further information:
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Tour highlights

Gentle and fun rapids!
The remote and magnificent scenery of the West Glacial River Canyon
Making hot chocolate from natural hot springs
14 990 ISK per adult

Tour details

We will meet together at our base close to Jökulsárgljúfur, where we will get kitted out and one of our friendly river guides will give you a safety briefing. Then we will get out onto the river, where you will glide between the imposing cliffs and imperious rock formations, which have all been carved by volcanic activity over the millennia. Once we reach the river’s magnificent canyon you will have the opportunity to take a dip in the cool waters or just relax and enjoy the magnificent surroundings. Then to warm up we will have some hot cocoa, which has been made by nature’s own kettle! The West Glacial River is the perfect way to experience Iceland’s western wilderness and will be an unforgettable part of your holiday here.

For those who want something that will really get their hearts pumping, check out our Beast of the East trip!

We recommend that you bring: Warm, lightweight, layered clothing made of fleece, wool, or other synthetic materials that keep their insulating ability when wet (no cotton), warm socks and a change of dry clothes for after the trip. Dress for cold and wet conditions!

Disclaimer:Disclaimer: all rafting trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. We do not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.


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tour route

Looking for something more extreme?:
Beast of the east is available at 09:00 and 14:30 from mid May to mid Sept, click here.