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West Glacial River Rafting Tour from Varmahlíð, North Iceland

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    What to Expect
    All of our trips start and end from our onsite boathouse. Our friendly and professional guides will provide you with all of the equipment needed for tackling our famous glacial rivers. We provide wetsuits, dry tops, helmets, buoyancy aids /life jackets and rafting booties. All you need to bring is your swimsuit, a warm long sleeve fleece and a towel. Optional extras are a sense of humour and adventure!

    We will then take a 20 minute drive towards the West Glacial river. Your trip leader will give a full safety brief. You will then be divided into crews and assigned a boat and most of all your guide. Once on the river we will enter the canyon with its high walls and amazing geology. Along the way we may stop for a unique hot chocolate and for a spot of cliff jumping for the brave ones. The bus will be waiting at the takeout for the short drive back to the base where the hot pools await. 
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Merkigarður, Iceland
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    Exclusions
    • 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
    • The minimum age is 12 years. Any children younger must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My boyfriend and I booked the easy river rafting and had an amazing trip! We were the only participants that day so we were accompanied by 2 guides (plus one extra in a kayak in front of us for safety). The guides (from Nepal) were very friendly, very experienced and really did
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    are guides were wonderful they tailor the expedition depending on your capabilities, we had great fun and saw a different side to Iceland, couldn't recommend more!
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    Not done any rafting before so wasn’t sure what to expect. Norris, our guide (Bakkaflöt rafting tours) was great. You get suited up in a wetsuit and overjacket (need to wear a thermal base layer underneath which obviously will get wet...!) and taken in a mini bus to the river.
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    This was one of the best experiences! There were four of us, two adults and two teenagers and we choose the family whitewater rafting experience. Once we got all the gear on, we took a bus for about 20 minutes to the start. We got some safety instructions from the guides from
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    Had such a good time doing the river rafting, we did the easier route with children age 10, 12 and 15 who all loved the experience. Dry suits meant nobody held back when allowed to jump into the water and everyone was smiling the whole way through. Our guides were all
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    By: Bakkaflot
    157 reviews
    Ellen P
    82
    Glacier river rafting with Bakkaflöt
    My boyfriend and I booked the easy river rafting and had an amazing trip! We were the only participants that day
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    814carole
    Port Orange, Florida
    51
    Great Extreme Rafting
    Great trip with our two early 20s young adult kids. Exciting and fun. Was not as cold as I was afraid it would be.
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    jessicaeJ9926SB
    10
    Wonderfull experince!
    are guides were wonderful they tailor the expedition depending on your capabilities, we had great fun and saw a
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    438riccardol
    Rome, Italy
    88
    A not to miss rafting
    Definitely a not to miss rafting. Fun, spectacular, easy but not too much (we tried the family packet). And a
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    Chris W
    10
    Cold, Wet and Brilliant...!
    Not done any rafting before so wasn’t sure what to expect. Norris, our guide (Bakkaflöt rafting tours) was great.
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    twofarawayCh
    308
    Extreme River Rafting East Glacial River
    This was an amazing trip, even with low water levels in August. All the nepalese guides were very confident,
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    LindaS9316
    295
    Professional crew for River Rafting experience
    Great experience. Professional people were helping and gave a sense of safety. My 3 children and husband undertook
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    Mobile92778
    Rome, Italy
    30
    Fantastic experience
    Had a blast rafting down the river, with two great guides. Drank hot chocolate made with hot spring water and went
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    Dbenesh
    10
    White Water trip was awesome !
    Great trip. Guides were incredible. Highlight of our trip to Iceland. The lamb soup at the end of our rafting trip
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    nebbinn
    10
    That river rocks the boat!
    I went there rafting with my friends. The guides were amazing, very experienced, adrenalin all the way. Icelandic
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    HopkinsBay439
    Fort Frances, Canada
    137
    Amazing experience!
    This was one of the best experiences! There were four of us, two adults and two teenagers and we choose the
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    Dbenson77
    41
    River rafting
    Excellent tour and everybody enjoyed it. Very skilled guide's. Very good to enter the hot tubs after the tour.
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    honolulu911
    Sydney, Australia
    2229
    Extreme Glacier River Rafting - 11/10 stars!!
    When it’s 12 degrees outside, it’s always a good idea to go rafting on a glacier river ;) We met up in Bakkaflot,
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    saraho57
    Eastleigh, United Kingdom
    256
    Incredible & thrilling experience!
    We chose the East River rafting trip and were so glad we did even though we were beginners. There were two boats
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    Lieke C
    10
    Amazing extreme river rafting
    For me it was the fitst time rafting and I was a little bit scared to go. The guys from Nepal gave real good
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