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Varmahlid, Iceland
About Bakkaflot
We have proudly offered whitewater rafting since 1993. Our trips begin and end at the boathouse. Our guides will give you all of the equipment and information needed to ensure you have a fun and safe experience with us. When returning to the base all rafting guests are welcome to use our hot pools and enjoy the restaurant and bar facilities. Come and join us down the beautiful glacial rivers!
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West Glacial River Rafting Tour from Varmahlíð, North Iceland

Float over class 2 and 3 rapids in the West Glacial River on this guided rafting tour. After getting outfitted in the included wetsuits and helmets, enter the canyon on a raft with your onboard and experienced guide. Make your way down the river, enjoying views of the high canyon walls and unique geology.
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3 hours
from $115.00

Sit on top kayak

Take a guided trip on an open-top kayak down the Svartá River.

Meander down this gentle river that weaves its way through the peaceful landscape surrounded by scenic north Iceland mountain views and bountiful local wildlife all nestled in the Skagafjörður fjord.

In this part of North Iceland which is particularly famous for its horses. Apparently, it is the only part of Iceland where horses outnumber people and if you are lucky enough they might even take a break from their grazing and follow you for a spell.

Whether you are after a few splashes or a shorter relaxing drift we can find a starting point on the river for you.

This tour is weather dependent, you will get a little wet due to the design of the kayak.

It’s a good recreational activity for anyone at any skill level. Age limit is 12 years unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please specify when booking if you will be bringing individuals younger than 12 for the trip.
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2 hours
from $79.00
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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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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 that they would not have equipment to fit me
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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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Definitely a not to miss rafting. Fun, spectacular, easy but not too much (we tried the family packet). And a great team from Nepal: professional and friendly. Special - no spoiler - the hot chocolate during the trip (it is made in a very special way). More: hot spot baths at
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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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