Bakkaflot
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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!
Varmahlid, Iceland

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3 hours
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Alessandra G
Milano11 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
We stumbled across this agency while driving from Varmahlíð to Akureyri and decided to try the extreme rafting experience in the East Glacial River.
I’ll be honest: during the safety explanation part I was a bit scared, since I realized there was the possibility to fall in the water. However, the guiding team prepared us for every possible (even remote) event and during the actual tour I really had great fun. Two hours passed pretty quick and the team was great in guiding us through the rapids (they are professional and also funny).
At the very end, given our boat luckily never flipped, I even jumped spontaneously for a swim in the river which is another unforgettable experience!
I would definitely recommend the activity: pluck up courage (and arm strength) and crack it!
Written August 8, 2021
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Patrycja M
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Sep 2021 • Friends
The weather in Iceland is unstable and surprising, but only for us it was sunny that day. Of course, the water from the glaciers into the river cannot be considered warm, but the adrenaline during the raft ride gave an inflow of warmth and energy 💪😉
The organization, equipment and assistance will satisfy even the most demanding customers.
The guides are super prepared and at the same time with their sense of humor, understanding and kindness make the trip enjoyable and unforgettable.
The very experience of the expedition is emazing!
I recommend it to anyone who likes such adventures 😎
It was my second time there and it will definitely not be the last! 🤩
Thank you very much and see you next time 😍
Written September 26, 2021
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Linda Björk J
4 contributions
Aug 2021
Amazing day!
Review of West Glacial River Rafting Tour from Varmahlio, North Iceland
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What a day! And a new experience. What an incredible way to go out of your comfort zone with all professionals to guide you through the day. All members of the group, 6 persons loved the day. The boat went upside down and everyone fell in the river. It was a bit scary and exciting but all ended well for sure.
All of us are hoping to go back some day and repeat this!

After the rafting we got soup and then when we got back to starting point we went into the hot tub. Super nice!

The staff was very helpful and nice!
Written August 9, 2021
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Þorsteinn
1 contribution
Aug 2021
River rafting in East Glacier river (Austari Jökulsá) is a unique experience that can be recommended without hesitation for anyone who dares and wants to step a little outside the comfort zone! This is a powerful river and perhaps not for everyone but it’s a great trip and something you will never forget. The guides have everything under control, know what they are doing and all the facilities at Bakkaflöt are exemplary. I want to go again!
Written August 9, 2021
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madeleinewhaley
Eureka, MO9 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
I have been river rafting quite a few places, but the east glacial river was the toughest I have ever been on and one of the most fun. We had a blast with the guides and it was so much fun!! Definitely a worth while river rafting excursion!
Written November 23, 2016
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Yakko M
London, UK2 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Me and my girlfriend went here just last weekend. Had a great time, and the instructors were very friendly.
Written June 13, 2019
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liflar
Akranes, Iceland14 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
We came here a group of 15 people and had a super nice trip. The service was excellent, the staff was very expirienced and friendly. We would definately recommend this.
Written September 2, 2018
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Marian L
Canberra, Australia11 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
I went on a white water rafting denture with Bakkaflot on the Svarti River near Varmahlid. The rafting occurs on a beautiful river and journeys through a stunning canyon. The 'family' option was sufficiently fast to feel like an adventure, but not too rough. I loved it! It was one of the highlights of my trip to Iceland. Our guide, Ramesh, was friendly and helpful and good company. I consider this to be a MUST SEE activity for anyone interesting in seeing the beauty of northern Iceland.
Written July 18, 2017
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Honza Š
1 contribution
May 2017 • Couples
As the title assume I have experienced my first rafting trip with compeny of Bakkaflot on a East glacilar river of Iceland. It was one of the most amazing things I have ever done in my life. Our trip began with a bus ride to the starting place where we got safety speach from very kind and pro guides. The rafting it self was breath-taking, the bank of the river provided us with a beautiful scenery of Icelanding landscape meanwhile the adrenalin was floating in our veins. During our voyage they let us jump from around 4m high cliff into the river - pretty neat ! In the end of our trip they gave us warm soup which was realy useful for warming up our chilly bodies. This is not the end ! - After two hours of hard work there was a sweet bounty such as relaxation in a hot tube and swimming pool in the base of Bakkaflot. I truly recommend to everyone.
Written May 29, 2017
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IKall
Bucharest, Romania7 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
It was really fun and the scenery was great. Water did not seem too cold cause we had special suits.
Written February 8, 2017
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