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“Worth braving the brisk rapids!”
Review of Arctic Rafting

Arctic Rafting
Ranked #11 of 24 Food & Drink in Reykjavik
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Owner description: Arctic Rafting is an Icelandic adventure and activity company with an emphasis on ecotourism and environmentally friendly river trips in the amazing Icelandic nature. We try to be sustainable in all ways, whether it is regarding our rafting operation, restaurant, equipment or anything else. Arctic Rafting was originally founded in the early 1980s when we started rafting on the Hvítá glacier river in South-Iceland. Since then we have welcomed and entertained thousands of happy customers and look forward to keeping on doing so. Now we are a part of the Arctic Adventures family wich gives us an advantage of being able to offer all kinds of great combo tours.
Reviewed July 3, 2012

If you have never been white water rafting, this is the place to start. It's located about 1.5 hrs outside Reykjavik. Excellent instructors make it a fun and exciting tour.

Highlight: Take the 8 metre cliff jump, plunging into the Hvita river, you won't regret it...

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Reviewed April 12, 2012

I'd never been rafting before and was really excited. I'd seen the rafting in North Iceland run by Arctic rafting (called the beast of teh east) was a popular choice and the river was a bit challenging. The day was great, some of the rapids were terrifying as they were so big and fast. They also ensured that everyone was given the chace to be thrown out of the boat on a calmer bit of the river which was really great fun - although the water was freezing! Definitely a recommended trip for anyone who wants a bit of excitement.

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Reviewed December 19, 2011

If you love whitewater, geysers, waterfalls, or hot springs--and all of the other attractions of Iceland--you need to contact Arctic Rafting. The office is conveniently located in downtown Reykjavik, right along the main avenue, easy to find, and they have excellent response time through their website: http://www.arcticrafting.com/

My experience with Arctic Rafting was exceptional. My guide picked me up from my hotel, and took me on a combo tour: whitewater rafting and the Golden Circle tour. It was a highly professional trip, yet felt like I was with friends, and the whole thing was well worth it. The boathouse and gear was the highest quality, the guides extremely experienced and talented--fun waves and cliff jumping are just part of the thrill. After rafting, we went on the land tour, seeing the infamous waterfall of Gullfoss, Strokkur Geyser, and the Mid-Atlantic Rift in the lake, along with some historical sites and viewpoints.

Best outfit in Reykjavik.

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