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North Iceland Wonderful West: 3-Hour Family River Rafting

1. North Iceland Wonderful West: 3-Hour Family River Rafting

On this 4-hour rafting excursion of North Iceland you will wind your way through the irresistible landscapes of the Vesturdalur Valley, before drifting deep into the staggering beauty of the West Glacial River canyon. Jump in the river, have a splash, or just relax and take in the magnificent scenery. The trip takes things at an easy pace and is suitable for anyone aged 8 or over who wants a day of fun, combined with soft adventure in dramatic scenery. Featuring bubbling hot springs and a mind-blowing landscape, everyone, from the novice rafter to the whole family can enjoy a gentle white-water experience and the unique opportunity to explore the Icelandic wilderness from the depths of the West Glacial River's magnificent canyon. As you negotiate gentle rapids, through the twists and bends of the towering gorge, you will pause to sample hot cocoa from nature's own kettle, get caught up in a friendly water fight, bathe your soul in the invigorating glacial runoff, or simply kick back and let your troubles drift away with the meandering waters! Looking for more action? Then check out our “Beast of the East” rafting trip!

West Glacial River Family Rafting

2. West Glacial River Family Rafting

Enjoy a trip through the magnificent West Glacial canyon. This trip is ideal for those who want to enjoy a relaxing trip and take in some breath-taking scenery. For family rafting the West is the best. The West Glacial River is classed 2-3. The trip starts and ends in the onsite boathouse. The friendly and professional guide will provide you with all of the equipment needed for tackling famous glacial rivers. The guides will 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. Take a 20 minute drive towards the West Glacial river. Your trip leader will give a full safety briefing. You will then be divided into crews and assigned a boat and most of all your guide. Once on the river you will enter the canyon with its high walls and amazing geology. Along the way you may stop for a unique hot chocolate and for some cliff jumping for the brave ones. The bus will be waiting for the short drive back to the base where the hot tubs await. The trip time is around 3 hours.

East Glacial River Extreme Rafting

3. East Glacial River Extreme Rafting

The East Glacial river has a reputation of being one of the most exciting rivers in Europe.  The trip begins at a boathouse where your friendly and professional guide will provide you with all of the equipment and information needed for tackling the famous glacial rivers. Wetsuits, dry tops, helmets, buoyancy aids /life jackets, and rafting booties are provided. All you need to bring is your swimsuit, a warm sweater or fleece, and a towel. Once you are all changed you will be driven to the East valley. Your trip leader will give a safety briefing with all of the safety information needed to get the most out of your trip. Take to the river rafting 16 km through the East Glacial canyon. Tackle rapids such as Alarm Clock, Commitment, Screaming Lady, and of course the famous Green Room. Depending on the water levels you will also stop for some cliff jumping for those that feel they need a little more excitement.The bus will meet you at the end where steaming bowls of hot soup will be waiting for. After a short 20 minute ride back to the base you can unwind in a hot tub.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 5 reviews

The tour was awesome. Our children (10, 16 years) loved it so much that they wanted to go again. The tour is well suited for families. Pablo always went next to the boat with the kayak, so you don't have to worry about the children. The guide explained everything well and was very funny. We were also allowed to float in the water for a short time. The cocoa from the hot springs was delicious. The tour is highly recommended and worth the money. Pablo and the tour guide and also the bus driver were great!

The guides from viking rafting were the best rafting guides I've ever had. The little stop in the middle of the trip was so nice. The hot chocolate was amazing. The equipment we got was very good. The drysuits kept us dry, like it should. The river and it's surroundings were breathtaking.

Awesome people, food, music and adventures what more could you want!

In September, dress warmly and take some clothes with you to swap

Had a great adventure with Joey and Scotty in the River!