Family Rafting (West Glacier River)

1. May - 25. Sept Daily About 3-4 hours 15km from Varmahlid. (Hafgrimsstadir) Easy Min 6 years old

On this West Glacial River trip, fun and scenery swirl around you to deliver an unforgettable rafting adventure in Iceland. Featuring steaming riverside hot springs and magnificent canyon landscapes.

This gentle rafting tour offers everyone from the novice rafter to the whole family an opportunity to pick up a paddle and explore Iceland’s stunning river wilderness.

Tour highlights

  • Unforgettable rafting adventure
  • Steaming riverside hot springs
  • Magnificent canyon landscape
  • Friendly water fight
  • Bathing in the invigorating glacial run


  • All rafting equipment: drysuit, PFD, helmet, booties, gloves.
  • Qualified, professional raft guides and safety kayakers.
  • Transportation between our rafting base and the river.
  • Riverside refreshments.

Good to know

All clothing worn on the river should be of a material that keeps its insulating ability when wet. We highly recommend fleece, wool, and synthetic materials.

Please do not wear cotton, so not your jeans and favorite hoodie! Bring dry clothes for after the river.

Location: The Viking Rafting base at Hafgrímsstaðir is located on Road #752, 15km from its junction with Hwy #1 at the west end of Varmahlíð. Simply follow Road #752 up the valley for about 10-15 minutes until you see us on the left-hand side of the road!


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