Glacier River Whitewater Rafting

1. May - 25. Sept Daily About 6 hours North Iceland (Hafgrimsstadir) Challenging Min 18 years old

Discover for yourself why the East Glacial River has become Iceland’s signature whitewater rafting trip. Expert rafting professionals will guide you so you don´t need to have any previous rafting experience.

The East Glacial River (Jökulsá-Austari) is the setting for our most action-packed and exciting rafting day tour. With spectacular deep canyon scenery and relentless whitewater, the East River has been consistently rated one of Europe’s best rafting rivers and topped popular guide books’ lists of “must-do’s” in Iceland.

Tour highlights

  • One of the most remote single-day rafting trips on the planet
  • This whitewater adventure delivers an unforgettable journey into the untamed beauty of Iceland’s river wilderness and a dose of adrenaline strong enough to satisfy the most powerful of cravings
  • For those traveling Iceland with a thirst for adventure, this is a day tour not to be missed


  • 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 (food and hot drinks).

Good to know

There is a  daily river shuttle service from Akureyri, which departs daily at 7:30 from Akureyri Backpackers and returns around 16:30. Please make sure to book your seat beforehand.

All clothing worn on the river should be of a material that keeps its insulating ability when moist. We highly recommend fleece, wool, and synthetic materials. DO NOT WEAR COTTON, so NOT your jeans and favourite hoodie! Please also bring another dry set of clothe for wearing after the rafting in case you get wet.


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