Beast of the East whitewater rafting adventure
Activities

Beast of the East whitewater rafting adventure

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: May - September
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 7 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • The ultimate rafting tour in Iceland
  • Rated grade 4+ for the real adrenaline junkies
  • Small-group experience
What to expect

This is like your favorite Disney World ride but without a seat belt! And just like that ride, you don't need any previous rafting experience to discover for yourself why the East Glacial River has become Iceland's signature whitewater rafting trip. The reason your guides are experienced professionals is so that you don't have to be, but if you're scared of getting wet and don't enjoy the excitement, this is definitely not the trip for you.

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

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • All rafting equipment: drysuit, PFD, helmet, booties, and gloves
    • Qualified, professional raft guides and safety kayakers
    • Transportation between the rafting base and the river
    • Riverside refreshments
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    Where

    Varmahlíð, Iceland

    Meeting point:

    Please meet the local tour operator at least 15 minutes before at Viking Rafting.

    What to remember
    • Trip Difficulty: 4/5, demanding
    • The minimum age for participation is 18 years old
    • It is not recommended that pregnant women participate in this tour
    • If your weight is over 130kg it is not recommended you participate in this tour
    • Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk
    • It is recommended you bring or wear the following:
    • Thermal underwear/base layers
    • Warm fleece top
    • Fleece pants
    • Thick wool socks
    • Please also bring spare clothes for after incase you get wet
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    When
    • The tour operates daily at 9.00am
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    Provider
    Arctic Adventures
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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