|Price:||Adults: 14.990 ISK
Children (6-12): 9.990 ISK
|Difficulty:||2 out of 5|
|Optional Extras:||Dinner of the Day − 2.500 ISK p.p.
Trip Photos − 5.000 ISK
– 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 for East River trips, hot drinks for West River trips)
– Iceland’s ultimate rafting experience!
The first thing you need to know about our trip is that we give you a DRY SUIT! This incredible piece of gear should keep you 95% dry during your rafting trip, but they will NOT keep you warm! There is nothing tropical about our river or environment. The water we will be rafting on is fed directly by a Glacier, so it’s very COLD. The key to being happy on the river is to stay warm. We strongly encourage you to bring multiple layers; tops, bottoms, and socks to keep you feeling comfortable while rafting. If you bring the correct clothing, you won’t be cold at all. What do we mean exactly? Let us explain…
What to Wear on the River
⦁ Thermal underwear / base layers
⦁ Warm fleece top / wool sweater
⦁ Fleece pants / extra long johns
⦁ Thick wool socks / hiking socks (at least 1 pair)
⦁ AVOID COTTON. As you are paddling down the river you are going to sweat.
When cotton gets wet, it makes you cold.
⦁ Fleece, wool, and synthetics are the best materials to wear because when
they get wet, they keep your body warm. If you only have cotton, we can still make it work!
WHAT ELSE TO BRING
⦁ Dry clothes for after the river
⦁ Any necessary medications (asthma inhalers, etc.)
⦁ Waterproof camera (optional)
⦁ Thirst for adventure & sense of humour!
Please trust us when we say that the river can be the worst of all thieves, and that any valuables you bring with you on the raft (cameras, sunglasses, laptops, etc.), are likely to disappear to the bottom of the rapids when you are fully distracted and least expecting it. Trust us, we’ve learned our lesson too many times, and we’ll do our very best to avoid saying “I told you so”! Hide your valuables somewhere that you can find them safe and dry after your trip.
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!
FROM REYKJAVÍK: 305km/190mi (4-hour drive). Follow Highway #1 (Ringroad) towards the North. Just after you descend a long hill into the Skagafjörður valley, Road #752 is on your RIGHT, about 500m before the centre of Varmahlíð (where the Tourist Info & N1 fuel station are located).
FROM AKUREYRI: 110km/68mi (1.5-hour drive). Follow Highway #1 (Ringroad) towards the West. Continue along about 500m past the left turn in the centre of Varmahlíð (where the Tourist Info & N1 fuel station are located) until you reach Road #752 on your LEFT.