Whitewater Action

The East Glacial River

In one word... AWESOME !

This is like your favourite Disney World ride, but without a seatbelt! 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 we're experienced professionals is so that you don't have to be, but if you're scared of getting wet and don't enjoy excitement, this is definitely not the trip for you. However, we're pretty confident that you'll still love our Family Rafting trip!

The East Glacial River gorge (Jökulsá-Austari) is the setting for our 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!


Our Whitewater Action rafting trip is available as a day tour package from Akureyri, including return transportation and lunch. When booking online, simply select the "Lunch of the Day" and "Pickup from Akureyri" extras to build the full day tour package. Departures from Akureyri are available everyday, but due to limited seating must be booked in advance. Please contact us or drop into the Akureyri Backpackers (Hafnarstræti 98, downtown Akureyri) for more information and to reserve your pick-up.

*** Pickups leave at 7:20 from Akureyri Backpackers @ Hafnarstræti 98

Price: 24.990 ISK
Departures: 9:00 daily
Duration: 6 hours
River Grade: 4+
Trip Difficulty: 4 out of 5
Minimum Age: 18
Optional Extras: Lunch of the Day − 2.500 ISK p.p.
Akureyri Transfer − 6.000 ISK p.p.
Trip Photos − 5.000 ISK
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The place is very easy to found and the staff is extremely friendly. Had a bad hangover when arrived at the base...But when the boat capsized it was instantly gone :) The guides are really professional so dont worry even if you dont have any rafting experience.
Nothing bad to say really...You should definitely try this!Tolonenjk Tampere, Finland
the rafting was realy great fun! Chirs (our guide) and the other guides that where with us on the river are very experienced. I felt safe the whole trip. had to fore myself to do the cliff jump, but it was definatly worth it! :)
thanks for the waffels and hot choc-break.
great staff, professional equipment, wilder river --> awsome rafting. Must do!Kevin K Kaiserslautern, Germany