The East Glacial River gorge is where this rafting trip takes place. The deep canyon frames in stunning scenery and the adrenaline inducing whitewater rapids. The Beast of the East has consistently been rated one of the best rafting rivers in Europe. It is also one of the most remote single-day rafting whitewater rafting trips in the world!
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!
The river guides and rafting team are experience professionals, so that you don’t have to be. But if you are scared of getting wet, and you don’t enjoy excitement and thrills, this is not the tour for you. Perhaps you should check out the family rafting trip on the Wonderful West Glacial River.
The Whitewater Action 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!
Duration: 6 hours (not including Akureyri transfers)
Operation: Mid May – Mid September (typically)
Departure time from Akureyri: 7:20 from Akureyri Backpackers; Hafnarstræti 98, 600 Akureyri
Tour time start: 09:00 daily at Hafgrímsstaðir base camp
Included: all rafting equipment needed; drysuit, PDF, helmet, booties and gloves, qualified rafting guides and safety kayakers, transport between base and river, riverside refreshments
Bring with you: Dry clothes for after the river, all necessary medications, warm clothes for under the drysuit (cotton kills, wear wool)
Good to know before the tour:
Jeans and cotton clothes are not suitable; we recommend woolen or fleece base layers, warm sweater and woolen socks.
Age limit is 18 years and participants must be physically healthy and ready to sign a liability waiver before the tour.
You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland, and your whitewater rafting trip might be cancelled with short notice due to weather. Your safety is our number one priority!
This tour can change depending on weather conditions, so this tour needs to be flexible. We are concerned about your safety.
Get ready for the action and don’t forget your camera!