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Arctic Rafting is an Icelandic adventure and activity company with an emphasis on ecotourism and environmentally friendly river trips in the amazing Icelandic nature. We try to be sustainable in all ways, whether it is regarding our rafting...more
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Vatnagardar 8, Reykjavik 801, Iceland
+354 562 7000
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We spent an afternoon rafting on the Hvítá River (pronounced Kveetau), the Gullfoss Canyon tour. We were blessed with beautiful sunny weather on the second to the last day of the rafting season for the year. It should be noted that this tour is a...More

4  Thank vaugkimb
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 November 2012

We went Rafting with Arctic adentures in July. The river is very slow, no speed, no bumples. the guides try to make some fun of it by throwing tourists into the very cold water. In comparison to rafting in Italy and Austria, which we did...More

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Kristján Karl B, Manager at Arctic Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hello KayNickel, I am sorry to hear the trip didn't live up to your expectations. You most likely went on the Grade 2+ river in the south or the Grade 2-3 river in the West Glacial river. I recommend everyone that want an action packed...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Beautiful scenery on the long drive to the base camp and all along the river. Sun, rain, wind, hail... all within 15 minutes, repeat and rinse! Great operators/guides. Class 2 is a stretch with only 3 that were more than just ripples. Jumping off the...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2018

My husband and I had such a great time with Bjorn on the Riverjet Boat. The scenery is beautiful, the ride exhilarating, and the company was great. I also appreciate the fact that you can grab a beer afterwards at the starting point. Worth every...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Had a day water rafting got picked up by thomas. What a guy. Knew all about iceland and we had some banter about eating horses.

1  Thank George W
Reviewed 2 July 2018

My wife and I had different yet extremely unforgettable and awesome experience. She is not very fond of rivers let alone rafting. Prabhot, our guide, made her feel comfortable and provided the thrill I needed through games. He is also great story teller from Nepal....More

2  Thank Ameer S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

My group was a bit nervous for this activity after we received the safety briefing about what to do if you fell out of the boat. They needn't have been. The trip was terrific, with about three sets of rapids, none of which was a...More

Thank sbtraveler5
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Really fun rafting down Gullfoss canyon! Our guides were really funny (like naturally funny and not cheesy-tour haha) and looked like they were having as much fun as we were! But at the same time very professional and informative. Definitely a tour for all experience...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We spent an afternoon rafting on the Hvítá River (pronounced Kveetau), the Gullfoss Canyon tour. We were blessed with beautiful sunny weather on the second to the last day of the rafting season for the year. It should be noted that this tour is a...More

4  Thank vaugkimb
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We went white water rafting in northern Iceland in the end of june 2017. It was great! We did the "Beast of The East" with only one of us having previous rafting experience. The guides were all great people and made our trip awesome from...More

2  Thank Tiira
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Myself and my friend had an absolutely fantastic time rafting! Firstly, our driver to and from the city, Saga was a dream. She was a great driver, good conversationalist and a welcoming lady. Our guides, Baldwin and Sven were funny, knowledgeable and extremely proficient. We...More

1  Thank KernowBryony
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great time white water rafting with my son The staff made us feel very welcome The briefing was very good as I hadn't been before and the staff made it so much fun from the start with the music on the bus which...More

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