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We have proudly offered whitewater rafting since 1993. Our trips begin and end at the boathouse. Our guides will give you all of the equipment and information needed to ensure you have a fun and safe experience with us. When returning to the base...more
Varmahlid 560, Iceland
+354 453 8245
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Choose carefully...the East fork of the Glacial River is a huge adrenalin rush where you are guaranteed to get wet, and may well end up swimming a rapid. If this is not for you, pick the West fork instead and the more relaxing family-friendly float...More

Thank alexis288
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rafting the Austari Jökulsa (the extreme tour) isn't for anyone. It is an exhilarating, adrenaline filled trip with gorgeous scenery, but you do have to expect to get wet. There is a good chance you'll fall off the raft. My girlfriend and I were alone...More

Thank lb1234321
Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us (three adult kids) took the East Glacial River trip this past Friday. What a blast! The river was incredible, and the entire operation, especially the guides, are first rate. Ramesh was in the raft with us, and Birendra, Naresh, and Bikram were...More

Thank fabfam2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an awesome morning in Varmahlid! We did the family raft because we didn’t raft before. My partner, her family and myself enjoyed it a lot. Thanks a lot to Robbie and his team for his kindness and good vibes. I will recommend this...More

Thank Eduardo D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great guides and amazing views! We were a little worried about the cold at first but the gear they provided was sufficient. Look forward to a refreshing surprise halfway through! Fun for the whole family.

Thank Walker M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a blast. The river was wild. Some gnarly rapids. The guides are awesome and the kayakers makes sure everyone is safe if someone falls in the water. It was really fun. Highly recommend.

Thank Sigurður Smári F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I did the West Glacier last week. It was perfect! Great scenery, enough whitewater to make it thrilling, great informative friendly guide Rabi and fun loving and helpful safety kayaker Naresh made the trip really enjoyable. The bonus hot chocolate made from...More

Thank Zebrat3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did the extreme rafting yesterday. It was a great experience, a lot of fun and adventurous. The river was high and wild. We had an experienced teamcaptain who knew what he was doing and made us feel safe, which was nice...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day! We did the family raft because we didn’t raft before. For the first time is was nice, but for the second time we would go for the extreme tour.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 June 2018

At the time of this review I can't remember if we took the west or east river, all I remember is that it was the easy one, an enjoyable and memorable experience. We had the company of Nepalese guides which did an excellent job and...More

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Prashant C
13 June 2018|
Response from Bakkaflot | Property representative |
Hi, the recommended age for the west glacial river is 12+ and for the east one 18+ for safety reasons. Sometimes we do make an exception if the child seems to be matured enough and has appropriate strength but the age of six... More
3 January 2018|
Response from Bakkaflot | Property representative |
Hi We have to rivers West Glacial River Class 2+ ( Family trip ) and East Glacial river class 4+ . With 14 and 17 years old is the West Glacial the right one
14 August 2017|
Response from Danipot209 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry I had not been online for the last months... I think it is way too cold in November and probably not enough tourists for white water rafting in November... Sorry again!!
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