Spent the afternoon rafting on Hvítá - had an absolute blast! The river started out with some pretty intense waves and rapids which got our adrenalin pumping straight away, though they weren't rough enough to throw any of us out of the boat thank goodness!
Rafted through stunning canyons and glacial water and had the option to jump from a cliff into the river. It was fairly cold so I chickened out, but those who did the jump made it look like incredible fun! Needless to say the scenery was incredible.
Even though it was incredibly cold out, the gear and equipment we were given was fantastic and kept us warm. Between fleeces, river shoes, pants, wet suits, jackets and life jackets, even those who jumped into the river were fine.
A bit too cold for my GoPro which fogged up pretty quickly (I stupidly opened the seal to wipe some dirt off and it iced up straight away), so I guess I'll just have to remember the amazing trip we had!
Guides were great - spoke fluent English and had a great sense of humor. Really personable and relatable. We had a tonne of fun in the water during calmer periods of the river and played various games which included splashing the other boat as much as we could!! Safety came first and foremost, but they achieve a really great balance of keeping us safe and allowing us to have fun at the same time.
After a great day on the river, we got back to the lodge (basecamp) to a hot tub, a sauna and an amazing BBQ dinner. Best steak I've ever eaten and amazing baked potatoes! Just what the doctor ordered after a huge day on a glacial river!
I was picked up and dropped off at my hotel in Reykjavik. Great service and a great day. Thanks guys!
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