Family Rafting

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  • Gentle and fun rapids!
  • The remote and magnificent scenery of the West Glacial River Canyon
  • Making Hot Chocolate from natural hot springs


Where fun, relaxation, and beautiful scenery combine to deliver a splash of unforgettable memories! Featuring bubbling hot springs and mind-blowing scenery, this half-day trip offers everyone from the novice rafter to the whole family a gentler whitewater experience and the opportunity to explore the Icelandic wilderness from the depths of the West Glacial River’s magnificent canyon. You will also have the opportunity to sample hot cocoa from nature’s own kettle, get caught up in a friendly water fight, jump in the invigorating glacial runoff, or simply kick back and enjoy the ride.

Certified Tour Operator:

Viking Rafting


  • Summer
Duration: 3-4 hours


  • Rated 2 out of 5 or Easy


  • No

Meet on Location:

  • Yes

Minimum Age:

  • 6 years old


  • 7:1 per guide
Price: Adults: 14.990 ISK, Children (6-12): 9.990 ISK


  • Certificated rafting guides
  • Family river fun

Not included:

  • Meals & drinks

What to bring:

  • Warm undergarments (fleece/wool sweater)
  • Change of clothing
  • Bathing suit and towel


  • 15:00


  • Every day


  • Dinner of the Day − 2.500 ISK p.p.
  • Trip Photos − 5.000 ISK

Good to know:

  • The Viking Rafting base at Hafgrímsstaðir is located on Road #752, 15km from its junction with Hwy #1 at the west end of Varmahlíð. Simply follow Road #752 up the valley for about 10-15 minutes until you see us on the left-hand side of the road!
  • FROM REYKJAVÍK: 305km/190mi (4-hour drive). Follow Highway #1 (Ringroad) towards the North. Just after you descend a long hill into the Skagafjörður valley, Road #752 is on your RIGHT, about 500m before the centre of Varmahlíð (where the Tourist Info & N1 fuel station are located).
  • FROM AKUREYRI: 110km/68mi (1.5-hour drive). Follow Highway #1 (Ring-road) towards the West. Continue along about 500m past the left turn in the centre of Varmahlíð (where the Tourist Info & N1 fuel station are located) until you reach Road #752 on your LEFT.

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