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Rafting Beast of the East

Wild river rafting in Iceland

River Rafting Iceland - Beast of the East

  • North Iceland

  • Availability: 01.05 - 30.09

  • Duration: 4hrs. 7hrs with pick-up from Akureyri

  • Level: Difficult

  • Meeting Place: Viking Rafting, Hafgrímsstaðir, 560 Varmahlíd, Iceland

  • Pick-up time: ca. 1hr before tour start, from Akureyri

  • Clothes:
    Warm clothes from fleece or wool (no cotton), good footwear, towel, cloths for changing.

  • Age limit: 18 years

  • Included: River rafting, Qualified professional rafting guides, Rafting safety equipment, Dry suit, Riverside refreshments

This rafting tour is of grade 4 white water river rafting

This is absolutely a world-class whitewater rafting on a wild glacial river. This rafting tour is of a grade 4 and is operated from a spectacular remote canyon in the north of Iceland. This is truly a great rafting tour for those who seek adventure. Book this wild day tour, if you like an adrenalin rush and great views of the beautiful nature in Iceland!

This is the ultimate rafting tour in Iceland!
A world-class whitewater rafting day tour and is only for the courageous. You have to be a strong swimmer to participate in this grade 4+ rafting tour.

This is a challenging and action-packed day trip, appropriately named the “Beast of the East”! A spectacular combination of deep canyon scenery and relentless heart-pumping whitewater rafting. The East Glacial River has consistently been rated one of Europe’s best rafting rivers. On this unforgettable journey into the raw beauty of Iceland’s river wilderness you will experience a lot of the untouched Iceland.

Have you never rafted before? Not to worry! Despite its challenging nature, this trip doesn’t demand previous rafting experience. The ability to swim, enthusiasm for hard physical work (paddling & swimming), and a powerful thirst for adventure is all you need to take on the Beast!

What to bring: Warm, lightweight, layered clothing made of fleece, wool, or other synthetic materials that keep their insulating ability when wet (no cotton), warm socks, change of dry clothes for after the trip. Dress for cold and wet conditions!

This river rafting tour is available as a day trip from Akureyri or as a meet on site.

From Akureyri: daily departures available throughout our rafting season, but due to limited seating pick-up must be booked in advance. Pickups leave at 7:20 am from Akureyri

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  • Meeting Point
    (without pick-up): Rafting basen "Hafgrimsstadir" North Iceland.

    If pick-up is not wanted, pleace be at the meeting point 30 minuties before the tour start.

  • Pick-up: 1hr before tour start, from Akureyri

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