White Water Rafting on 'Beast of the East,' from Akuyeri
White Water Rafting on 'Beast of the East,' from Akuyeri
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    English, Icelandic
  • Duration
    7 hrs

Activity description

Challenge yourself with a grade 4 rafting tour on the wild waters of the East Glacial River gorge also known as 'The Beast of the East.'

This is the ultimate rafting tour in Iceland! Get ready for a day tour of rafting on the raging waters of Austari-Jökulsá where will experience a spectacular combination of deep canyon scenery and adrenaline pumping whitewater

Your expert local guide will pick you up early in the morning from the meeting point in Akureyri. The comfortable drive will take you through scenic landscapes before you reach the base camp for rafting. Your guide will explain all of the important safety guidelines and will provide you with the equipment needed. Then it's time to hit the water! Despite being a challenging trip, you are not required to have previous rafting experience however you must be a strong swimmer! Taking on the beast takes hard physical work as you paddle through the powerful rapids. The East Glacial River has consistently been rated as one of Europe's best rafting rivers so be prepared to deliver your best! 

minimum 18 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Offer Description

Rafting equipment includes: dry suit, helmet, PFD, booties, and gloves. 

Dress for cold and wet conditions! It is recommended to wear clothing made of fleece, wool, or other synthetic materials that keep their insulating ability when wet (no cotton). 

Activity requirements

You have to be a strong swimmer to participate in this grade 4+ rafting tour.

  • Rafting equipment
  • Riverside refreshments
  • Transportation between base and river
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm, lightweight, layered clothing
  • Warm socks
  • Change of dry clothes
Meeting point
Akureyri Backpackers: Hafnarstræti 98, 600 Akureyri, Iceland Get directions
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