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Arctic Rafting

Vatnagardar 8, Reykjavik 801, Iceland
+354 562 7000
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Outstanding Experience

My wife and I had different yet extremely unforgettable and awesome experience. She is not very... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Ameer S
Fun!

My group was a bit nervous for this activity after we received the safety briefing about what to do... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
sbtraveler5
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Arctic Rafting is an Icelandic adventure and activity company with an emphasis on ecotourism and environmentally friendly river trips in the amazing Icelandic nature. We try to be sustainable in all ways, whether it is regarding our rafting operation, restaurant, equipment or anything else. Arctic Rafting was originally founded in the early 1980s when we started rafting on the Hvítá glacier river in South-Iceland. Since then we have welcomed and entertained thousands of happy customers and look forward to keeping on doing so. Now we are a part of the Arctic Adventures family wich gives us an advantage of being able to offer all kinds of great combo tours.
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Vatnagardar 8, Reykjavik 801, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

My wife and I had different yet extremely unforgettable and awesome experience. She is not very fond of rivers let alone rafting. Prabhot, our guide, made her feel comfortable and provided the thrill I needed through games. He is also great story teller from Nepal....More

2  Thank Ameer S
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

My group was a bit nervous for this activity after we received the safety briefing about what to do if you fell out of the boat. They needn't have been. The trip was terrific, with about three sets of rapids, none of which was a...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Really fun rafting down Gullfoss canyon! Our guides were really funny (like naturally funny and not cheesy-tour haha) and looked like they were having as much fun as we were! But at the same time very professional and informative. Definitely a tour for all experience...More

Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

We spent an afternoon rafting on the Hvítá River (pronounced Kveetau), the Gullfoss Canyon tour. We were blessed with beautiful sunny weather on the second to the last day of the rafting season for the year. It should be noted that this tour is a...More

4  Thank vaugkimb
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We went white water rafting in northern Iceland in the end of june 2017. It was great! We did the "Beast of The East" with only one of us having previous rafting experience. The guides were all great people and made our trip awesome from...More

2  Thank Tiira
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Myself and my friend had an absolutely fantastic time rafting! Firstly, our driver to and from the city, Saga was a dream. She was a great driver, good conversationalist and a welcoming lady. Our guides, Baldwin and Sven were funny, knowledgeable and extremely proficient. We...More

1  Thank KernowBryony
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great time white water rafting with my son The staff made us feel very welcome The briefing was very good as I hadn't been before and the staff made it so much fun from the start with the music on the bus which...More

Thank Gary R
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

When planning the trip to Iceland everything looked to good so I hastely booked the 5 day summer tour, which seemed to include most adventure activities from Reykjavik. On day two we were picked up by the lovely guides and began our trip to Hvalfjord...More

1  Thank Georgie S
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

We pre booked and paid for a trip and they never turned up at the pickup point to collect us. They then lied about what time they were there so we never got to do the water rafting and half the group missed the whale...More

1  Thank Hugh B
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Kristján Karl B, Manager at Arctic Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Hello Hugh, I am sorry for this mistake with the pick-up time on your voucher. This was the first day after we switched whale watching operators and apparently the pick-up time on the voucher was later than the actual pick-up. This has been fixed and...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

I was impressed by how well the tour was managed and how the guides adjusted it to the people taking part. I went with a friend who can't swim who was more than a little nervous before the tour. However, the guide was reassuring and...More

1  Thank Audur I
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