West Glacial River Family Rafting

West Glacial River Family Rafting

A rafting tour on a whitewater glacial river floating through a canyon is probably something you can not experience in many places.  Floating in a raft on the strong stream through a magnificent landscape is likely to be once in a lifetime experience for most people. This trip is ideal for those who want to enjoy some adventure but still have a relaxing trip and inhale some breathtaking scenery and landscape as part of the river is quite calm.  For family rafting, the West Glacial River is the best and is classed 2-3. 

River Rafting in Bakkaflöt in the Northern Region

All of the trips start and end from Bakkaflot onsite boathouse. The friendly and professional guides will provide you with all of the equipment needed for tackling our famous glacial rivers. Bakkaflot provides wetsuits, dry tops, helmets, buoyancy aids /life jackets and rafting booties. All you need to bring is your swimsuit, a warm long sleeve fleece, and a towel. Optional extras are a sense of humor and adventure!

The drive towards the West Glacial river takes about 20 minutes. At the rafting station, the leader of your trip will give a full safety brief.
River Rafting

The group will then be divided into crews and assigned a boat and most of all your guide. Once on the river, we will enter the canyon with its high walls and beautiful geology. Along the way, we may stop for a unique hot chocolate and a spot of cliff jumping for the brave ones. The bus will be waiting at the takeout for the short drive back to the base where the hot pools await. 

Tour location : 

  • Northern region

Starting place / town : 

  • Northern region

Tour : 

  • Rafting


2 to 3 hours