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Canyoning under Vatnajökull

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A fun ½ day trip with rappelling, jumps & slides in a river canyon!

  • 25,900 Icelandic krónur
  • Haukafell Campground (

Service Description

We operate this unique experience in South Eastern Iceland where we'll spend half a day moving down a river canyon using a variety of safe techniques such as; - Jumping and sliding into crystal clear pools - Rappelling down between sheer rock faces and down waterfalls. We begin by meeting on location, getting you geared up and briefed on safety. As we set off we will walk through the nurseries of trees planted by locals of the Forestry Association of Austur-Skaftafellinga. On the way to the canyon we will hike through an old farmstead now home to a forest. Along the way you will see what it would've been like to be a farmer at the foot of Europe's largest ice cap, Vatnajökull. This trip is built for all who can move with ease for half a day, walking on uneven trails and being confident in water. We will take you through and practice the techniques that will be required to get down the canyon safely on the day. 4h30m- 5h30m canyoning experience is NOT necessary. Come with us and we will make sure to send you home with a story. What's Included? - Experienced, knowledgeable and locally based Adventure Guides - Guides will carry first aid kit, emergency communication, rope and rescue equipment. - Necessary safety equipment will be provided (wetsuits, gloves, boots, helmets, rappelling hardware) - Short hike to and from the canyon - Hot chocolate & Icelandic Sweet Snack on return - Difficulty rating, 2/5 (see FAQs). - You will be asked to declare any medical conditions to your guide/s that will or could have an impact on a trip. If you are unsure if a medical condition will impact the trip, please drop us a message using the chat function or email How many people will I be with? - We operate on a low client to guide ratio (8:2) - Minimum age 12 (our guides have the right to ask for ID) What should I bring? - A swimsuit/fitted sports t-shirt/underwear and a thick pair of socks that can get wet. - Dry clothes and a towel for after the trip. - Camera/ mobile phone to capture your memories with a waterproof case. - Your own vehicle transport to the meeting point- Haukafell Campsite, Hornafjörður