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Iceland 2 years ago #32777

  • wakey
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Has anyone done any whitewater boating in Iceland ??
Group of us looking to head out next august. Am wondering if anyone has any advice on rivers ( what to paddle ) Is there a guide available ??
Am aware of the waterfalls but lloking for some creeks etc.

Many thanks if you can help !!!

Re: Iceland 2 years ago #32779

Hi Its a fantstic place with fantastic paddling. I was there this aoutum. Tjeck this out
maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=20346919377...3.019531%2C10.096436

Morten

Re: Iceland 2 years ago #32780

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Hey there,

There is lots of good rivers to paddle in Iceland. Whether you are looking for waterfalls, creeks, big water etc. August is as good time as any for most of the rivers. Still there are some that only run in springtime/early summer when we have snowmelt.

Regarding equipment, there are no places that rent out boats and there aren´t any shops selling ww-boats so you will need to bring your own. I have only tried flying my boat from here with Icelandair and all was good. They have a fixed price for kayaks:

www.icelandair.co.uk/information/baggage...t-equiptments/large/

Here you find our river guide - both the old and the new version (the google map version):

kayakklubburinn.is/index.php?option=com_...id=158&Itemid=89

Here you my YouTube channel with a few videos to give you an idea of our rivers:

www.youtube.com/user/joimeistari/videos?flow=grid&view=0


Hope this helps,

Cheers,

Johann

Re: Iceland 2 years ago #32782

  • wakey
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This is fantastic !!! Many thanks Johann !!
Will be taking own boats etc. All we need now is 4x4 transport and man is that expensive !!!!!
Any further advice for this would be great !!!
Awesome vids, looks an incredible place !!

Thanks again.

Re: Iceland 2 years ago #32783

  • wakey
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Great stuff Morten !!!
Many thanks !!! Any advice on vehicle hire would be much appreciated ! It is extremely expensive from what I have found !!
Can't wait !!
Thankyou.

Matt
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