Canyoning under Vatnajökull - Half-day

Canyoning under Vatnajökull - Half-day

A fun ½ day trip with rappelling, jumps & slides in a river canyon! Perfect on a sunny day or even a smart way to do an activity on a wet & windy day where you can embrace the elements by jumping, sliding and abseiling in waterfalls and blue pools beneath the Vatnajökull Ice Cap.

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. 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. Canyoning experience is NOT necessary.

Operated by: Ice Guardians

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Meeting points
Ice Guardians Iceland
Road 986, 781 Höfn, IS


  • Goods & services tax
  • 2 Adventure Guides
  • Hooded 5mm Wetsuit, Helmet, Harness, Neoprene Boots & Gloves, Personal Safety Lanyards
  • Coffee, Hot Choc. or Tea after the trip
  • Tasty Icelandic Snack


  • Possibility to go on a second tour for free if no sighting on your tour

Please bring with you

  • Towel
  • Waterproof phone Case or GoPro/action camera
  • Dry change of clothes for after the trip.
  • Thick hiking socks that can get wet
  • Swimsuit/rash vest/ slim fitting synthetic sports t-shirt/bra
  • Food for after the trip
  • Flip flops/water shoes are useful for walking around the campsite

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