Iceland: whitewater river kayaking?

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Jan 23rd, 2013, 10:29 AM
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Iceland: whitewater river kayaking?

I'm planning a trip to Iceland in late July or early August and would like to spend a day paddling whitewater. So far all I've seen online are rafting, canoeing, and sea kayaking. When I've contacted these tour groups they all say the same thing: we don't offer whitewater and we don't know where you would find any info. Yet I've seen youtube videos of people whitewater paddling in rivers in Iceland, so I know it's being enjoyed by the locals. Can anyone tell me how to go about finding a place that rents whitewater equipment, and could provide info about rivers to paddle?
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Jan 23rd, 2013, 12:11 PM
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these are the people we used, Martha:

www.arcticrafting.is

have you tried asking the Icelandic tourist board?
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Jan 23rd, 2013, 03:36 PM
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Arcticrafting told us they don't offer whitewater kayaking. The tourist board promotes the tour groups for rafting, canoeing, and ocean/stillwater kayaking.
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Jan 24th, 2013, 10:22 AM
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looks like you'll have to do some research elsewhere.

Have you looked at the Iceland forum on Trip Advisor? someone there might be able to help.
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May 22nd, 2013, 03:49 AM
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How do you like these offers?
http://www.extremeiceland.is/en/acti...afting-iceland
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Jul 7th, 2013, 06:16 AM
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Hi Martha

I had the same problem finding a company in Iceland, offering white water kayaking in late July and beginning of August (best season), but I think I have found some one offering such trips. It is a company in the northwestern Iceland at Varmalid called Viking Rafting. Here is their link: http://www.vikingrafting.com/ContactUs/. You can just phone them (telephone number on the web site) and make an appointment with them. They'll, of course, ask you about your experience with kayaking. I got an appointment with them for a trip after July 20 so maybe we'll meet there.
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