Klara Jónsdóttir & Sigurður Friðriksson first opened the doors at Bakkaflöt in 1987. Since then Bakkaflöt has grown to become a
1993 was the start of the river rafting operation. In the early
Travel service Bakkaflöt has a variety of accommodation to suit everyone. In 2011 we built 5 nice cabins with en suite facilities for those wanting their own privacy with a great view.
Each year we look forward to welcoming our guests, both old and new visitors and helping to make your holiday perfect in every way we can.
Great rafting experience!
We had an absolute blast rafting with Bakkaflot. The guides were great, the hot chocolate from the hot springs was cool as well as the cliff jumping. I would highly recommend rafting with Bakkaflot if you are looking for a really fun adventure.
Great rafting guides
We spontaneously booked the extreme version and found it perfectly appropriate, i.e. because of the 100% fun factor with the adrenaline rush you expect during the 3-4 major rapids, and because the Nepali-Icelandic guide team gave us all the instructions to deal with anything that might happen. A fabulous team they are!
Absolutely amazing experience!
One of the best things that you can do on your trip to Northern Iceland. Great experience with professional guides that lead you through amazing scenery!
Amazing rafting tour!
I did the East Glacial River Rafting Tour and it was really amazing!! The guids were excellent and the tour very exciting. Good Equipment, exciting rapids and two nice surprises. After the tour you get hot soup and can use the hot pool. Top!!
The tourist service Bakkaflöt has offered packages for school groups as well as other groups for many years, but we are in good cooperation with other service providers and can offer a variety of entertainment packages with accommodation and catering.
- River Rafting
- Kayak tours
- A swimming pool and hot tubs
- Rock climbing
- Explore sheep sheds
- Explore modern robotic cowshed
- Wipeout park
Bakkaflöt is located in Skagafjörður, North Iceland, 12 km from Varmahlíð. It is around an hour drive from the capital of the North, Akureyri. Skagafjörður offers a variety of adventurous and cultural activities. It is an ideal place to embrace Icelandic nature, get to know the Icelandic horse and enjoy adventurous activities for the whole family.
12 km / 12 minutes drive
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304 km / 3 hours 40 minutes drive
+354 453 8245
Bakkaflöt, 560 Varmahlíð
Bakkaflöt, 560 Varmahlíð