River rafting and accommodation

We emphasize providing entertaining guidance of the highest quality.
All of our guides are internationally certified and we have rafting experts from Nepal, whose experience is unique here in Iceland.

Great fun and recommend it for families

Great trip, with awesome people. We went two families with three teens and two in the twenties. Jax our guide made the trip alot of fun for everyone as we wanted alot of action and splashing around. We stayed alot of time in the water freely. The bus and equippment was excellent and the hot tub afterwards was also refreshing. We ate at the restaurant afterwards and all services was great. Highly recommend this and next time we will go for the extreme tour.

Extreme river rafting in East Glacier river - fantastic day!

River rafting in East Glacier river (Austari Jökulsá) is a unique experience that can be recommended without hesitation for anyone who dares and wants to step a little outside the comfort zone! This is a powerful river and perhaps not for everyone but it’s a great trip and something you will never forget. The guides have everything under control, know what they are doing and all the facilities at Bakkaflöt are exemplary. I want to go again!

Exceptional and very adventurous

It was the best river rafting experience ever. I have done many rafting trips around the world and I would rate it as my best experience because of 1) the guides are exceptional and very friendly 2) the river and scenery are stunning 3) we had a lot of fun and it was very adventurous 4) above all it was very safe

Fun activity, well run outfit!

Professional guides, excellent equipment and drysuits that will keep you warm. Do try the cliff jumping – its fun!

Great fun and recommended for families

We, a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children age 11, 13,15) did the west glacial river rafting tour in July. As it is class 2/3, it is not the most adrenaline pumping rafting tour, but for my kids it was a first time, and a highlight of our Iceland trip.
Next to rafting, we had a 3m rock-jump into the river, some river floating and also hot-spring hot chocolate.
The hot tub after the trip was refreshing.


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.


  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Transportation
  • River Rafting
  • Kayak tours
  • A swimming pool and hot tubs
  • Paintball
  • Rock climbing
  • Airball
  • Explore sheep sheds
  • Explore modern robotic cowshed
  • Angling
  • Wipeout park


Bakkaflöt is a family-owned company that started in 1987.  We offer a variety of accommodations. We have a 22-room guesthouse that offers cosy cabins with en suite bathrooms, double or triple rooms with shared bathrooms and made-up beds or sleeping bag accommodation. We also have two bigger cottages with cooking facilities.

We have a small heated swimming pool outside and two hot tubs. Other facilities include a TV lounge, terrace, restaurant and bar area.

Next to the river Svartá, we have a beautiful campsite with good cooking facilities.


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


106 km / 1 hour 10 minutes drive


304 km / 3 hours 40 minutes drive

Title Address Description
Bakkaflöt Activities and Accommodation
Bátafjör Bakkaflöt, Varmahlíð Bakkaflöt, 560 Varmahlíð, Iceland




+354 453 8245


Bakkaflöt, 560 Varmahlíð


+354 4538245
Bakkaflöt, 560 Varmahlíð

Kt: 670418-0570
VSK: 131397