Get your adrenaline pumping with Bakkaflöt adventurous tours!

About Bakkaflöt

Klara Jónsdóttir & Sigurður Friðriksson first opened the doors at Bakkaflöt in 1987. Since then Bakkaflöt has grown to become a well established activity and accommodation base in the heart of Skagafjörður.

1993 was the start of the river rafting operation. In the early days Bakkaflöt introduced 200 people to rafting here in Iceland. After almost 20 years Bakkaflöt now employs 8 professional raft guides and takes more than 3000 people for an adventure on both the East and the West Glacial River each year.

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.

Besides rafting we are more than happy to help you to arrange great activities for the whole family, including wipeout-course, horseback riding, paintball just to name a few. After the excitement, our hot tubs are waiting for you!

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!!

Multy-day: Autumn Bird Hunting

The Bakkaflöt guest house operates a short autumn Bird hunting season each year. We mainly hunt for Goose, Ducks and seabirds.

Goose hunting season opens on August 20th. The ideal time For Hunting is around September 10th when the birds come to the lowlands from the mountains seeking warmer and calmer weather.

Bakkaflöt have an agreement with a large number of local land owners in the skagafijor region so we are able to gain access to the prime hunting spots within a 30 minute drive of the Bakkaflöt base. Most of the hunting take place in corn fields early in the morning.

Bakkaföt can provide all equipment and transport need for your trip. Yo have to provide your own Gun,ammunition,clothing and of course the hunting spirit Most of our guest prefer to combine a goose hunting trip with a few days hunting puffin & Guillemot on the sea.

You can also find us in Facebook at Hunting in Iceland 

School groups

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 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


About Bakkaflöt

Kt: 670418-0570
VSK: 131397