Klara Jónsdóttir & Sigurður Friðriksson first opened the doors at Bakkaflöt in 1987. Since then, the company has grown to become a well-established activity and accommodation base in the heart of Skagafjörður.
We have a variety of accommodations to suit everyone. In 2011 we built 5 nice cabins with en suite facilities for those wanting their own privacy with a great view.
1993 was the start of the river rafting operation. Today we have 5 professional raft guides from Nepal and a few Icelandic raft guides as well. In the last years, we have added more activities, paintball and sit-on-top kayak trips down Svartá.
Bakkaflöt is a family-owned company and now has the siblings Finnur and Signy stepping into the company as well. We are proud to have the same staff come to us year after year, both from abroad and here from Iceland.
Klara and Siggi
They started to build Bakkaflot in 1986 and it was formally opened in the summer of 1987.
They love travelling around Iceland and abroad and especially travelling through the highlands in Iceland.
He started working as a rafting guide in Nepal in 2005. What he likes most about Iceland are the Icelandic people and nature. He has been working with us since 2017.
He started working as a rafting guide in Nepal in 2008. What he likes most about Iceland are the rivers that he can raft and kayak down, the landscape and especially the waterfalls, and the Icelandic people who he thinks are friendly and helpful. He has been working with us since 2014.
Bikram started working as a rafting guide in 2010 in Nepal. What he likes most is how everyone in the Bakkaflöt team is friendly and he loves working in that kind of environment. Besides that is of course nature and everything that is calm in Iceland.
He has been working with us since 2018.
Suraj started working as a rafting guide in Nepal in 2012. He thinks Iceland is a very beautiful country and that he is lucky to be able to work here. The waterfalls, the Icelandic people, and the rivers he is rafting here are among those things he considers to be best about Iceland.
He has been working with us since 2016.
He is the chef at Bakkaflöt. His interest is in snowboarding, running/off-road running, cooking, and baking.
He has been working with us since 2014.
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Bakkaflöt, 560 Varmahlíð