Day 1: Begin your adventure:
Drive through the Sprengisandur desert with views over Hofsjokull glacier. Night at Laugarfell in remote highland cabins with a soak in some natural hot pools.
Upon arrival at our Hafgrimsstadir Rafting Base, you will meet your guides and fellow rafters and go over the general plan for the trip. Here we fit you with a dry suit and supply you with all necessary rafting equipment and a dry bag for your personal gear. Once fully packed and prepared, we load up and begin our adventure! We spend the next 4 hours traveling remote roads out of the Skagafjordur valley and into the sprawling expanses of the Sprengisandur desert. With views of the nearby Hofsjokull glacier spanning the horizon, we negotiate rivers and streams as we traverse the rugged highlands, arriving at Laugarfell in time for a hearty meal and a relaxing soak in the thermal pools under the late evening sun. A restful night in the mountain cabins will be our final preparation for the adventure that lies in the days ahead.