Icelandic River Guides

Kayaking on Icelandic Rivers

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Rob on the Pjorsa

River: Pjorsa (lower section)

Grid Reference: 63 deg 56′ N; 20 deg 38′ W.

Grade: IV.

Length: 2 km.

Date run: 8.07.91.

Weather conditions: Very hot and sunny.

River level: High.

Significant portages: None.

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Rob paddling a Pyranha Master on the Nordurdalsa

River: Nordurdalsa.

Grid Reference: 64 deg 52′ N: 14 deg 10′ W.

Grade: IV with V falls.

Length: 6 km.

Date run: 28.06.91.

Weather Conditions: Dull.

Level: Moderate/low.

Significant portages: None.

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River: Hvita i Arnessyslu (lower section

Grid Reference: 64 deg 17′ N; 20 deg 10′ W.

Grade: III

Length: 4 km

Date run: 10.07.91.

Weather conditions: Hot and sunny

River level:

Significant portages: None.

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Andy on the big drop on the lower Geithellnaa

River: Geithellnaa (lower section)

Grid Reference: 64 deg 36′ N: 14 deg 40′ W.

Grade: IV in low water with one V. IV in high water with 2 V and one VI.

Length: 2 km.

Date run: 25.07.91.

Weather conditions:   Dull and misty.

River level:   Very low.

Significant portages:  Depends on river level.

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Rob on the Jokula i Fljotsdal

River: Jokulsa i Fljotsdal

Grid Reference: 64 deg 55′N; 15 deg 14′W.

Grade: IV one V fall.

Length: 7 km?.

Date run: 26.07.91.

Weather conditions: Sunny/Cloudy.

River level: Moderate.

Significant portages: None.

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Rob on the Whirling Dervish, Upper Skafta

River: Skafta (upper section)

Grid Reference: Access 64 deg 5′N; 18 deg 25′W. Egress   63 deg 55′ N; 18 deg 35′ W.

Grade:  IV with some V and VI.

Length:  20-25 km.

Date run:  21.07.91 – 22.07.91.

Weather conditions: Dull and misty.

River level: Medium

Significant portages: Loads.

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Andy takes the high route on Godafoss

River:  Skjalfandafljot

Grid Reference: 65 deg 41′ N; 17 deg 32′W.

Grade: III

Length: 2km

Date run:  03.08.91

Weather conditions: Hot and sunny

River level: Medium

Significant portages: One

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Tom on the Hvita i Borgarfirdi

River: Hvita i Borgarfirdi

Grid Reference: 64 deg 43′N; 20deg50′W.

Grade: III-IV depending on the portages

Length: 10km

Date run: 17.08.91

Weather conditions: Warm and dry

River level:

Significant portages: Quite a few.

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