Icelandic River Guides

Kayaking on Icelandic Rivers

Browsing Posts in Grade VI

Viewing a HFD on the Pjorsa

River: Pjorsa (canyon to the south of Burfell)

Grid Reference: 64 deg 5′ N; 19deg50′ W.

Grade: V and VI

Length: ???

Date run: Inspected 09.7.91.

Weather conditions: Hot and sunny.

River level: Huge and foamy.

Significant portages: Numerous.

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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 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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