Icelandic White Water

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Miles.jones
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Icelandic White Water

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Hi,

Me and a bunch of mates are heading out to Iceland early July for two weeks boating. We're all solid class 4+ boaters looking for some classics and more obscure runs.

We're just in the process of getting some information together on the rivers. I would be interested to hear from anyone who has been out there before or have done any research on the rivers.

Cheers,

Miles

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My grape vine tells me Matty is going soon. Are you with him? If not and he goes before you, you may want to ask him how he got on.

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I lived there for two years and ran Iceland's largest rafting company. It is without any doubt in my mind THE most amazing country I have ever been to. The people, country, geology, culture, history and creeks are literally mind blowing.

Mark Hirst is the man about town these days, give him a shout, tip top guy.

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Hi,

I have been on a couple of kayaking trips to Iceland in 1989 and 1991. I am sure a few things have changed since then including large dams, but I have a collection of river notes that I am about to publish on the web. I will post again when we have something ready.

In the mean time, here are some geo-located pics from those trips

http://www.panoramio.com/user/5095417/tags/1989

http://www.panoramio.com/user/5095417/tags/1991

Rob

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Have you tried hooking up with this guy ?

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... nd#p553446

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Went at a similar time to you last year. All the glacial runs will be running but the snowmelt proabably gone but it can rain at any time. the park and huck waterfalls will be running so u'll definatley find things to do. Mark would be a good guy to speak to, he sorted us out last year and we had a great trip

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We are putting together a web site of our old Iceland river notes. Not finished, but we will end up with descriptions of about 30 sections of WW.

http://www.icelandic-rivers.info/

Rob

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Hi Rob,

It may be worthwhile you adding the rivers as routes on http://www.xsportmap.com, you could then link them across to your Iceland guides to give some mapping and scale - e.g. http://xsportmap.com/maptest/view/475

All the best,

Joe

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http://kayakworldguide.forums-free.com Links to websites with info on white water, touring, sea & surf.

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I went out there a couple of summers back. Thanks to Mark Hirst we had a good park and huck fest. I wasn't / am not a hard core paddler and still had lots of fun.

Adam Dumolo is heading back out there to work this summer, def worth getting in touch with him as he has his eye on a few interesting things that we never managed to paddle last time.

Sara

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