We were planing to cross the river Skafta to get to Kirkjubæfjarklaustur, but wen we got there we ran into a little bit of difficulty. We fist hit it at a section that was not a good place to cross. I steeped out 5 ft and decided it was too strong. John tried another section that was a little calmer and got out 3 ft before getting waist deep. So we walked up steam about a mile and found this section. Its was about 40 ft across and the current was strong, but we felt it was our best bet. I got 3/4 of the way across when the water level went above my hip belt and way extremely strong. My pack was working like a sail and i was only getting deeper. I had to turn back. By the time I reached the shore I was laughing/crying hysterically in fear.