Kayaking to Oshlid | Westfjords Day Tour

Look north out to the Arctic Ocean on a kayaking tour in the Westfjords.
Kayaking in the Westfjords is only possible in summer.
All equipment needed for the kayak tour will be provided for you once you reach the meeting point in the Westfjords.
Keep your eyes on the coastline as you kayak through the Westfjords, as you may see seals.
Kayak in the shadow of Óshlíð peak in the Westfjords.
Kayaking gives you a diverse array of views of the Westfjords.

Kayak through the beautiful Westfjords on a day tour from Ísafjörður. This adventure should not be missed by those who want to see some of Iceland’s most remote nature.

You will meet your guides at the base camp at the beginning of this tour. After you have been geared up you will walk down to the shore by some historic houses where you will be granted a short lesson in safety and paddling. Once your group has become accustomed to the kayak, you will set out.

You’ll come around the headland Suðurtangi, which leads into the greater fjord. The first hour will take you through beautiful nature, and you will get to see a wealth of seabirds and perhaps even some seals.

You’ll then pass a little fishing village, Hnífsdalur, before the dark side of Óshlíð, that almost eternally lives in shadow, will come into sight.

You will land on a beach by Seljadalur valley, and enjoy the lunch pack that your guide brought along for you. You can look out, in clear weather, to the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, the most remote part of Iceland. There will be what seem like clouds of birds hovering around the cliffs due to the denseness of their populations here. There is also a decent chance of seeing whales and dolphins in the water.

After eating, you’ll continue onwards to another beach, where you can see some fascinating sea stacks. You’ll then, conditions allowing, head to the Ósvör fishing hut, which is a perfect historic example of what Icelandic fishing huts used to look like.

Finally, you will pull up on a beach near the town of Bolungarvík; a car will be waiting for you here to take you back to Ísafjörður. 

Please note that if the wind is in the wrong direction, this route will be taken in reverse. Book now to kayak through the beautiful Westfjords. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Sep.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Kayaking, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Minimum age: 16 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Westfjords, Hornstrandir, Ísafjarðardjúp, Ísafjörður, Bolungarvík
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00

You meet us at the departure location.
  • Kayaking gear (boat, paddle, dry-suit top and bottoms, life jacket and dry bags)

  • Guide

  • Lunch

  • Transfer back to base camp

  • Transfer to Ísafjörður

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes you don't mind getting a bit wet

  • Spare clothes

  • Camera

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Kayaking to Oshlid | Westfjords Day Tour

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