Breathtaking 3-Hour Kayaking Tour in Hornafjordur Fjord from Hofn

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Ósland, Iceland
3,5 hours
May - Sept.
Minimum age
14 years old


Experience the beauty of the Hornafjordur fjord from the water with this three-hour kayaking tour from Hofn. Travelers searching for gorgeous mountain views and fresh ocean air will love paddling through a Southeast Iceland fjord on this tour of the great outdoors. 

Your adventure begins at the meeting point in Hofn, a small coastal town in Southeast Iceland. Make your way to the old pier in Osland, a conservation area home to incredible sea birds. Osland is a popular destination for birdwatchers, as large populations of Arctic terns nest here between May and August.

At the pier, you’ll meet the expert local guide who will take you on your kayaking adventure. Your guide will give you a kayak and paddle, a two-piece dry suit to keep you warm, a small dry bag to keep your essentials safe, and a life jacket for your safety. 

Customers on this tour should dress in warm, waterproof clothing that’s easy to move in. Leave gadgets and other essentials somewhere safe — don’t bring anything you wouldn’t want to lose. You should also be in good enough physical condition for a couple of hours of activity.

Don’t worry if you’ve never kayaked before, as the tour is suitable for beginners. The guide will teach you how to move around in the water and safely enjoy the excursion. Customers must be 14 or over to take part.

Once you push off from the harbor, you’ll make your way along the shoreline and around some small islands of the Hornafjordur fjord. You might be lucky to see seals playing in the waters or sunbathing on the island banks. 

As you paddle, your guide will teach you about the history and culture of Hofn. You’ll pass local landmarks and learn about the town’s way of life. The views surrounding you will be spectacular. Hofn sits within Vatnajokull National Park, and the mighty Vatnajokull glacier is visible from the area. 

When you’ve made your way along the coastline, you’ll land at the Sudurfjorur sandbank for a break. This amazing black-sand beach offers stunning views of the fjord and the Atlantic ocean. The guide will give you a few local snacks to taste while you regain energy and enjoy the panoramic views. 

After a short rest and tasty food, the guide will lead your group back along the coastline towards Hofn. When you arrive, you’ll return the equipment and can enjoy the rest of the day in the beautiful fishing village of Hofn. 

Don’t miss out on this fun three-hour kayaking tour through the beautiful waters of the Hornafjordur fjord with a knowledgeable guide and traditional Icelandic snacks. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Expert, English-speaking guide
Dry suit and dry bag
Kayak and paddle
Safety vest
Local Icelandic snacks


Cultural Activity

What to bring

Warm, waterproof clothing
Water bottle

Good to know

Since this is an outdoor tour, it can be affected by dangerous weather conditions. If it’s too wet or windy to set out, the provider will offer you an alternative tour around Hofn. Alternatively, you can reschedule for another day or receive a full refund.

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