South Iceland Surf School | Learn the Basics of Arctic Surfing

Come join the action and learn the basics of surfing on the rolling waves of Iceland’s beautiful south coast!

Surfing is one of the last things that come to people’s mind when they think about Iceland, but this small island boasts incredible waves, beautifully natural backdrops and a surfing culture all unto its own.

Surfing in Iceland is a fast growing industry, drawing only the bravest thrill-seekers from across the planet. Iceland may not have the warmest water in the world, but surfing here is sure to provide a true blast of adrenaline and a lifetime of memories.

You will be surfing at the stunning Þorlákshöfn, nestled on the south coast approximately 50 km south from Reykjavik. You will be enchanted by the blue ocean and volcanic sands as you gear up on the black-sand beach, dressing in the wetsuit, gloves and hoods provided to you by your guide.

Under the watching gaze of Eyjaflallajökull glacier, you will learn the basic moves of surfing, as well as basic safety principles for your time on the water.

Þorlákshöfn is the perfect spot for the both beginners and pro surfers alike, with a variety of wave sizes and breaks. You can expect to see and ride both beach breaks and point breaks, though you'll be taught the basic principles of surfing on the beach breaks. Your lesson will last for approximately one hour.

If you include at least four friends in your trip, your guide will ensure your surf school is private and personalised. Please note that trips are not undertaken if the waves are too big or small, but this is known three days in advance of your lesson.

Lessons run all year round, so what are you waiting for? Hurl yourself into the waves of the North Atlantic and you too can surf like a pro in the ‘Hawaii of the North’! Check availability by choosing a date. 


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Dec.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 16 years old
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: South Iceland, Reykjavík, Eyjafjallajökull, South Coast
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 09:00

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
What to bring:
  • Swimsuit to wear underneath the wetsuit

  • Towel

  • Warm clothes to wear prior and after the surfing

  • Lunch or Snack (we  will bring hot chocolate)

  • Camera

  • You can rent a GoPro camera by us



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