Spend three days paddling through the magical Westfjords on this amazing kayaking tour from Isafjordur. Those eager to marvel over Iceland’s most remote and beautiful landscapes in an adventurous and unique way should grab their spots while availability lasts.
On this journey, you’ll depart on your kayaks from the breathtaking fjord of Seydisfjordur beneath some of the country’s most impressive mountains, traveling to Folafotur Peninsula, renowned for its beautiful panoramas. After camping for a night, you’ll paddle to the island of Vigur, which has countless nesting birds, then to another peninsula, Hvitanes, which boasts an enormous seal colony.
Following one more night in the untouched nature, you will kayak to the capital of the region, Isafjordur.
As you cruise along the coastline, you’ll be awed by some of the most incredible landscapes and seascapes imaginable; furthermore, you have an excellent chance of spotting whales, dolphins, and puffins while on the water. The sheltered nature of the fjords you will pass through means that the seas are most likely to be very still, making this journey comfortable and relatively easy.
Expert guides, specially trained for your safety, will lead the way, regaling you with local tales and facts about nature. They’ll also provide you with all equipment needed for your kayaking adventure and a tent for your two nights in the wilderness!
Paddle through the seascapes of the Westfjords and spend two nights camping in incredible corners of the country by booking this fantastic excursion. Check availability by choosing a date.
Here, you’ll get dressed up, board your kayak, and take your first strokes into the stunning waters. Your guide will lead you beneath the incredible mountain of Hestur, then along the shoreline with dramatic cliffs; keep an eye out for seals, dolphins, and whales as you cruise further out, as they could appear at any time!
After several hours of gentle paddling, you’ll come to the Folafotur Peninsula, a beautiful, untouched corner of the region with breathtaking panoramas. You’ll set up your tents before enjoying a warming dinner; you can then retire, or else go for a walk along the shore looking at the wilderness and seeking out wildlife.
Vigur may be small, but it is a haven for thousands of seabirds of many species that nest here during the summer. You’ll admire them from the water before making a landing and meeting the locals who exist symbiotically with them. They’ll discuss what life on the island is like over lunch before bidding you farewell as you return to your kayaks.
The next leg of your journey will take you to another fantastic place for wildlife - the Hvitanes Peninsula. This area has an enormous seal colony that can reliably be seen hauling out on the rocky outcrops, splashing around in the shallows, and bobbing further out to sea. Some may even be a little curious of you and approach your kayak for a closer look!
After your time here, you’ll paddle back to camp for another lovely meal and rest.
Once you’re back in the capital of the Westfjords, you’ll return your equipment in time to enjoy your evening reminiscing over your fantastic trip!