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Go kayaking in Iceland and sail between tranquil fjords or on the azure waters of iceberg-filled glacier lagoons.
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Two Weeks Road Trip in Iceland During Summer

Immerse yourself in the Icelandic nature as you travel the Ring Road, circling the entire country as well as the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the remote Westfjords. Soak in Iceland's many hot springs and hidden natural pools across the countryside while driving between all the best locations in Iceland on this 15-day summer self-drive tour.  Along the Ring Road, you'll come across impressive sights such as Skógafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls, Eyjafjallajökull glacier, the spectacular Lake Mývatn, and Iceland's many black sand beaches. You'll enjoy both the rural and unspoilt landscapes of the Westfjords as well as the Golden Circle and all three National Parks of Iceland.  You can choose to kickstart each day with a swim in the local pool, break up the trip midday for a quick dip in a natural hot spring, or end it with a relaxing soak in a tranquil spa. Each day will have different options for you to explore. You're behind the wheel, so you can choose your own path without being bound by a guide. You can stay away from groups and make this a family oriented or a romantic holiday, depending on your own interests. With this tour, you will have a personal planner and a 24/7 contact to your travel agent in case you need to alter your plans and perhaps add on a glacier hike all of a sudden. Besides glacier hiking, there are other great additional activities available. You can try snowmobiling, ice climbing, ice caving or whale watching, as well as all the hot springs, pools and spas you will find en-route. And if you also want to explore the colder waters, then snorkelling in Silfra is not to be missed! Take the plunge and get to know Iceland's wonders in depth during the summertime. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.3
3 reviews

Duration:
15days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Kayaking Adventure on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to experience the “Crown Jewel of Iceland”, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, all from your very own kayak! Truly, this is an amazing and unique chance to explore one of Iceland’s most beloved natural sites, all the while partaking in a gentle, but incredibly fun boating trip. What’s not to love? For those who are concerned about kayaking (particularly those who have never tried the sport before), there is absolutely no reason to fear. This excursion is fully guided by a knowledgeable, qualified and English-speaking tour leader who will be quick not only to provide you with all necessary equipment, including a dry suit, kayak and paddles, but will also teach you about the area’s incredible culture and history. As an added security, this tour only uses SIT ON TOP kayaks, a particular type that is far wider than usual, thus more stable. You will have the option to ride in a kayak with a buddy, or go solo.  Kayaking atop the lagoon’s gentle, still surface, you will pass a wealth of fantastical sights; with Arctic terns and skuas flying overhead, and seals bobbing gently in the water around you, you’ll have trouble decided where to look—the picturesque scenery? The vibrant wildlife? The astonishing floating icebergs? Nowhere else in Iceland can match Jökulsárlón for its eclectic beauty.  After your time kayaking on the lagoon is over, you are recommended to check out the nearby Diamond Beach, found only a few minutes walk away from the lagoon. Here, icebergs that float out from Jökulsárlón often washed ashore onto the beach’s black volcanic sands, making for a fantastic, stark contrast in colour.  So, time to paddle up-creek with this fantastic kayaking tour at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, one of the most beautiful natural sites to be found in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.   
5.0
9 reviews

Duration:
90minutes
Available:
Sep. - Dec.
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Kayaking on Solheimajokull Glacier Lagoon

Get away from the crowd and paddle your way between the ever-changing icebergs at the Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon. Enjoy panoramic views of the glacier valley and admire the spellbinding glacier landscape from up close on this small-group kayaking tour, suited for all those who wish to immerse themselves in the wild Icelandic nature. Your tour begins at the Sólheimajökull parking lot where you will meet your guide and the rest of the group. From there, you will head over to the lagoon which is only a short walk away from the meeting point. There, you receive your kayaking equipment and drysuit and your professional guide will proceed to give a safety briefing and a rundown on paddling techniques. Then, there is nothing left, but to board the stable Sit-On-Top kayaks and begin your adventure. The features of the lagoon are always changing as icebergs break off of the glacier snout, and it is your guide’s task to navigate your group safely and expertly through the calm lagoon. You will view the glacier from a unique perspective, not visible to travellers on foot, and you'll go up-close to the impressive terminal face of Sólheimajökull glacier. Don’t forget your camera and a waterproof case because this tour offers great photographic opportunities. You don’t need experience for this tour; it is suitable for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. Most people who join the tours are first-time paddlers, but the professional guides provide thorough instruction on all trips, paying special attention to safety. Their vast knowledge of the area and glaciers, in general, ensures a fun and safe experience for first timers and trained paddlers alike. Book now and join this unique kayak adventure on a glacier lagoon! Check availability now by choosing a date.
5.0
5 reviews

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Kayak Fishing Adventure by Mt. Kirkjufell

Embark on a unique kayaking tour at the roots of the magnificent Mount Kirkjufell which not only promises beautiful landscape views from the water but also the chance to catch a fish! This adventure is a must do for all nature and fishing lovers visiting Iceland and the perfect voyage to take while visiting the stunning Snaefellsnes peninsula. The combination of fishing and kayaking is rarely offered on tours, so this is your exclusive opportunity to enjoy both activities alongside sightseeing for a day to remember. It’s probably hard to get any more in touch with nature than when paddling through the calm sea with your fishing rod, and all you can hear are the sounds of the ocean and birds chirping. You might very well also meet one or two of the residential seals on your way! Before you head out, your friendly and experienced guide will start by getting you geared up. You can expect top-notch equipment and gear which include a life jacket, dry suit, thermal undersuit, shoes, and gloves as well as a fully equipped fishing kayak.         If you haven't done any kayaking or fishing before there is no need to worry, your guide will go through all the basics with you and also teach you the right techniques. You will then receive a safety demonstration from your guide who will ensure everybody is confident before heading to sea. Your guide, Garðar is a local and knows the area like the back of his hand. He’s been fishing since he was a little boy and knows precisely where to take you to catch the big ones! The most common fish in this area is cod, and this is a "catch and release" tour. After the tour, you can relax on nearby decking as you enjoy the view and a warm complimentary refreshment. Don´t miss out on this unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the famous Mt. Kirkjufell up close and catch a few fish at the same time! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Sep. - Dec.
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The Power Challenge Circle Tour | Kayaking in South Iceland

The Power Challenge Circle Tour is an exciting 2-hour guided tour geared at those at an intermediate skill level, ages 14 and up. Experience the thrill of paddling out to sea, yet staying safely within the boundaries of the quiet lagoons in this very scenic and bio-diverse habitat.  Far offshore, you can hear the Atlantic breakers pounding the ridge of submerged lava, part of a 25 km long lava “barrier reef” from The Great Þjórsá flow─the largest existing lava flow ever recorded in Iceland as a result of a single eruption.  The day starts off at our headquarters in the village of Stokkseyri, a mere 40-minute drive from Reykjavík. Here you will meet your guide, and after suiting up in warm overalls, gloves and life vest, you will be briefed on the day’s activities. We only use comfortable sit-on-top kayaks that are known for their ease of handling and are ideally suited for everyone, from beginners to skilled kayakers.  With your guide leading the way, you will paddle across the calm waters of Lake Löngudæl, through narrow, winding canals, down the gently flowing Hraunsá River and on out to sea. Now we have entered a very different habitat where seals can often be seen lazing about on seaweed laden skerries, while swans, eider ducks and a whole panoply of seabirds and waders feed nearby. The more curious seals have been known sometimes to follow our kayaks as we make our way across the lagoon!  We will have time to explore the area, take photos, and, if conditions are optimal, we will take a closer look at the kelp and dulse, types of wild seaweeds that grow in the area.  In the final leg of our journey we will paddle over to Stokkseyri harbour, 3 to 4 km away, (depending on the tides) where we will disembark and then take the 2-minute walk back to headquarters. At the end of the tour, we'll head to the Stokkseyri swimming pool to relax in the hot tubs, and enjoy hot drinks to warm up after the trip.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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Robinson Crusoe Kayaking | Guideless Kayaking near Stokkseyri

Whether you are an old hand at kayaking or a complete beginner, you'll undoubtedly enjoy our one to three-hour “Robinson Crusoe” trips. This is a guideless, short excursion is well suited for families, couples, and individuals who have always dreamed of doing a bit of kayaking on their own in a safe paddling environment.  The tour begins at our base in the centre Stokkseyri, a picturesque seaside town, 40 minutes drive south-east of Reykjavik. After suiting up in warm overalls, gloves and life vest, our experienced instructors will teach you everything you need to know- paddling techniques, how to manoeuvre your kayak and the basic safety rules.  Our comfortable sit-on-top kayaks are known for their ease of handling and are ideally suited for families with children or for those who are new to the sport. This relaxing excursion will bring you into close proximity to a large number of nesting birds that flock to the area every summer to breed including dunlin, snipe, black-tailed godwit and a variety of seabirds who will accompany you as you spend a relaxing few hours paddling through the shallow inland canals at the edge of Löngudæl Lake.  Summer is, of course, the best time make use of the 24 hour daylight in this tranquil and serene setting, winding your way through a maze of canals that eventually lead you right back to where you started. When the weather is good, no less than four of Iceland’s best-known glaciers are visible in the distance─ Langjökull, Tindfjallajökull, Myrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers.  The Eyjafjallajökull icecap hides a volcano that last erupted in 2010 and made headlines around the world for its unpronounceable name and ability to bring European air traffic to a complete standstill. The village of Stokkseyri (pop. 497) was founded around 900 AD and is one of Iceland’s oldest continuously inhabited villages. Centuries later, it was to become the most important trading and fishing centre in the entire country.  Situated at the edge of the Great Þjórsá Lava field, Stokkseyri is home to the largest existing lava flow known to have occurred in Iceland as a result of a single eruption that occurred some 8600 years ago. At the end of the tour, participants are offered free entrance to the Stokkseyri swimming pool and hot tubs, along with complimentary coffee or hot chocolate.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Glacier Walk and Kayaking

Cut time and expense on your holiday to Iceland by combining a kayaking tour on the Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon with an added glacier walk, one of the most thrilling activities available in Iceland. By booking both tours together you get the full glacier experience and save money. Your first activity is the glacier lagoon kayaking tour. You will meet your guide at a Base Camp, next to the Sólheimajökull parking lot. The lagoon is only a short walk from the Base Camp, once there you will receive your kayaking equipment and get a tutorial from your professional guide on how to sail your stable Sit-On-Top kayak.  Once ready, you will start your hour-long tour around the lagoon, paddle around the dynamic and always changing icebergs, and admire the glacier tongue from a viewpoint inaccessible to the sightseers on foot. Thankfully, kayaks are among the most peaceful vessels, allowing you to maintain a sense of serenity throughout your hour on the water.  After you finish your kayaking tour you go back to the base camp where you have a half-hour lunch break before you begin the next activity. Now, you go up on the glacier tongue where your guide will lead you through the otherworldly glacier landscape of stark contrasts - blue and white ice mixed with the dark volcanic ash from past eruptions.  You will explore some of the many crevasses and ice sculptures of the glacier and learn about the geology and the history of the area. This is definitely one place that you won’t want to forget your camera.  Both tours are suitable for all skill levels and are led by professional and certified glacier guides. You will receive all the necessary safety equipment - a dry suit for your kayaking tour and crampons, ice axe and a harness for your glacier walk. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
5.5hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Kayaks Under Mt. Kirkjufell | Snaefellsnes Day Tour

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to kayak besides the most photographed mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell, found on the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This is an excellent opportunity for both newcomers and experienced kayakers, as well as travellers looking to fit in an element of adventure to their time on Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  Your tour will begin at the kayaking base where you will meet your experienced local guide. After some friendly introductions, your guide will provide you with all of the equipment necessary for a fun and safe time on the water. This kit includes a dry suit, a life jacket, shoes and gloves and, of course, a thermal undersuit. Fear not if you are a newcomer to the sport; the operator uses ‘sit-atop’ kayaks, allowing for increased stability.  You will spend a total of seventy minutes on the water, first heading towards “Seal Skerry”, an area of incredible wildlife, including various species of bird and, as the name suggests, some resident seals.  From this location, you will have a fantastic view of Mount Kirkjufell, standing proud and domineering over the landscape. Keen observers of pop culture will recognise Kirkjufell almost immediately as the “mountain like an arrowhead” from HBO’s Game of Thrones.  Leaving “Seal Skerry” behind, you will continue along the shoreline at the mountain’s roots, before making the return journey to the base.  After your tour is over, you are invited to warm up on the kayaking base’s deck with a hot beverage, reflecting over the beautiful experience in which you’ve just partaken. When your time at the base is over, you are free to continue exploring this beautiful region at your leisure.  Don’t miss your chance to discover birdlife, seals, fantastic views and the incredible Mount Kirkjufell, all from the seat of your comfortable kayak. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5.0
1 review

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Sea Kayaking Tour | Departure from the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Witness Iceland's nature and wildlife at its best with this small group sea kayaking tour. Explore the breathtaking beauty of Breiðafjörður Bay and sail among its many islands while surrounded by mountains, glaciers and volcanoes. Nature lovers with a thirst for adventure should not miss this fantastic opportunity. Breiðafjörður is well known for its endless amounts of untouched islands and its incredible wildlife. On this tour, you will paddle around the bay and witness flocks of seabirds such as puffins and eider ducks. You might also spot a white-tailed eagle, flying far above or nesting on any of the islands you pass, or an occasional seal popping up to check out these new explorers cruising around their home turf. Your tour will start at the kayak base, located in the centre of the charming village of Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Stykkishólmur is renowned for its old, colourful houses and rich history as well as being the gateway to the innumerable islands of Breiðafjörður Bay. After a short safety briefing, you will be equipped with all necessary gear for the adventure that awaits. Don't worry if you've never been kayaking before; your guide will show you how and be with you the entire way.   You'll then set out for the sea from the old harbour, and after a short paddle, you will come across the first landmark, Landey, one of the most fruitful islands when it comes to harvesting the world famous eiderdown. It is a nesting paradise for the birds of Breiðafjörður, and during the summer the island is full of fluffy little nestlings. The next landmark is the shipwreck of the fishing boat Þorgeir, the first generation of steel trawler that fished the Icelandic seas. After hauling Icelandic storm in the 80’s, old Þorgeir broke free of his anger line and crashed at the shore of Landey where it has been there ever since.   After short paddle break at this picturesque spot, you will continue, sailing between the islands and absorbing the everlasting peace and quiet out on the sea while your professional kayak guide tells you about the history and geology of the volcanic and glacier-covered Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Then it is time to bid farewell to the islands and the Bay and head back to shore. Spice up your visit to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with this fantastic adventure and explore the beauty and wildlife of the Breiðafjörður Bay on this exciting sea kayaking tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
2 reviews

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Nov.
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Westfjords Kayaking Day Tour | Two Fjord Adventure

Explore two incredible fjords of the Westfjords with a kayaking tour from Ísafjörður. This trip is perfect for those who want to see the marvellous nature of this untouched region in a unique and adventurous way. You will begin your day by meeting your guide and group at Mávagarður C, a grey garage building with our logo on it. Once you are gathered and geared up, you’ll take a forty minute drive to the fjord of Seyðisfjörður, where your kayak awaits. You’ll be given a few minutes to get acquainted with this new way of travelling, before setting out behind your guide. The region you will be travelling is called Snæfjallaströnd, which is renowned for the birdlife in its cliffs and the curious seals in its waters. With the snow-capped hills and a view of a distant glacier, you’ll truly feel like you are on the cusp of the Arctic. You will follow Seyðisfjörður along a headland called Folafótur; once you reach its tip, you will pull up on its sandy shore for a little break. There are many unusual coastal formations along this stretch, formed by erosion, and abandoned farmhouses, that you can admire while you have some lunch you brought with you. Once you are satisfied and ready to set off, you’ll travel down your second fjord, Hestfjörður. You have a great chance of seeing more seals, and a decent chance of seeing white-beaked dolphins, humpback whales, or even a less common species like belugas and orcas. Finally, you will reach your disembarking point, by the main road at the bottom of the fjord, where your transfer will be waiting to take you back to Ísafjörður. Explore two incredible bays in the Westfjords by kayak, and expose yourself to great wildlife and arctic vistas. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
10hours
Available:
Sep. - Dec.
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Wildlife of Vigur Island | Kayaking in the Westfjords

Witness the wildlife of Vigur Island on this kayaking tour through the Westfjords. If you want to see seals, puffins, other seabirds and perhaps even a whale or dolphin while exposing yourself to stunning nature, this is the tour for you. The excursion begins when you meet your guides and group at a cafe in Ísafjörður. Once you are all gathered, you’ll be driven forty minutes through beautiful nature to where your kayaks are waiting, at Eyri in Seyðisfjörður fjord. After getting comfortable, your guide will lead you out into the water. You will first paddle out to the headland Folafótur. En route, you’ll keep a keen eye out for seals; the Westfjords have a high population of these adorable animals, and they are often as curious about you as you are of them. If you are lucky, you might even see a whale or dolphin; humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and even blue whales and orcas are all occasional visitors here. At Folafótur, you will disembark, and have a pre-prepared picnic on the beach, to recharge and appreciate the nature. Once you’re ready, you’ll set out into the waters once again, this time to head to Vigur Island. This is the second biggest island in Ísafjarðardjúp, the bay outside Ísafjörður, and home to a wealth of seabirds throughout summer. These include eider ducks, guillemots, razorbills and, of course, puffins. You will stop on the island to surround yourself with them, perfect for a photo opportunity, especially considering the lack of fear puffins have around people. This lack of fear is especially the case on Vigur, as for generations, the farmers here have collected down from the puffins' nests in exchange for protecting them against predators. After enjoying your time here, you’ll return to your kayaks. En route back to Ísafjörður, you’ll hug the coastline where many seals will be hauling out in a colony. Paddle through incredible nature to see a wealth of wildlife in the Westfjords. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
Sep. - Dec.
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Kayaking in the Westfjords

Witness the spectacular Westfjords from the sea, with this kayaking tour from Ísafjörður. This excursion should not be missed by travellers to this remote region who want to combine incredible nature with thrilling adventure. This tour begins in the capital of the Westfjords, Ísafjörður, by the Maritime Museum. Here, you will meet your guides, who will introduce your group to your kayaks and equipment. You will get a practice paddle just off the shore until you are comfortable, before setting out into the incredible fjord. The Westfjords boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes of Iceland. The giant mountains here are the oldest in the county, dating back sixteen million years, and home hundreds of trickling waterfalls. The seascapes, meanwhile, are glorious; unless the conditions are particularly adverse, the surface of the ocean should be flat, gleaming and a pleasure to kayak across. The wildlife of this region is also amongst the best in the country. You are likely to see many seabirds as your travel and have a great chance of seeing seals.  If you are particularly lucky, you might even spot a whale or dolphin, with the most common species being humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoise. There are over twenty species that occasionally visit the fjord, however, including blue whales and orcas. You will spend approximately two hours on the water, going at a pace that matches your group. Everyone who is comfortable with a paddle and doesn’t mind getting a bit damp is welcome to join the tour so long as they are twelve years old or older. Finally, you will return to Ísafjörður, and have the rest of the day to explore this cultural centre, or else head out further into the Westfjords. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in this stunning region by kayak. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Sep. - Oct.
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Kayak Adventure on Heinabergslon Glacier Lagoon

Experience the ultimate trip exploring Vatnajökull National Park with this thrilling tour. You'll go kayaking on one of Iceland’s tranquil lagoons, Heinabergslón, before embarking on an introductory glacier walk. This is a fantastic tour opportunity for repeat visitors to the national park, as well as all those looking to add elements of adventure and adrenaline to their holiday whilst on the South Coast. Sitting back in your own kayak, you will be privy to stunning panoramas of the Vatnajökull National Park, as well as see the Heinabergslón lagoon’s iconic ice sheets like never before. Kayaking makes for a far more peaceful method of discovering Iceland’s glaciers lagoons rather than, say, a speedy Zodiac boat tour, allowing you plenty of opportunities to chill as you take in the wondrous sights around you.  This tour is particularly suited to newcomers to Kayaking, given the fact that you will be riding in a sit-on-top kayak. These kayaks are far wider, and thus, more stable than the average kayak, making them easy and fun to handle. Throughout your tour experience in Vatnajökull National Park, you will be led by experienced, friendly and qualified guides who will be eager to share with you their knowledge on the area’s culture, geology and history.  Not only will you be kayaking on this adventure, you will also have the opportunity to partake in a little glacier hiking. Fear not if this is another new experience for you; your guide will be with you every step, providing all necessary equipment including helmets and crampons. Your guide will also teach you the fundamentals of ice-walking before taking to the glacier.  So what are you waiting for? Hurry now and you too can experience Heinabergslón glacial lagoon from your very own kayak, as well as try your hand at walking on the ice. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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South Coast, Glacier Kayak & DC-3 Plane Wreck

Kayak between the icebergs on Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon, before visiting some of South Iceland’s most well-known waterfalls as well as the infamous DC-3 plane wreck. This is the perfect day tour for those who want a more relaxed experience along Iceland’s South Coast, travelling in a small group by minibus. The day begins with a pick-up in Reykjavík. Once the group is gathered, you will be heading South to one of Iceland’s most visited and popular glaciers, Sólheimajökull.  Upon arrival at the glacier base camp, you’ll be introduced to your expert kayaking guide who will provide you with your dry suit and show you how to master the simple technique of manoeuvring your sit-on-top kayak.   Once ready, the group glides off into the lagoon and you will start exploring the recently formed lagoon. You'll be surrounded by the ever-changing icebergs and you can take in some of the most beautiful scenery South Iceland has to offer. After finding yourself back on dry land, you’ll be taken to visit the famous site of the DC-3 Plane Wreck on one of South Iceland’s black sand beaches, Sólheimasandur. You will leave the tour bus to join a shuttle bus which will drive you straight to the wreckage. You will have the opportunity to photograph and explore the plane wreck which has been there since it was abandoned after it crashed onto the beach back in November 1973. On the return leg of your journey along the South Coast, you will head towards one of Iceland’s picturesque waterfalls, Skógafoss, famous for its beauty and size, standing at 60 metres tall. The final stop of the day brings you to Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where it is sometimes possible for visitors to walk behind the cascading water to experience the true beauty of nature in Iceland. You will then return to Reykjavik with some unforgettable memories. Explore Iceland’s South Coast combined with an amazing kayaking adventure among glacier icebergs. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
11hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Kayaking Under Mt. Kirkjufell | Midnight Sun Adventure

Experience the very best of the Midnight Sun by partaking in a kayaking tour beneath Iceland’s most photographed mountain, Kirkjufell. This is a fantastic tour opportunity for travellers looking to maximise their time in Iceland, making the most of the nearly twenty-four-hour sunlight, as well as all those visitors choosing to spend an extended amount time on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Under the warm glow of the Midnight Sun, the area around Kirkjufell Mountain look particularly ethereal, made all the more perfect as you see the mountain’s image reflecting off the water’s still surface. Thankfully, kayaking is a remarkably peaceful activity, allowing you to maintain the area’s natural serenity during your 2 hours on the water. This tour begins at the kayaking base beside the shoreline. Here, you will be introduced to your friendly and experienced guide who will proceed to not just give a quick lesson on the basics of controlling your vessel, but will also hand out all of the necessary equipment. This includes a life jacket, drysuit, thermal undersuit, gloves, and shoes, as well as the kayak and paddle. Once on the water, you will be surrounded by a breadth of captivating natural scenery, including, of course, Mount Kirkjufell, most famous for its starring role as “the mountain like an arrowhead” in HBO’s award-winning TV series, Games of Thrones. As you head towards ‘Seal Skerry’, you will also see firsthand various species of birdlife, as well as some of the resident seals that call the area home. You will then continue around the base of Mount Kirkjufell, gaining various perspectives of this incredible feature. Upon returning to the shore, you are invited to warm up with a hot beverage on our deck. So don’t hesitate any longer! Hurry now and make sure to secure your spot under the Midnight Sun kayaking at the base of Iceland’s most photogenic mountain, Kirkjufell. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Duration:
6days1hour
Available:
All year
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Kayaking to Oshlid | Westfjords Day Tour

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.

Duration:
5hours
Available:
All year
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Kayaking Tours

Go kayaking in Iceland and sail between tranquil fjords or on the azure waters of iceberg-filled glacier lagoons.
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Kayaking Tours

Go kayaking in Iceland and sail between tranquil fjords or on the azure waters of iceberg-filled glacier lagoons.
Book your trip now on Iceland's leading travel site.
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Two Weeks Road Trip in Iceland During Summer

Immerse yourself in the Icelandic nature as you travel the Ring Road, circling the entire country as well as the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the remote Westfjords. Soak in Iceland's many hot springs and hidden natural pools across the countryside while driving between all the best locations in Iceland on this 15-day summer self-drive tour.  Along the Ring Road, you'll come across impressive sights such as Skógafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls, Eyjafjallajökull glacier, the spectacular Lake Mývatn, and Iceland's many black sand beaches. You'll enjoy both the rural and unspoilt landscapes of the Westfjords as well as the Golden Circle and all three National Parks of Iceland.  You can choose to kickstart each day with a swim in the local pool, break up the trip midday for a quick dip in a natural hot spring, or end it with a relaxing soak in a tranquil spa. Each day will have different options for you to explore. You're behind the wheel, so you can choose your own path without being bound by a guide. You can stay away from groups and make this a family oriented or a romantic holiday, depending on your own interests. With this tour, you will have a personal planner and a 24/7 contact to your travel agent in case you need to alter your plans and perhaps add on a glacier hike all of a sudden. Besides glacier hiking, there are other great additional activities available. You can try snowmobiling, ice climbing, ice caving or whale watching, as well as all the hot springs, pools and spas you will find en-route. And if you also want to explore the colder waters, then snorkelling in Silfra is not to be missed! Take the plunge and get to know Iceland's wonders in depth during the summertime. Check availability by choosing a date.
4.3
3 reviews

Duration:
15days
Available:
May. - Oct.
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Kayaking Adventure on Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to experience the “Crown Jewel of Iceland”, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, all from your very own kayak! Truly, this is an amazing and unique chance to explore one of Iceland’s most beloved natural sites, all the while partaking in a gentle, but incredibly fun boating trip. What’s not to love? For those who are concerned about kayaking (particularly those who have never tried the sport before), there is absolutely no reason to fear. This excursion is fully guided by a knowledgeable, qualified and English-speaking tour leader who will be quick not only to provide you with all necessary equipment, including a dry suit, kayak and paddles, but will also teach you about the area’s incredible culture and history. As an added security, this tour only uses SIT ON TOP kayaks, a particular type that is far wider than usual, thus more stable. You will have the option to ride in a kayak with a buddy, or go solo.  Kayaking atop the lagoon’s gentle, still surface, you will pass a wealth of fantastical sights; with Arctic terns and skuas flying overhead, and seals bobbing gently in the water around you, you’ll have trouble decided where to look—the picturesque scenery? The vibrant wildlife? The astonishing floating icebergs? Nowhere else in Iceland can match Jökulsárlón for its eclectic beauty.  After your time kayaking on the lagoon is over, you are recommended to check out the nearby Diamond Beach, found only a few minutes walk away from the lagoon. Here, icebergs that float out from Jökulsárlón often washed ashore onto the beach’s black volcanic sands, making for a fantastic, stark contrast in colour.  So, time to paddle up-creek with this fantastic kayaking tour at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, one of the most beautiful natural sites to be found in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.   
5.0
9 reviews

Duration:
90minutes
Available:
Sep. - Dec.
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Kayaking on Solheimajokull Glacier Lagoon

Get away from the crowd and paddle your way between the ever-changing icebergs at the Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon. Enjoy panoramic views of the glacier valley and admire the spellbinding glacier landscape from up close on this small-group kayaking tour, suited for all those who wish to immerse themselves in the wild Icelandic nature. Your tour begins at the Sólheimajökull parking lot where you will meet your guide and the rest of the group. From there, you will head over to the lagoon which is only a short walk away from the meeting point. There, you receive your kayaking equipment and drysuit and your professional guide will proceed to give a safety briefing and a rundown on paddling techniques. Then, there is nothing left, but to board the stable Sit-On-Top kayaks and begin your adventure. The features of the lagoon are always changing as icebergs break off of the glacier snout, and it is your guide’s task to navigate your group safely and expertly through the calm lagoon. You will view the glacier from a unique perspective, not visible to travellers on foot, and you'll go up-close to the impressive terminal face of Sólheimajökull glacier. Don’t forget your camera and a waterproof case because this tour offers great photographic opportunities. You don’t need experience for this tour; it is suitable for beginners and experienced kayakers alike. Most people who join the tours are first-time paddlers, but the professional guides provide thorough instruction on all trips, paying special attention to safety. Their vast knowledge of the area and glaciers, in general, ensures a fun and safe experience for first timers and trained paddlers alike. Book now and join this unique kayak adventure on a glacier lagoon! Check availability now by choosing a date.
5.0
5 reviews

Duration:
2.5hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Kayak Fishing Adventure by Mt. Kirkjufell

Embark on a unique kayaking tour at the roots of the magnificent Mount Kirkjufell which not only promises beautiful landscape views from the water but also the chance to catch a fish! This adventure is a must do for all nature and fishing lovers visiting Iceland and the perfect voyage to take while visiting the stunning Snaefellsnes peninsula. The combination of fishing and kayaking is rarely offered on tours, so this is your exclusive opportunity to enjoy both activities alongside sightseeing for a day to remember. It’s probably hard to get any more in touch with nature than when paddling through the calm sea with your fishing rod, and all you can hear are the sounds of the ocean and birds chirping. You might very well also meet one or two of the residential seals on your way! Before you head out, your friendly and experienced guide will start by getting you geared up. You can expect top-notch equipment and gear which include a life jacket, dry suit, thermal undersuit, shoes, and gloves as well as a fully equipped fishing kayak.         If you haven't done any kayaking or fishing before there is no need to worry, your guide will go through all the basics with you and also teach you the right techniques. You will then receive a safety demonstration from your guide who will ensure everybody is confident before heading to sea. Your guide, Garðar is a local and knows the area like the back of his hand. He’s been fishing since he was a little boy and knows precisely where to take you to catch the big ones! The most common fish in this area is cod, and this is a "catch and release" tour. After the tour, you can relax on nearby decking as you enjoy the view and a warm complimentary refreshment. Don´t miss out on this unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the famous Mt. Kirkjufell up close and catch a few fish at the same time! Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
3hours
Available:
Sep. - Dec.
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The Power Challenge Circle Tour | Kayaking in South Iceland

The Power Challenge Circle Tour is an exciting 2-hour guided tour geared at those at an intermediate skill level, ages 14 and up. Experience the thrill of paddling out to sea, yet staying safely within the boundaries of the quiet lagoons in this very scenic and bio-diverse habitat.  Far offshore, you can hear the Atlantic breakers pounding the ridge of submerged lava, part of a 25 km long lava “barrier reef” from The Great Þjórsá flow─the largest existing lava flow ever recorded in Iceland as a result of a single eruption.  The day starts off at our headquarters in the village of Stokkseyri, a mere 40-minute drive from Reykjavík. Here you will meet your guide, and after suiting up in warm overalls, gloves and life vest, you will be briefed on the day’s activities. We only use comfortable sit-on-top kayaks that are known for their ease of handling and are ideally suited for everyone, from beginners to skilled kayakers.  With your guide leading the way, you will paddle across the calm waters of Lake Löngudæl, through narrow, winding canals, down the gently flowing Hraunsá River and on out to sea. Now we have entered a very different habitat where seals can often be seen lazing about on seaweed laden skerries, while swans, eider ducks and a whole panoply of seabirds and waders feed nearby. The more curious seals have been known sometimes to follow our kayaks as we make our way across the lagoon!  We will have time to explore the area, take photos, and, if conditions are optimal, we will take a closer look at the kelp and dulse, types of wild seaweeds that grow in the area.  In the final leg of our journey we will paddle over to Stokkseyri harbour, 3 to 4 km away, (depending on the tides) where we will disembark and then take the 2-minute walk back to headquarters. At the end of the tour, we'll head to the Stokkseyri swimming pool to relax in the hot tubs, and enjoy hot drinks to warm up after the trip.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
All year
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Robinson Crusoe Kayaking | Guideless Kayaking near Stokkseyri

Whether you are an old hand at kayaking or a complete beginner, you'll undoubtedly enjoy our one to three-hour “Robinson Crusoe” trips. This is a guideless, short excursion is well suited for families, couples, and individuals who have always dreamed of doing a bit of kayaking on their own in a safe paddling environment.  The tour begins at our base in the centre Stokkseyri, a picturesque seaside town, 40 minutes drive south-east of Reykjavik. After suiting up in warm overalls, gloves and life vest, our experienced instructors will teach you everything you need to know- paddling techniques, how to manoeuvre your kayak and the basic safety rules.  Our comfortable sit-on-top kayaks are known for their ease of handling and are ideally suited for families with children or for those who are new to the sport. This relaxing excursion will bring you into close proximity to a large number of nesting birds that flock to the area every summer to breed including dunlin, snipe, black-tailed godwit and a variety of seabirds who will accompany you as you spend a relaxing few hours paddling through the shallow inland canals at the edge of Löngudæl Lake.  Summer is, of course, the best time make use of the 24 hour daylight in this tranquil and serene setting, winding your way through a maze of canals that eventually lead you right back to where you started. When the weather is good, no less than four of Iceland’s best-known glaciers are visible in the distance─ Langjökull, Tindfjallajökull, Myrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull glaciers.  The Eyjafjallajökull icecap hides a volcano that last erupted in 2010 and made headlines around the world for its unpronounceable name and ability to bring European air traffic to a complete standstill. The village of Stokkseyri (pop. 497) was founded around 900 AD and is one of Iceland’s oldest continuously inhabited villages. Centuries later, it was to become the most important trading and fishing centre in the entire country.  Situated at the edge of the Great Þjórsá Lava field, Stokkseyri is home to the largest existing lava flow known to have occurred in Iceland as a result of a single eruption that occurred some 8600 years ago. At the end of the tour, participants are offered free entrance to the Stokkseyri swimming pool and hot tubs, along with complimentary coffee or hot chocolate.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
3hours
Available:
All year
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Glacier Walk and Kayaking

Cut time and expense on your holiday to Iceland by combining a kayaking tour on the Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon with an added glacier walk, one of the most thrilling activities available in Iceland. By booking both tours together you get the full glacier experience and save money. Your first activity is the glacier lagoon kayaking tour. You will meet your guide at a Base Camp, next to the Sólheimajökull parking lot. The lagoon is only a short walk from the Base Camp, once there you will receive your kayaking equipment and get a tutorial from your professional guide on how to sail your stable Sit-On-Top kayak.  Once ready, you will start your hour-long tour around the lagoon, paddle around the dynamic and always changing icebergs, and admire the glacier tongue from a viewpoint inaccessible to the sightseers on foot. Thankfully, kayaks are among the most peaceful vessels, allowing you to maintain a sense of serenity throughout your hour on the water.  After you finish your kayaking tour you go back to the base camp where you have a half-hour lunch break before you begin the next activity. Now, you go up on the glacier tongue where your guide will lead you through the otherworldly glacier landscape of stark contrasts - blue and white ice mixed with the dark volcanic ash from past eruptions.  You will explore some of the many crevasses and ice sculptures of the glacier and learn about the geology and the history of the area. This is definitely one place that you won’t want to forget your camera.  Both tours are suitable for all skill levels and are led by professional and certified glacier guides. You will receive all the necessary safety equipment - a dry suit for your kayaking tour and crampons, ice axe and a harness for your glacier walk. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
5.5hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Kayaks Under Mt. Kirkjufell | Snaefellsnes Day Tour

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to kayak besides the most photographed mountain in Iceland, Kirkjufell, found on the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This is an excellent opportunity for both newcomers and experienced kayakers, as well as travellers looking to fit in an element of adventure to their time on Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  Your tour will begin at the kayaking base where you will meet your experienced local guide. After some friendly introductions, your guide will provide you with all of the equipment necessary for a fun and safe time on the water. This kit includes a dry suit, a life jacket, shoes and gloves and, of course, a thermal undersuit. Fear not if you are a newcomer to the sport; the operator uses ‘sit-atop’ kayaks, allowing for increased stability.  You will spend a total of seventy minutes on the water, first heading towards “Seal Skerry”, an area of incredible wildlife, including various species of bird and, as the name suggests, some resident seals.  From this location, you will have a fantastic view of Mount Kirkjufell, standing proud and domineering over the landscape. Keen observers of pop culture will recognise Kirkjufell almost immediately as the “mountain like an arrowhead” from HBO’s Game of Thrones.  Leaving “Seal Skerry” behind, you will continue along the shoreline at the mountain’s roots, before making the return journey to the base.  After your tour is over, you are invited to warm up on the kayaking base’s deck with a hot beverage, reflecting over the beautiful experience in which you’ve just partaken. When your time at the base is over, you are free to continue exploring this beautiful region at your leisure.  Don’t miss your chance to discover birdlife, seals, fantastic views and the incredible Mount Kirkjufell, all from the seat of your comfortable kayak. Check availability by choosing a date. 
5.0
1 review

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Sea Kayaking Tour | Departure from the Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Witness Iceland's nature and wildlife at its best with this small group sea kayaking tour. Explore the breathtaking beauty of Breiðafjörður Bay and sail among its many islands while surrounded by mountains, glaciers and volcanoes. Nature lovers with a thirst for adventure should not miss this fantastic opportunity. Breiðafjörður is well known for its endless amounts of untouched islands and its incredible wildlife. On this tour, you will paddle around the bay and witness flocks of seabirds such as puffins and eider ducks. You might also spot a white-tailed eagle, flying far above or nesting on any of the islands you pass, or an occasional seal popping up to check out these new explorers cruising around their home turf. Your tour will start at the kayak base, located in the centre of the charming village of Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Stykkishólmur is renowned for its old, colourful houses and rich history as well as being the gateway to the innumerable islands of Breiðafjörður Bay. After a short safety briefing, you will be equipped with all necessary gear for the adventure that awaits. Don't worry if you've never been kayaking before; your guide will show you how and be with you the entire way.   You'll then set out for the sea from the old harbour, and after a short paddle, you will come across the first landmark, Landey, one of the most fruitful islands when it comes to harvesting the world famous eiderdown. It is a nesting paradise for the birds of Breiðafjörður, and during the summer the island is full of fluffy little nestlings. The next landmark is the shipwreck of the fishing boat Þorgeir, the first generation of steel trawler that fished the Icelandic seas. After hauling Icelandic storm in the 80’s, old Þorgeir broke free of his anger line and crashed at the shore of Landey where it has been there ever since.   After short paddle break at this picturesque spot, you will continue, sailing between the islands and absorbing the everlasting peace and quiet out on the sea while your professional kayak guide tells you about the history and geology of the volcanic and glacier-covered Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Then it is time to bid farewell to the islands and the Bay and head back to shore. Spice up your visit to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula with this fantastic adventure and explore the beauty and wildlife of the Breiðafjörður Bay on this exciting sea kayaking tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
2 reviews

Duration:
2hours
Available:
May. - Nov.
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Westfjords Kayaking Day Tour | Two Fjord Adventure

Explore two incredible fjords of the Westfjords with a kayaking tour from Ísafjörður. This trip is perfect for those who want to see the marvellous nature of this untouched region in a unique and adventurous way. You will begin your day by meeting your guide and group at Mávagarður C, a grey garage building with our logo on it. Once you are gathered and geared up, you’ll take a forty minute drive to the fjord of Seyðisfjörður, where your kayak awaits. You’ll be given a few minutes to get acquainted with this new way of travelling, before setting out behind your guide. The region you will be travelling is called Snæfjallaströnd, which is renowned for the birdlife in its cliffs and the curious seals in its waters. With the snow-capped hills and a view of a distant glacier, you’ll truly feel like you are on the cusp of the Arctic. You will follow Seyðisfjörður along a headland called Folafótur; once you reach its tip, you will pull up on its sandy shore for a little break. There are many unusual coastal formations along this stretch, formed by erosion, and abandoned farmhouses, that you can admire while you have some lunch you brought with you. Once you are satisfied and ready to set off, you’ll travel down your second fjord, Hestfjörður. You have a great chance of seeing more seals, and a decent chance of seeing white-beaked dolphins, humpback whales, or even a less common species like belugas and orcas. Finally, you will reach your disembarking point, by the main road at the bottom of the fjord, where your transfer will be waiting to take you back to Ísafjörður. Explore two incredible bays in the Westfjords by kayak, and expose yourself to great wildlife and arctic vistas. Check availability by choosing a date.
5.0
1 review

Duration:
10hours
Available:
Sep. - Dec.
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Wildlife of Vigur Island | Kayaking in the Westfjords

Witness the wildlife of Vigur Island on this kayaking tour through the Westfjords. If you want to see seals, puffins, other seabirds and perhaps even a whale or dolphin while exposing yourself to stunning nature, this is the tour for you. The excursion begins when you meet your guides and group at a cafe in Ísafjörður. Once you are all gathered, you’ll be driven forty minutes through beautiful nature to where your kayaks are waiting, at Eyri in Seyðisfjörður fjord. After getting comfortable, your guide will lead you out into the water. You will first paddle out to the headland Folafótur. En route, you’ll keep a keen eye out for seals; the Westfjords have a high population of these adorable animals, and they are often as curious about you as you are of them. If you are lucky, you might even see a whale or dolphin; humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and even blue whales and orcas are all occasional visitors here. At Folafótur, you will disembark, and have a pre-prepared picnic on the beach, to recharge and appreciate the nature. Once you’re ready, you’ll set out into the waters once again, this time to head to Vigur Island. This is the second biggest island in Ísafjarðardjúp, the bay outside Ísafjörður, and home to a wealth of seabirds throughout summer. These include eider ducks, guillemots, razorbills and, of course, puffins. You will stop on the island to surround yourself with them, perfect for a photo opportunity, especially considering the lack of fear puffins have around people. This lack of fear is especially the case on Vigur, as for generations, the farmers here have collected down from the puffins' nests in exchange for protecting them against predators. After enjoying your time here, you’ll return to your kayaks. En route back to Ísafjörður, you’ll hug the coastline where many seals will be hauling out in a colony. Paddle through incredible nature to see a wealth of wildlife in the Westfjords. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8hours
Available:
Sep. - Dec.
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Kayaking in the Westfjords

Witness the spectacular Westfjords from the sea, with this kayaking tour from Ísafjörður. This excursion should not be missed by travellers to this remote region who want to combine incredible nature with thrilling adventure. This tour begins in the capital of the Westfjords, Ísafjörður, by the Maritime Museum. Here, you will meet your guides, who will introduce your group to your kayaks and equipment. You will get a practice paddle just off the shore until you are comfortable, before setting out into the incredible fjord. The Westfjords boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes of Iceland. The giant mountains here are the oldest in the county, dating back sixteen million years, and home hundreds of trickling waterfalls. The seascapes, meanwhile, are glorious; unless the conditions are particularly adverse, the surface of the ocean should be flat, gleaming and a pleasure to kayak across. The wildlife of this region is also amongst the best in the country. You are likely to see many seabirds as your travel and have a great chance of seeing seals.  If you are particularly lucky, you might even spot a whale or dolphin, with the most common species being humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoise. There are over twenty species that occasionally visit the fjord, however, including blue whales and orcas. You will spend approximately two hours on the water, going at a pace that matches your group. Everyone who is comfortable with a paddle and doesn’t mind getting a bit damp is welcome to join the tour so long as they are twelve years old or older. Finally, you will return to Ísafjörður, and have the rest of the day to explore this cultural centre, or else head out further into the Westfjords. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in this stunning region by kayak. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
2hours
Available:
Sep. - Oct.
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Kayak Adventure on Heinabergslon Glacier Lagoon

Experience the ultimate trip exploring Vatnajökull National Park with this thrilling tour. You'll go kayaking on one of Iceland’s tranquil lagoons, Heinabergslón, before embarking on an introductory glacier walk. This is a fantastic tour opportunity for repeat visitors to the national park, as well as all those looking to add elements of adventure and adrenaline to their holiday whilst on the South Coast. Sitting back in your own kayak, you will be privy to stunning panoramas of the Vatnajökull National Park, as well as see the Heinabergslón lagoon’s iconic ice sheets like never before. Kayaking makes for a far more peaceful method of discovering Iceland’s glaciers lagoons rather than, say, a speedy Zodiac boat tour, allowing you plenty of opportunities to chill as you take in the wondrous sights around you.  This tour is particularly suited to newcomers to Kayaking, given the fact that you will be riding in a sit-on-top kayak. These kayaks are far wider, and thus, more stable than the average kayak, making them easy and fun to handle. Throughout your tour experience in Vatnajökull National Park, you will be led by experienced, friendly and qualified guides who will be eager to share with you their knowledge on the area’s culture, geology and history.  Not only will you be kayaking on this adventure, you will also have the opportunity to partake in a little glacier hiking. Fear not if this is another new experience for you; your guide will be with you every step, providing all necessary equipment including helmets and crampons. Your guide will also teach you the fundamentals of ice-walking before taking to the glacier.  So what are you waiting for? Hurry now and you too can experience Heinabergslón glacial lagoon from your very own kayak, as well as try your hand at walking on the ice. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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South Coast, Glacier Kayak & DC-3 Plane Wreck

Kayak between the icebergs on Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon, before visiting some of South Iceland’s most well-known waterfalls as well as the infamous DC-3 plane wreck. This is the perfect day tour for those who want a more relaxed experience along Iceland’s South Coast, travelling in a small group by minibus. The day begins with a pick-up in Reykjavík. Once the group is gathered, you will be heading South to one of Iceland’s most visited and popular glaciers, Sólheimajökull.  Upon arrival at the glacier base camp, you’ll be introduced to your expert kayaking guide who will provide you with your dry suit and show you how to master the simple technique of manoeuvring your sit-on-top kayak.   Once ready, the group glides off into the lagoon and you will start exploring the recently formed lagoon. You'll be surrounded by the ever-changing icebergs and you can take in some of the most beautiful scenery South Iceland has to offer. After finding yourself back on dry land, you’ll be taken to visit the famous site of the DC-3 Plane Wreck on one of South Iceland’s black sand beaches, Sólheimasandur. You will leave the tour bus to join a shuttle bus which will drive you straight to the wreckage. You will have the opportunity to photograph and explore the plane wreck which has been there since it was abandoned after it crashed onto the beach back in November 1973. On the return leg of your journey along the South Coast, you will head towards one of Iceland’s picturesque waterfalls, Skógafoss, famous for its beauty and size, standing at 60 metres tall. The final stop of the day brings you to Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where it is sometimes possible for visitors to walk behind the cascading water to experience the true beauty of nature in Iceland. You will then return to Reykjavik with some unforgettable memories. Explore Iceland’s South Coast combined with an amazing kayaking adventure among glacier icebergs. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
11hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Kayaking Under Mt. Kirkjufell | Midnight Sun Adventure

Experience the very best of the Midnight Sun by partaking in a kayaking tour beneath Iceland’s most photographed mountain, Kirkjufell. This is a fantastic tour opportunity for travellers looking to maximise their time in Iceland, making the most of the nearly twenty-four-hour sunlight, as well as all those visitors choosing to spend an extended amount time on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Under the warm glow of the Midnight Sun, the area around Kirkjufell Mountain look particularly ethereal, made all the more perfect as you see the mountain’s image reflecting off the water’s still surface. Thankfully, kayaking is a remarkably peaceful activity, allowing you to maintain the area’s natural serenity during your 2 hours on the water. This tour begins at the kayaking base beside the shoreline. Here, you will be introduced to your friendly and experienced guide who will proceed to not just give a quick lesson on the basics of controlling your vessel, but will also hand out all of the necessary equipment. This includes a life jacket, drysuit, thermal undersuit, gloves, and shoes, as well as the kayak and paddle. Once on the water, you will be surrounded by a breadth of captivating natural scenery, including, of course, Mount Kirkjufell, most famous for its starring role as “the mountain like an arrowhead” in HBO’s award-winning TV series, Games of Thrones. As you head towards ‘Seal Skerry’, you will also see firsthand various species of birdlife, as well as some of the resident seals that call the area home. You will then continue around the base of Mount Kirkjufell, gaining various perspectives of this incredible feature. Upon returning to the shore, you are invited to warm up with a hot beverage on our deck. So don’t hesitate any longer! Hurry now and make sure to secure your spot under the Midnight Sun kayaking at the base of Iceland’s most photogenic mountain, Kirkjufell. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3hours
Available:
May. - Sep.
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Duration:
6days1hour
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All year
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Kayaking to Oshlid | Westfjords Day Tour

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.

Duration:
5hours
Available:
All year
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Go kayaking in Iceland and sail between tranquil fjords or on the azure waters of iceberg-filled glacier lagoons.
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Kayaking Tours

Go kayaking in Iceland and sail between tranquil fjords or on the azure waters of iceberg-filled glacier lagoons.
Book your trip now on Iceland's leading travel site.
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