Surfing tours

Surfing tours | Guide to Iceland

Surfing tours
Ride the North Atlantic waves off Iceland's volcanic coastline. Join a surfing tour for an experience that is as challenging as it is rewarding, and add an exhilarating and unique edge to your holiday on the cusp of the Arctic Circle.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to have previous experience to try surfing in Iceland?

Yes, if you intend to surf alone. If you are going on a guided tour, an instructor will keep you safe at all times.

Is surfing in Iceland safe?

Surfing in Iceland is as safe as anywhere else in the world, given that you are experienced, that you take care and that you respect and study the surroundings in which you intend to surf.

Where are the best spots for surfing in Iceland?

In general, the beaches on Reykjanes peninsula are considered to be Iceland’s best surfing spots.

When is the best surf in Iceland?

The optimal season to surf in Iceland is between October and March.

How cold is the water?

During high season, the water drops to freezing temperatures, making thick wet suits absolutely essential.

What equipment is used for surfing in Iceland?

Hooded wetsuits, gloves and footwear are all necessary to fight off the cold of the North-Atlantic.

Can I rent surfboards in Iceland?

Yes, you can rent all the necessary surfing equipment in Iceland.

Why is Iceland unique for surfing?

Because it’s cold, beautiful and unpredictable.

Can I surf under the northern lights?

Yes, if you are lucky, the northern lights might appear in the sky above you while you catch that perfect wave.

What kind of surf breaks can be expected?

Iceland does have some beginners beach breaks that are without rocks. The best surf locations have reef or point breaks.