Overview

Want to escape the city buzz? Hop on a kayak for three days of exploration along the Ísafjarðardjúp Bay coastline in West Iceland!

Highlights

  • Icelandic Westfjords
  • Ísafjarðardjúp Bay
  • Seyðisfjörður Fjord
  • Folafótur & Hvítanes Peninsula
  • Snæfjallaströnd Coastline Views
  • Vigur Island
  • Icelandic Wildlife (incl. seals and puffins)
  • Kambsnes Peninsula
  • Súðavík Village Views

This 3-day kayak tour in Iceland is your chance to explore the country’s most remote wilderness. Join us for three days of coastal adventure as we explore the abundant wildlife, hidden gems, and rich history of Ísafjarðardjúp Bay. Kayaks are the best way to visit secluded spots in West Iceland. Paddle to natural attractions such as Vigur Island and Hvítanes Peninsula with an expert guide who will entertain you with local knowledge and stories.

Wind down at the end of the day with homemade dinner and tent accommodation surrounded by breathtaking nature. This is a truly one-of-a-kind experience along the Westfjords of Iceland!

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
Availability June-Aug
Duration 3 days
Departs From Ísafjörður
Level Moderate
Minimum age 18 years
Ratio 1:10
Accommodation Included
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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672 USD

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What's included

Included

  • Food and cookware
  • Tents
  • Car transport to and from Seyðisfjörður Fjord (Day 1&3)
  • All kayaking gear
  • Expert kayak guide

What to bring

  • Thermal base layers (two sets of tops)
  • Wool/fleece thermal mid-layer
  • Hiking pants (preferably not cotton)
  • Light, waterproof and breathable hiking pants & jacket
  • Wool/fleece hat
  • At least one pair of warm gloves
  • 2 to 3 pairs of thick wool/synthetic socks
  • Light hiking shoes for strolls in and around camp
  • Sleeping bag for at least 0°C (down is best)
  • Sleeping pad (a thin and inflatable one is ideal)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • 1 L water bottle
  • Personal medical kit
  • Personal medication (i.e. inhaler, EpiPen)
  • Two dry bags (we’ll also have a small selection of dry bags but it’s good to bring at least two for yourself)
  • Binoculars (optional, great to have for watching wildlife)
  • Camera

Not Included

  • Personal equipment and clothing (option to rent a dry suit, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad at an additional cost)
  • Food before departure to Seyðisfjörður on Day 1
  • Personal medical insurance
  • Travel to and from Ísafjarðardjúp

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Itinerary

Practical Information

It’s important to remember you’ll be carrying all your personal belongings with you on this tour. Our kayaks can hold many items when you pack efficiently. We’ll provide all paddling gear and clothing, tents, and cookware.

You have the option to rent a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and dry suit from us at an additional cost. Please add these as extras during the booking process.

Meet on Location: Please meet us at the “Borea Adventures” kayak meeting point at Mávagarður C (a grey building close to the Eastern harbor) in Isafjordur at 1 p.m. on the day of the tour. 

Accommodation: This tour includes tent accommodation at a remote campsite on the Folafótur Peninsula. We supply the tents but you must bring your own sleeping mattress and bag (or rent them from us upon booking).

Our sea kayaking Iceland adventure starts at 1 p.m at our meeting point in Ísafjörður, West Iceland. We’ll have a brief trip Q&A and make final preparations before our 45-minute drive to Seyðisfjörður Fjord. This is where the tour will officially begin.

Once we’ve packed our kayaks and received a safety briefing, we’ll start to paddle along Seyðisfjörður’s beautiful coastline. En route, note the unique natural features of Hestfjörður — a fjord punctured by the striking cliffs of Mt. Hestur.

As you paddle, keep your eyes peeled for the marine life of Isafjardardjup. Humpback whales, harbor porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins are known to visit these waters.

After a couple more hours of paddling, we’ll reach the shores of Folafótur Peninsula. This is where we’ll set up our base camp and tents for the night. 

Our day winds down as we eat a delicious meal made by our guide and enjoy the snowy mountain views of Snæfjallaströnd.

Distance: 5.6 miles (9 km)

Day Highlights
  • Seyðisfjörður Fjord
  • Hestfjörður
  • Mt. Hestur
  • Folafótur Peninsula
  • Snæfjallaströnd
  • Marine wildlife
Included
  • Transport to Seyðisfjörður Fjord
  • A delicious dinner
  • English speaking kayak guide
  • Camp set up and tent accommodation

We’ll enjoy a hearty breakfast to kick off the second day of our kayak tour in Iceland. Our day of coastal exploration will be centered around the abundant wildlife of Vigur Island and Hvítanes Peninsula.

Our first stop, Vigur Island, is where we’ll get rare insight into how Icelandic people live in harmony with nature. The remote island is home to thousands of breeding seabirds — including puffins — and a small but mighty population of around ten people.

After lunch, we’ll hop back into our kayaks and paddle south towards Hvítanes Peninsula. As we near the peninsula’s rocky shore, there’s a high chance we’ll be greeted by a colony of harbor seals lounging on the rocks.

We’ll make a short stop at Hvítanes to observe the seals before we head back to our campsite at Folafótur for the night.

Distance: 11 miles (18 km)

Day Highlights
  • Vigur Island
  • Hvítanes Peninsula
  • Marine wildlife
  • Historical insights
  • Folafótur Peninsula
Included
  • English speaking kayak guide
  • Tent accommodation at Folafótur Peninsula
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Our final day kayaking in Iceland will be spent slowly making our way back to Ísafjörður. We’ll glide by stunning coastal views of Kambsnes Peninsula and the small village of Súðavík as we hug the shoreline en route to Ísafjörður Harbor.

Our kayak trip in Iceland comes to a close once we reach the shores of Seyðisfjörður Fjord, unpack our kayaks, and drive back to the original meeting point in Ísafjörður.

We’ll arrive in Ísafjörður at approximately 4 p.m. The end of a wonderful sea kayaking trip in Iceland!

Distance: 11 miles (18 km)

Day Highlights
  • Seyðisfjörður Fjord
  • Folafótur Peninsula
  • Kambsnes Peninsula views
  • Súðavík Village views
  • Marine wildlife
  • Ísafjörður Harbor
Included
  • Transport back to Ísafjörður from Seyðisfjörður
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • English speaking kayak guide

FAQ

We recommend that participants wear warm outdoor clothing, for example, a fleece or wool sweater and pants. You should also bring a change of clothing and swimwear.

No prior kayaking experience is required for the tours as our professional guides will teach the technique on location.

Our kayaking tours are all listed at a level easy or moderate so most people should be able to do the tour. Just keep in mind that the activity is an outdoor nature activity so some physical strength is needed.

All our kayaking tours are operated by experienced and certified professional 4 star BCU sea kayak guides.

We use top of the line plastic sea kayaks.

Our kayaks are very stable and easy to use.

Yes, they can tip over, although they are very stable and it happens rarely. If they tip over the guide has the necessary equipment and ability to quickly tip them over again.

If the kayaks tip over participants don’t have to worry too much, all participants get life jackets and neoprene suits so they will stay warm even if they fall in.

Taking a waterproof camera is a great idea when going on a kayak tour. However, it is not recommended to take too much on this day tour as there is really no need for it.

Although you don’t need to “swim” while sea kayaking, we recommend that you can. People that can’t swim tend to panic when they are in the water. You have to be comfortable with floating in water.

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