Paddle gently through the calm waters of the Geldinganes, among flocks of seabirds and curious marine life.
This is one of our all-time classic day tours from Reykjavík. It offers sea kayaking on the beautiful Geldinganes in Reykjavík. Explore the incredible wildlife by paddling the neighbor shores of Reykjavik. Experience untouched nature at its best where you encounter wild bird life, occasional seals and everlasting peace and quiet.
May. - Sept.
Meet on location
Reykjavik / Geldinganes
Departs from Overwrite
- Tour highlights
- Small Group Experience
- Geldinganes Fjord
- Sea Kayaking
- Free Photos
- 4-star BCU Certified Sea Kayaking Guide
- Specialized Sea Kayaking Gear
- English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide
- All Required Safety Equipment
Sea Kayaking tours are very weather dependent, therefore by using more than one fantastic location, we can minimize cancellations due to the wind. Our kayaks are very stable and easy to use, all to give you the best experience as possible. The small groups make it possible to never have more than 6 kayakers for every guide. There is no need for prior kayaking experience due to the certified kayak guides’ excellent instruction.
We use top quality modern sea kayaks and have sizes to suit most. Our kayaks are regularly checked and serviced. We do not use sit on top kayaks.
Our guides will be taking photos of the group during the tour and they will be accessible to group members online free of charge. See photos from previous tours here
Meet on Location Information
Meet on location: If you prefer to meet us on location, please be at Kayakkúbburinn in Geldinganes at 10:00 am, see a map here.
Pick-up: Your full day tour starts with pick up from your selected pick up location in Reykjavik at 09:30 am. Please note, picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
Remember to bring: Warm undergarments (fleece/wool sweater), no cotton, and a change of clothing.
Due to limited capacity and our small group policy this tour sells frequently we recommend that you book this tour well in advance.
The tour is about 3 hours with approx. 2 hours in the water.
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.
There are a few different ways you can book our trips. First of all, you can book almost all our trips right here on our website. There is a booking window on each tour page and we do recommend that you book and pay for your trip there, preferably in good time as we keep our groups small and some tours tend to sell out.
If the trip you would like to book is not bookable online, you can call our office directly, the phone number is +354 562 7000. Another way is to send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form. What we need to have is your name, how many people are in your party, where you are staying, a way of contacting you either an e-mail or a phone number and what tour you are trying to book.
- You can pay through the internet, through our website. This is by far the easiest, safest and fastest way to reserve and pay for your adventure. If you choose this way then you will receive a voucher as a confirmation via e-mail which you will need to bring with you for your trip.
- You can pay via phone, the phone number is +354 562 7000.Please Note: However you pay, you will always get a voucher: REMEMBER TO PRINT IT OUT AND BRING IT ALONG OR MAKE SURE THAT YOU CAN SHOW IT ON YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICE!
A booking is confirmed when you receive a confirmation email. If you think you have made a booking and have not received an email confirmation, please send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form, and we will figure this out together.
We process all payments in Icelandic króna (ISK). Prices in your currency might vary slightly depending on the conversion rate set by your card issuer.
Arctic Adventures is not responsible for currency changes between different currencies.
Most of our tours have no minimum but there is a minimum of 2 people for a few of our trips. If you are interested in a trip that has a minimum of 2 persons and are travelling solo we can take down your information and contact you if more people book the trip.
We, unfortunately, don’t have a waiting list for our tours but feel free to check the availability sheet on our website as all updates will automatically be made to the sheet listed in each tour‘s description. We also offer a lot of different adventure tours around Iceland so chances are that we will have a similar version of the tour that you were originally looking for.
If we cancel a tour you have booked with us you will receive a 100% refund. The refund process is different depending on the way you booked the tour.
If you booked the tour on our website we will start the refund as soon as we know you will not be rescheduling and you will receive a separate email with the confirmation once the refund has been processed. It can then take a few days for the amount to show back up on your bank account once the refund has been processed and we, therefore, ask you to be patient.
If you booked the tour through a booking agent you will need to contact them to receive the refund. We will confirm with them that the tour was cancelled and the refund process will start on their end. Arctic Adventures only receives a payment when the tour has finished, this means that your payment is still with the booking agent and therefore, the refund will be processed by them.
If you pay with you card via email or phone you will need to contact us the same way again to be refunded.
We can not accommodate a person that has not reached the age limit on the tour. We put great value towards the safety of our customers and the minimum age policy falls under this. The minimum age requirement is decided by our operational managers and is dependent on each activity and it‘s difficulty ratings and can, therefore, vary between tours. We ask you to try to understand that this is based on safety procedures and we can therefore unfortunately not make any exceptions to this rule.
Arctic Adventures is a part of VAKINN which is the official quality and environmental system within Icelandic tourism. VAKINN provides validation of insurance, safety and regulatory requirements which supports increased quality and safety within the tourism industry.
Our website shows the correct number of available seats left so we can unfortunately not accommodate you and your group if the number of your group extends the number of available seats left. It is not possible to squeeze additional participants onto the departure as we have really strict policy measures as to how many participants are assigned to each guide on our tour departures. This is of course done with our customers safety in mind, so we do hope that you understand.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club for all countries.
In addition, we offer various local payment methods in many other countries such as UnionPay and JCB (Japan Credit Bureau).
As with any and all world travel, we strongly recommend having travel insurances that can provide cover if you need to cancel your travel reservation with short notice. We also recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland.
Vehicles are equipped for both summer and winter driving conditions, and drivers are very experienced driving in difficult conditions.
Before starting any of the activities, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their activity. The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.
Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start. Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.
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"Kayak trip of a lifetime."
Our guides led us on an incredible paddle on Whale Fjord with flocks of puffins landing in front of our boats and breathtaking scenery. They were not only extremely knowledgeable about kayaking but also the geology, history, and wildlife of the area. This trip was the highlight of an amazing week in Iceland and their expertise made the experience well worth the cost. My wife and I are moderately experienced kayakers and felt that their equipment and safety precautions were first rate. We were their only guests for the day and they picked us up at our hotel in a comfortable van.
"Kayaking with Puffins"
Had a super time kayaking with Arctic Adventures. We did the sea kayaking fjord tour and opted to be picked up at our hotel. Pickup was on time and we enjoyed chatting with the 2 guides on our trips to and from the launch site north of the city. Great instruction was provided and the equipment was excellent. We took one break mid way through our trip. After the break we kayaked to an island that had loads of puffins on and around it. So much fun!!
“Overall experience was just what we wanted!”
We had a great time! My husband and I like to kayak in our free time but are self taught. The guides were really helpful and gave us lots of tips. We really love this trip! The overall experience was just what we wanted, the views were spectacular and the guides were super accommodating. We’d definitely recommend this trip