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Sea Kayaking Day Tour - Fjord Serenity

Sea Kayaking Escape

Paddle gently through the calm waters of the “Whale Fjord”, among flocks of seabirds and curious marine life.

Paddle gently through the calm waters of the “Whale Fjord”, 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 Hvalfjörður fjord. Sea Kayaking tours are very weather dependent, therefore by using more than one fantastic location, we can minimize cancellations due to 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.

  • Availability

    May 15th - September 30th

  • Duration

    9 am - 3 pm

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    14 years

  • Ratio


  • Price from

    19.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Hvalfjörður fjord (Hvalfjordur fjord)
Sea kayaking
4-star BCU certified sea kayaking guide
Specialized sea kayaking gear

Pick up starts at 8:30 am from your Reykjavík pick up location and please note that it can take up to 30 minutes for us to arrive.
Meet on location: If you prefer to meet us on location, please be at Bjarteyjarsandur farm in Hvalfjörður at 10:00 am, see a map here.

The Hvalfjörður fjord (literal translation: Whalefjord) is a deep fjord, created by the ice age glaciers, with steep 1000 meter tabletop mountains reaching for the sky. Imagine kayaking in the North Atlantic ocean where the allied troops hid their submarines and battleships during WWII. Depending on weather condition, we might have to select another more suitable location. Although the alternative locations would be different, it’s still an exceptional choice for kayaking.

Remember to bring: Warm undergarments (fleece/wool sweater), no cotton, and a change of clothing.
The Fjord Serenity is included in the great value adventure holiday: 5 Day Action Summer Package.



Please note

Due to limited capacity and our small group policy this tour sells frequently we recommend that you book this tour well in advance.

What should I wear on the kayaking tours in Iceland?

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

How experienced do you have to be to do the kayaking tours?

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

How fit do you have to be to do the kayaking tours?

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.

Is there a guide with you on all of the Arctic Adventures kayaking tours?

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

What kind of kayaks do you use for the tours?

We use top of the line plastic sea kayaks.

Are the kayaks stable?

Our kayaks are very stable and easy to use.

Can the kayaks tip over?

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.

Can we take our belongings along on the kayaks for example a camera, are they permitted?

You can take things in the kayaks (e.g. waterproof camera would be a good idea). Not recommended to take too much in the day trip (as there is really no need for it).

I can’t swim, is that a problem when doing the kayaking tours?

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.

All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.

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