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.
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.
May 15th - September 30th
9 am - 3 pm
Meet on location
- 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.
Due to limited capacity and our small group policy this tour sells frequently we recommend that you book this tour well in advance.
We recommend that participants wear warm outdoor clothing, for example a fleece or wool sweater and pants, 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.
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).
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.
Price from 19.990 ISK per person.
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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!!