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Kayaking with Seals

Sea kayaking tour in Hvalfjordur fjord

Sea kayaking tour in Hvalfjordur fjord where you can paddle around the habitat of seals. Explore the rich birdlife, seals, and the nature of Hvalfjordur from your kayak!

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This tour is a great way to experience the Icelandic nature from a different point of view. Paddle on a kayak in Hvalfjordur (Whale-fjord) with a great chance of seeing seals. The landscape of Hvalfjordur is surrounded by majestic mountains and it is rich in birdlife, that you can enjoy from your kayak. After the kayaking tour, you can bath in a natural hot tub on the coast, the best way to finish this amusing tour!

  • Availability

    15th May - 15th Sept

  • Duration

    2 hours (1 hour kayaking)

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    No

  • Meet on location

    Yes

  • Min. Age

    14 years

  • Ratio

    1:6

  • Price from

    14.990 ISK

Tour highlights
Sea Kayaking
Hvalfjordur
Seals
Puffins
Natural Hot tub
Included
Certified sea kayaking guide
All sea kayaking gear

Sea kayaking tour in the Hvalfjordur fjord, where you paddle around the habitat of seals. Get the opportunity to view the seals up close from your boat. The surroundings in Hvalfjordur, consists of cliffs, reefs and small islands, a beautiful scenery for kayaking. Hvalfjordur is also rich with history, and is known for it’s part in WWII, where the allied troops hid their submarines and battleships during the war.

The tour starts in the afternoon at the Bjarteyjarsandur farm in Hvalfjörður, see a map here. After some kayaking in the sea, you will have the opportunity to bath in a natural hot tub on the coastline where you can watch the wildlife from a distance. Note that the hot tub has to be booked in advance as an extra in the booking process (1000 ISK).

All kayaking tours are suitable for beginners as our professional guides ensure a fun and safe environment. This tour includes 1 hour kayaking.

Pick up time: Please be ready at 14:30 AM at the farm Bjarteyjarsandur farm in Hvalfjordur, see map here.

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.

Disclaimer
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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