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On the picturesque Snaefellsnes peninsula, you will find the charming little village of Stykkisholmur. It's located in Breidafjordur bay which is known for its uncountable islands and colorful wildlife making it the perfect location for sea kayaking. We start our sea kayaking tour from the harbour of Stykkisholmur and make our way along the beautiful coastline which provides you with views of stunning basalt columns cliffs and remote islands. But that's not all, the views might also include sights of puffins, seals and even occasional whales. This is the perfect way to spend a day in the Western parts of Iceland.


  • Breidafjordur Fjord
  • An Old Historic Shipreck
  • Puffins and Other Wildlife
  • Suandisey Island
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Breiðafjörður Bay


  • Certified Sea Kayaking Guide
  • Specialized Sea Kayaking Equipment
  • Splash Jacket

What to bring

  • Warm undergarments (fleece/wool sweater), no cotton, and a change of clothing.

Tour Snapshot

Availability Jun - Aug
Duration 2 hours
Departs From Stykkishólmur
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 14 years
Ratio 1:6 Guide to client ratio
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No


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Spend your day as a kayaker paddling the wonderland of Breiðafjöður bay in the West of Iceland. Your guide will start the tour by giving you all necessary gear and by going over all information needed, followed by a safety briefing and the basic technique of sea kayaking. The tour is operated in a small and personal group making it very beginner friendly. Actually, there is no need for prior kayaking experience due to the certified kayak guides’ excellent instructions.

We start off from Stykkishólmur village's harbor, now famous for being one of the beautiful locations in the Hollywood movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and paddle along the coastline with stunning basalt cliffs on one side and the open sea on the other.
You will be surrounded by unique Icelandic wildlife including seals, puffins and hopefully a friendly whale or two. Your moments at sea by Breiðufjörður bay are sure to be magical as we continue to make our way around remote islands, a charming little lighthouse, and a stunning nature setting.
Sea kayaking is a surprisingly great way to go sightseeing in Iceland, making your view extraordinary and different from the usual route. Although Stykkishólmur is only 111.07 km (69 miles) from Reykjavík it is sure to add a whole different perspective to your Icelandic experience.

Try something different, go sea kayaking in Iceland. Now that's a story to tell when you return home!

Meet on location: Austurgata 2 - Stykkishólmur Harbour

Departures: The tour is operated two times a day and participants need to show up 15 minutes before the tour at the harbor.

Remember to bring: Warm undergarments (fleece/wool sweater), no cotton, and a change of clothing.

Please note: This tour is suitable for beginners.


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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