Overview

This is a very scenic and easy kayaking tour, paddling under the magnificent mountains around Isafjordur.

Highlights

  • Sea kayaking
  • Seals
  • Birdwatching
  • Icelandic Fjord

Kayaking along fjords with snow-covered slopes really gives you the feeling that you are close to the Arctic Circle, and the fifth largest glacier in Iceland is just around the corner.

Availability Apr- Oct
Duration ~ 2.5 / 8 hours
Departs From Ísafjordur
Difficulty Easy
Group maximum 8 people
Minimum age 12-14
Group minimum 2 people
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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What's included

Included

  • Kayaking gear
  • Guide

What to bring

  • Warm clothes that are ok to get a little wet

Not Included

  • Pick up

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Itinerary

Introduction

This trip is perfect for those looking for an exciting introduction to the great sport of sea kayaking. And it's available all year.

Isafjordur has earned its reputation as the sea kayaking center of Iceland. The reason is the endless possibilities for kayaking in the fjords and bays that are close by but still so remote.

Paddling under the magnificent mountains towering over the town around Isafjordur, the traveler experiences the closeness of nature and the beauty of the landscape from an exciting angle and in a safe environment.

We begin with a short lesson in paddling and put the boats out behind the Maritime Museum and paddle a circle inside the fjord while keeping a sharp lookout for various bird species and seals.

Enjoy your kayaking tour in the clear waters of Isafjordur!

Meeting point: Mávagarður C, Ísafjörður (Borea Base Camp).
Click here for a map of the meeting location.

view of Isafjordur in Iceland

With a population of about 2,600 Isafjordur is the largest town in the peninsula of the Westfjords. Fishing has been the town's main industry, and it has one of the largest fisheries in the country. 

Despite its size, small population, and historical isolation from the rest of Iceland, Isafjordur has a rather urban atmosphere. 

Kayaking near Isafjordur in Iceland

All kayak trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. The tour operator does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk. 

Minimum age for this tour is 12 years old. 

FAQ

Still got questions about the tour? Hopefully you will find the answer here.

Warm outdoor clothing is well recommended, for example, a fleece or wool sweater and pants. It is also a good idea to bring a change of clothing and swimwear.

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

All of our kayaking tours are listed at a level easy or moderate so most people should be able to do the tour. Just bear in mind that the activity is an outdoor nature activity so some physical strength is needed.

Top of the line plastic sea kayaks is used on all of our kayaking tours.

Our kayaks are very stable and easy to use.

Of course, they can tip over, although they are very stable and it happens rarley. If they tip over the guide has the necessary equipment and ability to quickly tip them over again.

Do not worry if your kayak tip over as all participants get life jackets and neoprene suits so they will stay warm even if they fall in.

Yes, all of our kayaking tours are operated by experienced and certified professional 4-star BCU sea kayak guides.

We recommend a waterproof camera when going on a kayaking tour. However, we do not recommend you to take too much with you on the kayaking tour as there is really no need for it.

You don’t need to be able ‘’swim’’ while kayaking, although we recommend that you can. People that can’t swim tend to panic when they are in the water. You must be comfortable with floating in the water. 

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