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About Tour

On this 3-hour midnight kayaking tour, you'll see a charming part of Snæfellsnes Peninsula and its main gem – Kirkjufell Mountain. Your starting point is Grundarfjörður town, where you'll paddle to see the mountain and its alluring scenery. Take your time to admire the beauty around you, listen to some exciting stories told by your guide, and return safely to the shore with a head full of memories and a camera filled with breathtaking pictures.

Highlights

  • Grundarfjörður
  • An amazing view of Kirkjufell Mountain
  • A unique kayaking tour

Included

  • An experienced local tour guide
  • All necessary equipment (life vests, dry suits, under-suit, shoes and gloves)
  • A full safety demonstration
  • Warm refreshments at the end of your tour

What to bring

  • Warm clothing to wear under the dry-suit that we provide
  • Change of clothing
  • Socks
  • Waterproof case for your camera or phone (We offer those for your cameras and/or smartphones upon request)

Tour Snapshot

Availability May - Aug
Duration ~3 hours 2 hours
Departs From Grundarfjörður
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 12 years
Ratio 1:12 Guide to client ratio
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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Itinerary

Grundarfjörður is a small but picturesque town located in Snæfellsnes Peninsula. It’s also the tour’s starting point where you’ll meet your guide and get to prepare for this unforgettable midnight kayaking experience. Once you hear all the instructions and are done with preparations, you’ll head out to the fjord. 

The main attraction of this tour is Kirkjufell Mountain, at 463 meters high. Also called “Church Mountain,” it “changes” it's color according to the season: it stands perfectly white in winter and emerald green during summer. Kirkjufell is a must-see place for the fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones series as it was presented as “Arrowhead Mountain.”

Already recognized as one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland, it looks even more stunning with Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall running over a cliff just underneath it, illuminated by the setting sun.  

Spend these 3 hours admiring the scenic landscape, and beautiful weather, hear exciting stories from your guide about the fjord and take some spectacular shots that remind you of this fun trip.

Meeting point: Grundarfjordur

Duration of the tour: 3 hours (120 minutes spent kayaking)

FAQ

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.

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.

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

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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