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About tour

This popular kayaking tour is perfect for families and those who have little or no previous kayaking experience, thanks to the calm waters and beautiful scenery. It's a self-guided experience in a safe area, giving participants the opportunity to explore on their own.


  • A unique kayaking tour outside Grundarfjörður
  • An amazing view of Kirkjufell Mountain
  • Get up close to the local wildlife, including curious seals

Meet us in the picturesque village of Stokkseyri, located in the South West corner of Iceland and famed for its rustic wooden houses and stunning coastline. You will be provided with a kayak and necessary equipment, to explore the labyrinth of beautiful waterways that surround it. If you want to experience kayaking in a totally safe environment, then this is the ideal tour for you.

  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group
  • Expert guides
  • Personal Experience
Availability May-Oct
Duration ~2 hours
Departs From Stokkseyri
Minimum age 6 years
Difficulty Easy
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No


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What's included


  • An experienced local tour guide
  • All necessary equipment including 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
  • Good socks and sunglasses on sunny days
  • We offer dry cases for your cameras and/or smartphones upon request

Not Included

  • Pick up
  • Lunch

Contact us for more Information about this tour



people kayaking in a river near Stokkseyri

The tour departs from the picturesque village of Stokkseyri, a beautiful seashore village with powerful waves and wild birdlife. Stokkseyri lies on the South Coast of Iceland, at the edge of the vast Thjorsarhraun Lava Field, which is named after the river that you will be kayaking down. We will then provide you with all the equipment that you need, along with a few safety instructions. After that, you will be free to explore the incredible glacial waterways that are framed by truly spectacular scenery.

This tour is completely safe, making it ideal for families and those with little to no kayaking experience. It also provides visitors with total freedom, as it is unguided, allowing you to stop wherever you want and enjoy the spectacular scenery in your own way. There is nothing quite like kayaking on a calm glacial river: the water is calm, majestic birds swoop above and the feeling of gliding across the deep blue waters, is both peaceful and relaxing. If that is something that appeals to you, then don’t miss the chance to enjoy this unforgettable experience.


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.