On this magical tour, you will spend the day kayaking through the stunning Breiðafjöður bay in the West of Iceland. Breiðafjöður bay is an area of majestic natural beauty, crammed full of incredible wildlife such as seals, puffins, and maybe even whales! It is the perfect way to relax while gliding across vivid blue oceans surrounded by some truly remarkable wildlife. So don’t delay book yourself a spot kayaking at Breiðafjöður bay for an experience that will stay with you for a long time!
Your tour will start with a safety briefing from one of our certified experts: during that, they will make sure that you have all the correct equipment and that you know how to use it. We like to maintain small intimate groups, making it perfect for both beginners and experts alike. In fact, there is no need for prior experience as our friendly certified guides will help any novices to quickly find their feet.
We will begin at Stykkishólmur village’s harbor, now a famous landmark due to its starring role in the Hollywood film ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’. From Stykkishólmur, we will travel down the coastline: with majestic basalt cliffs to one side and the open ocean to the other, all the while dodging the beautiful islands which are dotted around the stunning blue seascape. Breiðafjöður bay is famed for its exquisite wildlife offerings and you are sure to see some of the most magnificent animals in the world. From massive whales to graceful seals and many more in between, Breiðafjöður bay is the perfect spot for nature lovers. The gifts available at Breiðafjöður bay don’t stop there and towards the end of our journey, we will see even more rocky islands and a charmingly cute lighthouse.
Breiðafjöður bay is easily accessible from Reykjavik (just 111.07 km) and will provide a wonderful contrast to the capital. So book our kayaking tour today and see a side of Iceland that will stay with you for the rest of your life!
The waters around Iceland are cold and we recommend that you dress up warm! Make sure you bring suitably insulated clothing and a change of clothes in case yours get wet.
Austurgata 2 - Stykkishólmur Harbour. GPS Coordinates: 65.076850, -22.724877
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.