Iceland is blessed with some of the most diverse and beautiful waterscapes in the world. From peaceful fjords to rushing glacial rivers and everything in between, you name it, Iceland has it! Glide underneath Kirkjufell Mountain with the Northern Lights dancing above your head, explore tranquil fjords or weave in and out of the sparkling icebergs in Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Whichever you choose – we guarantee spectacular natural scenery and plenty of paddling fun!
Kajaktouren in der Reykjavik Region.
Kajaktouren in Südisland, inklusive Stokkseyri, Solheimajokull, Jökulsarlon und anderen Gletscherlagunen.
Kayaking tours in West Iceland, including the Westfjords and Snaefellsnes. Join us on kayaking tours from Stykkisholmur and Isafjordur.
Kayaking is a water-based activity that takes place in a narrow, pointed boat called a kayak. The kayaker’s lower body is submerged inside the boat, while the upper body is exposed, allowing them to propel themselves through the water using a double-bladed paddle. The kayak’s small size and maneuverability make them ideal for exploring a wide range of different waterways.
Kayaking can be divided into two subcategories:
Flatwater - Flatwater kayaking takes place on calm waters with little to no current. It’s the easiest kind of kayaking and is often combined with another activity like sightseeing or fishing. Flatwater kayaking is not very physically demanding and can be done by people with no previous kayaking experience.
Whitewater - Whitewater kayaking takes place on moving waters with some kind of current. Typically, this would be a whitewater river, although it can be found in other places. It’s considered to be more dangerous than flatwater kayaking and is usually not combined with other activities. Previous kayaking experience is best depending on the difficulty rating of the whitewater rapids.
The kayak was created by the Inuit, who used them to navigate travel and hunt in the unfriendly conditions of Greenland and Northern Canada. They were made from wooden frames and covered in sealskin to make them waterproof. They were adopted by European colonists in the middle of the 18th century and became an official Olympic sport in 1936.
Kayak technology varied from tribe to tribe and region to region, but they remained largely unchanged until the 1950s when fiberglass kayaks arrived on the market. The first plastic kayak was made in 1984. It proved to be a hardy, lightweight, and versatile boat that could be used for a multitude of different purposes. Since then their use has exploded and the kayak is now a favorite of water sports enthusiasts across the globe.
Iceland is home to countless different waterscapes just waiting to be explored. From glacier lagoons dotted with icebergs to peaceful fjords - you name it, you can find it in the land of fire and ice.
We offer several different kayaking tours across the whole island of Iceland – from kayaking under the dazzling colors of the Northern Lights to family-friendly tours in the southwest. Here are some of our most popular paddling adventures:
Kayaking on the Jökulsárlón & Glacier Hiking – Weave in and out of the sapphire blue icebergs on Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon and then take a refreshing walk on the surface of a glacier!
Fjord Serenity - Sea kayaking – Kayak in a peaceful fjord just outside Reykjavik and take in some stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Isafjordur Bike & Kayak Combo – Try out an Icelandic take on the biathlon! Kayak on a peaceful fjord during the morning and then explore the neighboring countryside on a mountain bike during the afternoon.
Easy Kayak Tour in Stokkseyri – An exciting family-friendly tour – and a perfect introduction to kayaking for the younger members of the clan – amidst beautiful scenery in southwestern Iceland.