Kayaking Under Mt. Kirkjufell - VA01

A mesmerizing kayaking tour under the majestic Mt. Kirkjufell

Fully licensed travel agency & tour operator

This amazing tour will take us to a serene fjord called Grundarfjordur, situated on Iceland’s famous Snæfellsnes Peninsula, where we will find spectacular scenery, wonderful wildlife, and Iceland’s most photographed mountain.

Duration: ~2 hours

Departure time: 09:00, 12:00, 15:00

Group maximum: 11 per trip

Available: May-Sep

Age limit: 12

Difficulty: Easy

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


  • 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!

9 900 per adult

Operated by a Trusted Partner

Tour Description

The aforementioned Mt. Kirkjufell rises like an emerald turret out of the stunning green landscape and is flanked by the fjord and a waterfall making for a truly spectacular scene. The kayaking part of the tour is considered to be easy, allowing everyone to experience this glorious part of Icelandic nature.

Tour Itinerary

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Amazing views on a nice winter day

The tour begins when we all meet together in the idyllic town of Grundarfjörður, where you will meet your expert guide, who will provide you with all the equipment that you need and give you a quick talk on the best paddling techniques. Then we will launch the kayaks and head out onto the fjord and enjoy some truly gorgeous natural scenery.

At the forefront of this incredible picture is the spectacular Kirkjufell Mountain that spirals up into the sky and is colored either white or emerald depending on the season. It will be especially recognizable to fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones series as it plays a starring role in the show: known as ‘Arrowhead Mountain’ it is located to the North of the wall and also appears in the scene where the white walkers are created. This along with the stunning waterfall which crashes over a cliff just beneath it has made it the most photographed mountain in all of Iceland, if not the world.

We will also see many other incredible things as we glide across the icy blue waters, including playful seals who swim close to the boats and the glorious birds that swoop overhead. Your friendly guide will tell you everything you need to know about the things that you are seeing, ensuring that you get the absolute most out of your time kayaking.

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Get close to the wildlife