Glide softly across a stunning fjord under Iceland's most iconic mountain. Experience the special atmosphere of the Arctic summer night when the sun never fully sets and but it sprays the fjord and mountain with various shades of pink, purple and orange. It is a profoundly beautiful scene that inspires awe and wonders in equal measure making this the kind of tour that everyone will adore.
Duration: 3 hours in total, 2 hours on sea
Departure time: 20:00 PM
Group maximum: 10
Available: 15. May to 15. August
Age limit: 12
Difficulty: easy to moderate
- Unique kayaking tour outside Grundarfjörður
- An amazing view of the iconic Kirkjufell mountain
- Get up close to the local wildlife, including curious seals
- Expert kayaking guide
- All necessary equipment: the kayak, life vests, dry suits, under-suit, shoes, and gloves
- A full safety demonstration
- Warm refreshments at the end of your tour
What to wear:
- You will wear your own clothes underneath the drysuit. We recommend wearing a fast drying, comfortable underwear
- Long sleeves, long johns, and socks preferably made of fine, fast drying fabric such as merino wool
Youth (12-16): 8 900
This incredible tour will take you kayaking on a stunning fjord in Snaefellsnes, which plays host to the iconic Kirkjufell Mountain: the most photographed mountain in the entire of Iceland. It takes place late evening during the Icelandic summer when the sun never fully sets. It sprays the fjord and mountain with various shades of pink, purple and orange. It is a profoundly beautiful scene that inspires awe and wonders in equal measure making this the kind of tour that everyone will adore.
Our adventure begins when we all meet in the charming town of Grundarfjordur, situated on the iconic Snæfellsnes Peninsula. There you will meet up with your guide, who will give you all the equipment that you need and demonstrate the best ways to operate the kayak. Then, once everyone is ready, we will head out onto the fjord, and begin our journey towards Kirkjufell, surrounded by sublime natural scenery and majestic wildlife, like playful seals.
Once we arrive at Kirkjufell (the Church Mountain), you are sure to be impressed by the way it spirals into the dusk sky. In summer it is covered in luscious green grass, so it rises like an emerald pyramid an effect that is made more profound by the setting sun that paints the nearby fjord various shades of orange, lilac, and pink.
Kirkjufell will be especially familiar to fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones series as it is the ‘Arrowhead Mountain’ that is situated to the North of the Wall and regularly appears in episodes of the show. This coupled with its ephemeral beauty has made it the most photographed mountain in Iceland, if not the world.
A stunning waterfall lies in its shadow greatly enhancing the already breathtaking picture.
We also make various other stops at other places along the way and there is nothing quite like gliding across the calm glacial waters of the fjord as the midnight sunsets.
Our daytime kayaking tours are magnificent but seeing this exquisite place under the midnight sun is something truly special and will unquestionably remain with you for the rest of your life. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime experience, we promise that you won’t regret booking with us!
The meeting point for this tour is the Vestur Adventures office, located in Grundarfjörður.