Sea kayaking from Snaefellsnes Peninsula - AA13

Discover the colourful wildlife and uncountable islands on kayak from Stykkishólmur

Fully licensed travel agency & tour operator

On this stunning sea kayaking tour we take you to Breidafjordur bay, where you will see an incredible blue seascape and interact with some incredible wildlife. We sail out from Stykkisholmur village, on Snaefellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland. Meet us on location.

Duration: ~2 hours

Group maximum: 6 persons per guide

Available: Jun - Aug

Age limit: 14 years

Difficulty: Easy

Tour Highlights:
  • Sea kayaking
  • Breidafjordur bay
  • Puffins and other wildlife
  • An old historic shipreck
  • Sugandisey island
  • Stykkishólmur
  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula


Two departures every day (see booking engine). Please show up at least 15 minutes before departure.

Meeting location:

Austurgata 2 - Stykkishólmur Harbour.

GPS Coordinates: 65.076850, -22.724877


Certified sea kayaking guide, specialized sea kayaking equipment, splash jacket.

Bring with you:

Warm undergarments (fleece/wool sweater), no cotton, and a change of clothing.

9 900 per adult

Operated with a Trusted Partner

Tour Description

kayaking in icelandic ocean

Kayaking in Icelandic Ocean

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, rammed 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.

sailing in incredible nature

Sailing in incredible nature

We will begin at Stykkishólmur village’s harbour, 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!

Please remember:

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.

Please note: Sea kayaking tours on open water are dependent on weather conditions and wave forecast. Like all outdoor adventures we reserve the right to cancel or change your itinerary at any point with your safety in mind. This tour is suitable for beginners.

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