The serene beauty of the fjord system around the town of Isafjordur is well known by locals but unfamiliar to the outside world. Kayaking along fjords with snow-covered slopes really gives you the feeling that you are close to the Arctic Circle, and the fifth largest glacier in Iceland is just around the corner.
- Sea Kayaking Tour
- West Fjords
- Up and close with nature
- Wildlife all around
Note: There is a shuttle service from the domestic airport in Isafjordur (5 min) if you arrive with the morning flight.
Where: Bræðraborg Café in the center of Ísafjörður, Westfjords of Iceland. See a map to Bræðraborg Café below.
Included: Transfer, guide, delicious lunch and all kayaking equipment.
Bring with you: Recommended to wear wool or fleece bottoms and tops underneath the waterproof kayaking clothing. Bring spare trousers and a sweater just in case.
Minimum: 2 persons
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Two Fjords Discovery - Kayaking in the West Fjords
Sea Kayaking Tour
The bay of Isafjardardjup offers excellent kayaking for both beginners and experienced kayakers. The serene beauty of the fjord system is well known by locals but unfamiliar to the outside world.
The coast of Snaefjallaströnd really gives you the feeling that you are close to the Arctic Circle with its snow cowered hills and the fifth largest glacier in Iceland just around the corner. The Folafotur (e. Horse Leg) a small peninsula between the sheltered fjords of Seydisfjordur and Hestfjordur, is a beautiful place to paddle around in a long day, enjoying the marine wildlife and the coastline from a unique angle.
The tour starts with a 40 min car drive from Isafjordur to the head of Seydisfjordur. After a short introduction and safety briefing, we will prepare the kayaks and begin the kayaking portion of the trip inthe calm waters along the coast. At the end of the peninsula, we make a landing on the sandy beach to see the unusual rock formations caused by erosion as well as visiting the abandoned farm houses.
We will keep a good look out for seals and whales on the way as this is a place where they are often seen. Paddling along the coast of Hestfjordur is our next mission and we make landfall by the main road. Drive back to Isafjordur.
Isafjordur in the West Fjords
With a population of about 2,600 Isafjordur is the largest town in the peninsula of the Westfjords. Fishing has been the town's main industry, and it has one of the largest fisheries in the country.
Despite its size, small population, and historical isolation from the rest of Iceland, Isafjordur has a rather urban atmosphere.
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Disclaimer: All kayak trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. The tour operator does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.