Two Fjord Kayaking

Two Fjord Kayaking
Two Fjord Kayaking
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  • Duration8 hours
  • Group Size8 people max
  • Meeting LocationMávagarður C (grey building) close to the Eastern Harbour, Ísafjörður

Tour description

Two Fjord Kayaking


The Two Fjord Kayaking day tour is a fun day out! The bay of Ísafjörður is an excellent place to kayak. The serene beauty of the fjord system is well known by locals but unfamiliar to the outside world. The coast of Snæfjallaströnd gives you the feeling that you are close to the Arctic Circle with its snow-covered hills and the fifth largest glacier in Iceland just around the corner.

The Two Fjord Kayaking day tour is our longest, an adventure into an extraordinary region of Iceland. We travel the whole length of Seyðisfjörður fjord, around the Folafótur (e. Horse Leg) peninsula and into Hestfjörður fjord. Along the way, we often spot whales, seals, dolphins and a huge variety of seabirds. Paddle under the cliffs which guard the mountain of Hestur while listening carefully for distant barks of the Arctic Fox.
Enjoy your lunch on the Folafótur peninsula, which holds a rich history. Over 100 people lived here, and the ruins of their settlement are still visible today.

The journey begins at our base in Mávagarður C (grey building), where you meet your guide and gear up.
We then drive for around 45 minutes from Ísafjörður to reach the head of Seyðisfjörður fjord, where we have a short safety briefing and paddle lesson.

We begin kayaking under the imposing mountain Hestur, with its cliffs and unique shape. After a couple of hours, we land at the very point of the Folafótur peninsula, where we land on a beautiful sandy beach to see the unusual rock formations caused by erosion while enjoying our lunch. We will keep a good lookout for seals, whales and white-tailed eagles as this is where they are often seen.

Paddling along the coast of Hestfjörður is our next mission, and we land close to the main road, where our car will be waiting to take us back to Ísafjörður.

Meeting point: Our base at Mávagarður C (grey building) is close to the Eastern Harbour. 

Departure: 9:00 AM. Be there half an hour before departure time.

Guaranteed departures: We have guaranteed departures every Tuesday and Thursday.

Minimum age: 16 years.

Group size: We need a minimum of 2 participants to operate the tour. The maximum group size is 8, but most tours are between 2–6 people.

Trip Difficulty: Moderate.

Duration of trip: 8 hours.

Included: Transportation, kayaking gear and a professional guide.

What's Included

  • Guided tour
  • All kayaking gear
  • Transportation

What to bring

  • Warm clothes (woollen, avoid cotton which keeps you cold when wet)
  • Lunch for the day, one or two sandwiches and snacks
  • Sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Spare clothing in case you get wet

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

Exploring Ísafjörður in the Westfjords on a kayak is not something you do every day!