Two Fjords Discovery

Kayaking From Ísafjörður


The bay of Ísafjarðardjúp 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 Snæfjallaströnd 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 Folafótur (e. Horse Leg) a small peninsula between the sheltered fjords of Seyðisfjörður and Hestfjörður, 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 Seyðisfjörður. After a short introduction and safety briefing, we will prepare the kayaks and begin the kayaking portion of the trip in the 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, whales and white tailed eagles as this is a place where they are often seen. Paddling along the coast of Hestfjörður is our next mission and we make landfall close to the main road. Drive back to Ísafjörður.

Guests need to be in good physical shape or have some kayaking experience. Please bring extra clothing in case you get a little wet.

Season: 15/5 - 15/9 2018
Departure: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 09:00
Tour length: 8 hours including 40 minutes car ride each way
Included: Transportation, delicious home made lunch, Kayaking gear and professional guiding
Minumum age: 16 years. 
Minimum: 4
Maximum: 8
Price: 31.900 ISK per person

What to bring:

  • Spare clothes.

  • Warm clothes to wear while paddling. It is recommended you wear wool or fleece bottoms and tops underneath the waterproof kayaking clothing.

  • A cap.

  • Sunscreen / after sun cream.

  • Water bottle.

  • Don't forget your camera!

Disclaimer: All kayak trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. BOREA/West Tours does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.

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