Two Fjord Kayaking

Starting from: Ísafjörður
Season: 15th May-15th Sep
Duration: 8-9 hours, of which 40 min transfer by car each way
Difficulty: Moderate - Suitable for intermediate to advanced sea kayakers
Minimum age: 16 years old
Min: 2 pax Max: 8 pax

The tiny Folafótur peninsula in the Ísafjarðardjúp bay, is only accessible by foot or boat, and provides a wonderfully isolated location for a tranquil kayaking experience. Whales, seals and birds are frequently spotted and there are fantastic views over the Ísafjarðardjúp bay, including the Drangajökull glacier.

The bay of Ísafjarðardjúp offers excellent kayaking. 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-covered hills and the fifth-largest glacier in Iceland just around the corner.

This is our longest day trip, an adventure into a truly special 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 steep cliffs which guard the mountain of Hestur, while listening carefully for distant barks of the Arctic Fox.
Enjoy your lunch on Folafótur peninsula which holds a rich history. Over a 100 people lived here and the ruins of their settlement remain visible.

Transportation, kayaking gear, professional guide and a delicious homemade lunch.

  • Warm woollen or fleece clothing including top, bottoms and socks. Please avoid cotton as it keeps you cold when wet and takes a very long time to dry.
  • Spare clothing in case you get wet!
  • Sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen, it can get sunny up here!
  • Water bottle.
  • Don’t forget your camera!