2 Day Sea kayaking with Remote Island Camping

Summer 3 x per month 2 Days Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik MODERATE Min 14 years old

Tour description
€570 per person

This kayaking tour is a true adventure where you experience the wildlife and explore the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. The tour includes two days of sea kayaking in the Breiðafjörður Fjord,  camping on a remote island and barbecuing dinner at the beach.

Itinerary

Day 1

After we have picked you up from your accommodation in Reykjavik, we’ll drive to the beautiful town of Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, located about 2 hours from Reykjavik. Once the guide has gone over the equipment and safety rules with you than the adventure begins.

Once we are at the open sea, you can expect to see much wildlife, including puffins, eider ducks and white-tailed eagle. While paddling you may also be accompanied by curious seals and the occasional whale while overlooking the hundreds of islands Breiðafjörður has to offer. After about 6 km of paddling, we arrive at a remote island in the fjord, where we’ll set up camp and sleep for the night.

Overnight: Remote island of the west coast of Iceland (camping)

Day 2

In the morning we set out on the sea again after breakfast and continue our adventure. On the return journey we will follow the coastline back to the mainland. We should be back to shore at Stykkishólmur in the early afternoon.

After completing our kayaking tour we will take a sightseeing tour around Snæfellsnes Peninsula.  On this part of the tour you will enjoy views of mountain, glacier, waterfall, lava fields and an old traditional church.Our first stop is the famous Mountain Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall. Next, we’ll drive over the Snæfellsnes mountain range, which should give us a good view of Snæfellsjökull glacier on a clear day. Next, we’ll stop at Búðir, a small hamlet surrounded by Búðarhraun lava field, there we can also see an old traditional church. After our sightseeing circle, we’ll drive back to Reykjavik and we should be back in the early evening.

Drop off: Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik

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Tour highlights

  • Sea kayaking of the west coast
  • Camping on a remote island
  • Kirkjufell Mountain & waterfall
  • Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Arnarstapi Fishing Village
  • Possible glacier views
  • Birds & Sealife

Did you know?

In Jules Verne’s A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Arnarstapi fishing village is the last stop on the route the protagonists take before they climb Snæfellsjökull Glacier and enter the interior of the planet though a tunnel in the crater.

Included

  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik.
  • 4-star BCU certified sea kayaking guide
  • Specialized sea kayaking gear, including sea kayak, paddle, splash jacket.
  • All meals.
  • Tents, mattresses, sleeping bags.

Good to know

Pick up from hotels / guesthouses starts up to 30 minutes before scheduled departure time.

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

Please note that this kayaking tour is weather dependent so the operator reserves the right to cancel the tour with short notice.