Wild Camp Kayaking



Ísafjarðardjúp bay is truly a special place in many ways. The bay offers the chance not only to see, but to paddle amongst the diverse wildlife that calls Iceland its home. Millions of sea birds such as Puffins, Eider Ducks, Guillemots and Oyestercatchers flock to these shores to breed, as well as the opportunistic Eagles and Falcons which are looking for prey. Whales, dolphins and seals are often seen in the bay, and the serenity of the kayak is by far the best way to seamlessly immerse yourself into the environment.

Our guides will keep you entertained with many facts, stories and pieces of local gossip.

This trip is suitable for beginner kayakers. If you are in good physical shape and have a thirst for adventure, then you will do very well on this trip.

2-4 people

Difficult: Moderate
Total distance: 45 kms

This itinerary is a guide only and is subject to change depending on the weather, sea conditions and the ability of the group.

Day 1

We meet at our base in Mávagarður C (grey building) at 1pm for a briefing, where we will answer any questions and make final preparations. At 3pm we begin the scenic 45 minute drive to the head of Seyðisfjörður fjord. After packing our kayaks and a short safety briefing we begin kayaking under the imposing mountain Hestur with its steep cliffs and unique shape. After a couple of hours, we land at the very point of Folafótur peninsula, set up camp and have dinner while enjoying the panoramic views across the bay to the snowy mountains of the Snæfjallaströnd coastline.

Distance: 9 km

Day 2

We enjoy a hearty breakfast and then we’re off! Today we explore the stunning island of Vigur and the rocky peninsula of Hvítanes. Drawing near Vigur, where thousands of nesting seabirds reside, offers a breathtaking sight. Our guide enhances this experience by sharing fascinating details about life on the island. We then head south towards Hvítanes. A colony of curious harbour seals are often seen ‘hauling out’ on the rocks. This is a method seals use to regulate body temperature by bathing on the rocks, but also affords us a good look at them out of the water! Then back to camp for dinner and sunset views.

Distance: 18 km

Day 3

After breakfast and breaking camp, we pack our kayaks and paddle back to Ísafjörður. Along the way we pass Kambsnes peninsula and can see the small village of Súðavík in the distance before crossing the fjord and following the coastline all the way back into the harbour in Ísafjörður. We arrive back in town at approximately 4pm, in time for the afternoon flight for those flying back to Reykjavík.

Distance: 18 km

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