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Glide across the surface of lakes, fjords, and glacial lagoons while marvelling at your extraordinary surroundings and Iceland’s abundant wildlife. Explore our kayaking tours in Iceland below to see the best that our country has to offer.

Go kayaking in Iceland

With its lagoons and lakes, coasts and fjords, there’s so much to explore by kayak in Iceland. On an Iceland kayaking tour with Icelandia, you’ll get your waterproofs on, take to the water, and see the country from a perspective that few others enjoy. It’s a whole lot of fun too.

Aboard your kayak, experience the crumbling ice of glaciers up close or explore the shores of Iceland’s deep and complex fjords. Wherever you go, look out for Iceland’s wildlife. Seals are frequently seen in glacial lagoons, while whales, dolphins, and more can be witnessed at sea.

At Icelandia, we have many options for kayak tours available for anyone over the age of 12.

One of the most popular takes you to one of Iceland’s iconic glacier lagoons, such as Jökulsárlón or Sólheimajökull’s lagoon. These are lakes that form at the foot of glaciers, which are melting as global temperatures rise. All that meltwater creates enormous pools dotted with broken and drifting icebergs. Kayaking here is like exploring a different, achingly beautiful world.

Alternatively, take to the sea to witness the epic shapes and pristine waters of Iceland’s coastal fjords. For example, in the Westfjords region, Iceland’s most sparsely populated area, you can kayak on the gorgeous Ísafjörður. Here, birds will accompany you as you paddle—and you may be paid a visit by a dolphin, too!

On all our kayaking trips in Iceland, you’ll be accompanied by a trained, expert guide. So, don’t worry if you’ve never kayaked before—you’ll be given the chance to try out your technique before being led out to explore. And we’ll provide everything you need to stay safe and have an unforgettable experience.

Check out all our tours for more information and to book your trip.


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