Kayaking Tours

Kayaking Tours in Iceland

Kayak tours are quite popular in Iceland. Kayaking is a different way to experience Icelandic nature. Usually Kayaking is done using so called sit on top boats that are very safe and stable.

Kayaking Tours Location

Kayaking can be done from many locations all around The Island. There are Kayak trips on rivers, lakes and along the coastline. You often have the chance to see seals, puffins and many other species of birds and marine life. One popular location is Stokkseyri about 45 minutes from Reykjavik. There you have the chance to see seals among other things. Kayaking on rivers is a different sport and often requires more experience.

Clothing and gear

Warm clothing is important like always in Iceland. However, most operators provide you with waterproof clothes, boots and gloves as well as all safety equipment.

What to bring

Warm clothes and spare clothes to change into if you get wet

Provided by operator

Safety equipment, waterproof clothes, boots and gloves.


Kayaking is usually not difficult but it requires rowing of course so upper body mobility is important as well as a sense of balance even though these boats are very stable.


Kayaking tours usually last 2 to 3 hours.

Age Limit

Usually around 12 to 14 years.


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