Two Fjords Discovery
Sea Kayaking in Westfjords
Kayaktour from fjord to fjord
One this adventure our guests have the possibility of viewing whales, seals and lots of seabirds, hear the fox barks from the shore and look at the ruins from the time when 100 people lived in Folafótur for 100 year ago.
Meeting point. Our basecamp Bræðraborg café at Aðalstræti 22B in Ísafjörður. Be there hald an hour before departure
Departure: 9:00 AM
Minimum age: 16 years
Min: 2 pers.
Trip Difficulty: 4 (out of 5 possible)
Duration: 8 hours including 40 minutes car ride each way
Included: Transportation, delicious home made lunch, Kayaking gear and professional guiding
Disclaimer: All kayak trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. BOREA does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.
The bay of Ísafjarðardjúp offers excellent kayaking for both beginners and experienced kayakers. 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 cowered hills and the fifth largest glacier in Iceland just around the corner. The Folafótur (e. Horse Leg) a small peninsula between the sheltered fjords of Seyðisfjörður and Hestfjörður, is a beautiful place to paddle around in a long day, enjoying the marine wildlife and the coastline from a unique angle.
The tour starts with a 40 min car drive from Isafjordur to the head of Seyðisfjörður. After a short introduction and safety briefing, we will prepare the kayaks and begin the kayaking portion of the trip in the calm waters along the coast. At the end of the peninsula, we make a landing on the sandy beach to see the unusual rock formations caused by erosion as well as visiting the abandoned farm houses. We will keep a good look out for seals, whales and white tailed eagles as this is a place where they are often seen. Paddling along the coast of Hestfjörður is our next mission and we make landfall close to the main road. Drive back to Ísafjörður.
- Spare clothes.
- Warm clothes to wear while paddling. It is recommended you wear wool or fleece bottoms and tops underneath the waterproof kayaking clothing.
- A cap.
- Sunscreen / after sun cream.
- Water bottle.
- Don't forget your camera!
1. Is this trip for beginners?
Yes and no! If you're an active person and in good shape but with no kayaking experience, you should be able to do this trip. We recommend some kayaking experience on the sea (small lakes don't count!) since the sea can be choppy in some parts on this trip.
2. Is there a chance to see whales on this tour?
We often see smaller whales on this trip like minke whales. We have seen humpbacks few times. Though we can't guarantee it of course.
3. Is it possible to have a tandem boat?
Yes it's possible but we can't promise it until last minute or if you order it beforehand. We don't have a lot of tandem boats but we try to fulfil your needs.
4. You rate this tour 4 out of 5. What's so difficult about this trip?
It's mainly that it's a long paddle or 18 km. and it can be a struggle if we have some wind. On a nice sunny day, it's not so hard but good physival shape is recommended to enjoy this trip in full. Tandem boat would be a good idea if you are in doubt.
5. Is it okay to bring camera with my?
You can take your camera with you, but it is of course on your own risk. Have it in waterproof case or bag.