Best time to visit Iceland

Fjord Kayaking

Secluded and calm waterways full of wildlife are an excellent location for paddlers

Fjord Kayaking in Iceland - Best Time
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The serene beauty of the fjord system on the Icelandic coast offers endless opportunities for fjord kayaking. Calm fjord areas are appropriate for paddlers of all levels, including those without previous experience. The variety of options minimizes the possibility of trip cancellation which could be frequent due to changeable weather.

Hvalfjörður Fjord or Whale Fjord is one of the favourite locations for kayakers in Iceland. Besides its natural serenity, it's known for excellent wildlife watching opportunities, particularly in summer when it teems with migratory birds. The fjord is already labelled a bird lover's paradise.

Another popular kayaking spot is West Fjords. It is suitable for kayakers with some paddling experience. Tours usually depart from Isafjordur. Imagine the beauty of kayaking along fjords with snow-covered slopes on the backdrop. Proximity to the glaciers gives you the feeling of being close to the Arctic Circle.

The fjord kayaking season runs from mid-May to the end of September. Tour companies offer packages with departure from Reykjavik or right on the spot all around the country.

Fjord Kayaking Map & Location