Stand Up paddle boarding is an exceptional way to experience one of Iceland’s longest fjord Hvalfjörður, translating to The Whale Fjord. Scraped out by a moving glacier during the last ice age, this fjord is incredibly deep and tranquil making it the perfect place to paddle your way across the ocean amongst the puffins, eagles and other birds living in the area and curious seals who swim around you.
The sprawling mountain ranges on either side of this deep fjord, created in Iceland’s volcanic past, will leave you in awe. The trip will begin with you being picked up in Reykjavík at a designated spot near your accommodation. You will have a dedicated professional SUP guide throughout the day who will teach you techniques and safety, as well as revealing the history and nature of the area on the way to the Fjord which is about 1 hour away from the city.
Upon arrival in Hvalfjörður you will be kitted out with all the necessary gear in either wetsuit or drysuit before getting introduced to the water. You will have your own SUP and paddle to explore the fjord. Your guide will be with you in the water at all times showing you some of the best spots to take in the view and keep you safe. No fitness level is needed as the trip will be suited to your level of SUP experience. You will have plenty of time in the water to soak in the majestic scenery. The water is incredibly clean, clear and often as smooth as glass. It’s a great spot to explore, paddle and swim in to experience what the Icelanders have been doing for years.
Operates: Every day
Duration: 5 – 7 hours (including drive to and from Reykjavik)
Pick-Up Time: 9 am
Number of people: Minimum 2 people, maximum 8 people
Minimum age: 16 years old
Level of difficulty: Moderate
Price: 16,900 ISK
Requirements: Ability to swim and feel comfortable in water. General physical fitness. Be aware that the wet or dry suits can be tight & constricting.
Minimum height: 145cm (4’9) tall, maximum height 200cm (6’7) tall
Minimum weight: 45kg (99 lbs), maximum weight 120kg (264 lbs)
Included with tour: Transportation to and from drop off point in Reykjavik, professional SUP Guide, SUP training and introduction Red Paddle Co. inflatable SUP board, paddle, and all safety gear needed. Wet suit or dry suit based on preference Gloves and shoes
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
• Swimwear (if using a wet suit)
• Warm clothing suitable to wear under a drysuit (if using a dry suit)
• Warm clothing for before and after the SUP tour
• Lunch, snacks and water
• Waterproof camera
• You can also rent a GoPro camera if desired
• Waterproof bag or casing if you intend to take any electronics onto the water
If you want to add a hiking trip up to the Glymur waterfall to this tour please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the trip to check availability. It may not always be possible.
The SUP tours with Adventure Vikings are 100% dependent on weather and sea conditions. In order to ensure your safety and comfort Adventure Vikings reserves the right to either change or cancel departures, even shortly before pick up if conditions become unsafe. If your trip is cancelled due to weather you can either reschedule (pending availability) or you will receive a full refund.
This tour is operated by our friends at Adventure Vikings.