Fjord Discovery Kayaking

A day of Sea Kayaking in Önundarfjörður fjord

Discover the wonders of Önundarfjörður, Iceland, in a single day of kayaking adventure. Nestled in the scenic region and just a stone’s throw away from Ísafjörður, this journey combines serene beauty, wildlife encounters, and the joy of paddling through pristine waters.

Contents of this tour

Tour overview


This single-day sea kayaking adventure in Önundarfjörður offers an immersive journey through one of Iceland’s hidden treasures. Starting from the charming village of Ísafjörður, you’ll meet your expert guide and embark on a day filled with serene paddling between the fjord’s mesmerizing mountains. Explore hidden coves, discover secluded beaches, and keep an eye out for local wildlife, including seals and seabirds. A delightful shoreline lunch amidst the breathtaking scenery adds to the experience. Whether you’re skilled or a novice, sea kayaking in Önundarfjörður promises a day of wonder and magnificent paddling among seals and birds.

Please drop us an email if you’re interested!


Meeting point: Our our base at Mávagarður C (grey building) close to the Eastern Harbour. 

Departure: 9:00 AM. Be there half an hour before departure time.

Minimum age: 16 years.

Group size: We need a minimum number of 2 participants to operate the tour. Maximum group size is 8, but most of our tours are between 2–6 people.

Trip Difficulty: Moderate.

Duration of trip: 5 hours.

Included: Transportation, kayaking gear and professional guide.

Not included: Lunch for the day.



We have a few options for an exciting sea kayaking tour in this big fjord. The route we take all depends on the conditions and tides that day. See map here below with our favourite routes.

What to bring

  • Warm woollen or fleece clothing including top, bottoms and socks. Please avoid cotton as it keeps you cold when wet and takes a very long time to dry.
  • Spare clothing in case you get wet!
  • Sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen, it can get sunny up here!
  • Lunch for the day. One or two sandwiches and your favourite snacks.
  • Water bottle.
  • Don’t forget your camera!


Yes, however, as we all know, water and electronics don’t mix very well. We at Borea hold no responsibility over your personal electronics. That being said, we have very few accidents and you’re unlikely to drop or damage your items if you’re careful. We recommend using a waterproof case.
Our kayaks are very stable and capsizes are rare, therefore, you’re unlikely to get soaked. But it’s important to remember that we are kayaking and it’s normal to get caught by a few splashes. Our kayak gear will keep you somewhat protected but getting a little damp is normal.
We use plastic sea kayaks. We have both single and tandem kayaks available. We highly recommend using tandem kayaks for our trips as they are faster, more stable and a lot more social than the singles! Tandem kayaks are not only for beginners, in fact, experienced kayakers will know the benefit of tandem kayaks. However, if you are an experienced paddler, then of course the single kayaks are available.
This trip is suited to those with some experience. The longer distance requires good strength and technique which takes some practice. If you are a beginner we recommend Calm Water Kayaking.


My 3 friends and I signed up for a guided all day hiking trip in Hornstrandir Nature Preserve. Our two guides were excellent and as a biologist, I was especially happy that they were ok with taking the time to compare notes with me on the various plants we saw. My group especially enjoyed the communal dinner at a historic farmhouse at the end of the day, where we ate an excellent dinner of cod, potatoes and salad prepared by our guides. Breaking bread with folks from around the world and learning more about Iceland during our dinner talk was one of the highlights of our trip to this lovely country. Seeing arctic foxes, eider ducks, and humpback whales topped the day off. Would definitely recommend Borea and would love to do another trip with them someday.


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