Combine our half day Calm Water Kayaking and Around the Walls Mountain Biking Trip to create an exciting full day of activities.
The shores of the fjord are a great place to see wildlife. Expect to see Arctic Terns, Eider Ducks, Cormorants and Black Guillemots as well as the curious seal colony which lives at the end of the fjord.
Enjoy paddling along this easy route under the towering mountains which surround the fjord, and see our wonderful town from a unique perspective.
You will take a break for lunch before donning your helmets and hitting the trail. You will ride along the mountain sides on easy trails and through the rare Icelandic ‘forest’.
The views across the water are stunning and on a clear day you should be able to see across the ocean to the snowy mountains of the Snæfjallaströnd coastline.
This tour very beginner friendly and is suitable for families. Your experienced guides will be there to help you every step of the way. The mountain bike trail is easy to ‘mix and match’ meaning we can include or avoid certain sections depending on ability.
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.
- Sturdy shoes, no flip flops!
- Sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen, it can get sunny up here!
- Water bottle.
- Don’t forget your camera!
The journey begins at our base in Mávagarður C (grey building), where you meet your guide and gear up. We then walk down to the shore behind the old houses in Neðstikaupstaður, where we have a short safety briefing and paddling lesson.
And then we’re off! We explore the fjord keeping a good lookout for various bird species and seals. We spend approximately 2 hours on the water before heading back to our base in Mávagarður C.
After lunch we start biking up the main street of the town, Aðalstræti. We bike up towards the mountains and the first slope that leads us to the avalanche barrier. We sneak behind the towering walls and bike along the backside, popping back out to continue along the base of the mountain.
We continue along flowing single track towards the forest in Tungudalur where we find the marvelous Buná river and waterfall. For a great view over the fjord, we bike across the valley towards the final avalanche barrier. The short and slightly steep climb up the barrier is well worth the view. From here on it´s easy ride back into town.x and match’ meaning we can include or avoid certain sections depending on ability.
Meeting point: Our base at Mávagarður C (grey building) close to the Eastern Harbour
Departure: 9:30 AM. Please be at the meeting point half an hour before departure time
Guaranteed departures: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 1st April - 30th September
Minimum age: 12 years
Group size: Minimum number of 2 participants to operate the tour. Maximum group size is 8, but most of the tours are between 2–6 people.
Trip Difficulty: Easy / Moderate
Duration of trip: 7 hours
Included: All kayaking gear, mountain bike, helmet and professional guide