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Skagafjrur offers many opportunities for kayaking, both on rivers and on the ocean.

Kayaking offers great fun for the whole family, a great chance to experience an amazing outdoor experience together while also having a great view over the amazing landscape that Skagafjrur has to offer both by the sea and on the rivers.

Tour operators

  • Bakkaflt - Sit on top kayaking

    Sit on top kayak trip down Svart-river is a an enjoyable ride in close proximity with Icelandic nature.

    Trip duration: 2,5 hours.

    Checkin at Bakkaflt where you will put in dry-pants, jacket and life-vest. You will then be driven 15 minutes upriver from Bakkaflt where you will receive instructions on paddling and river safety. The cruise down the river takes around 2 hours and features a beautiful scenary and fowl life.

    It's a good recreational activity for anyone at any skill level. Age limit is 12 years unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please specify when booking if you will be bringing individuals younger than 12 for the trip.

    At the end of the journey you can can go to the hot tubs or showers for free.

    Transportation fees included.

    Trips Every evening from 1. June until 30 of September at 20.00 pm

  • Viking Rafting - Guided Kayaking

    We offer custom day-trips and multi-day packages for experienced kayakers looking to explore new rivers, as well as equipment rental for those traveling light. Options vary from paddling our local rafting runs, to heading out on deep wilderness multi-day self-supports, and just about everything in between. Please contact us if you're a paddler on the hunt for some classic Icelandic whitewater!

Contact Us

Tel(+354) 455 6161

Short Distance Everywhere

Akureyri - Skagafjrur 118 km

Reykjavik - Skagafjrur 290 km

Egilsstair - Skagafjrur 383 km


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