Our expedition around Iceland offers an in-depth exploration of this small island of geological extremes. Encounter unrivaled natural diversity, from volcanic landscapes to lava fields, ice sheets, gushing hot springs and cascading waterfalls. Our Expedition team will make every effort to maximize your experiences with all the extremes of this land, its incredible bird life, colorful hamlets, friendly and hearty people and serene bays perfect for kayaking.
Imagine gliding along the surface of a bay in the presence of icebergs and glaciers! Our sea-kayaking adventures are the best way to feel at one with the sea.
Taken in small groups of 10-16 people, multiple times per voyage, sea-kayaking adventures are only done during calm weather conditions. We require you to have some prior sea-kayaking experience, including the capability to do a wet exit.
More information about your Kayaking, including physical requirements and cost of each option is available by contacting Peregrine.
Possible Landings and Wildlife Sightings
THINGVELLIR NATIONAL PARK
Thingvellir is the National Park where the Althing, an open-air assembly representing the whole of Iceland, was established in 930 and continued to meet until 1798. The Park is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
HAUKADALUR, THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
Haukadalur is a name shared by three valleys that make up the Golden Circle. Here you can see much of Iceland’s beauty, including geysers and over 40 hot springs.
The Blue Lagoon is one of the most popular attractions visited in Iceland. The geothermal spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík and a must see for anyone visiting the island.
Heimay Island, also known as Vestmannaeyjar, is home to 4,500 people. Every summer eight million puffins also call Heimay Island home. Many millions of other birds migrate there for breeding and feeding.
Surtsey is a volcanic island off the southern coast of Iceland. The island is very new; having formed in the 1960’s and was named after Surtr, a fire jötunn or giant from Norse mythology.
The area around Eskifjörður is known for its geology, sitting in the shadow of what is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the area.
Seydisfjordur, is a small, friendly town with a thriving art scene. The area also boasts over 90 archaeological sites, some dating back 1,000 years.
Húsavík is an excellent example of the geological processes that have made Iceland famous. This area is the center of the whale-watching industry in Iceland, so we’ll be on the looking for whales as we pull away from this pretty town.
The abundant bird life of Grimsey Island far outnumbers the less than one hundred residents of this small village.