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Vestur Adventures

Come enjoy a truly unique kayaking experience in Grundarfjörður, Iceland. The home of Mt. Kirkjufell.

Jutting majestically out into the Atlantic Ocean, Kirkjufell is the stunning centerpiece of our guided kayak tours. You will experience unspoiled Icelandic nature up close while enjoying the local history and wildlife. There is also a very good chance of meeting a curious seal or two!

Have a look at the tours we have to offer and book your adventure!

Vestur Adventures

Sæból 14

GPS Points N64° 55' 35.587" W23° 15' 42.188"
Telephone

+354 8970153

Opening period All year

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Lárperla / Ocean Pearl
Apartments
  • Grundargata 78
  • 350 Grundarfjörður
  • 868-8316
Setberg Travel Service
Guesthouses
  • Setberg
  • 350 Grundarfjörður
  • 438-6817
Sæból / Ocean Lair
Apartments
  • Sæból 46
  • 350 Grundarfjörður
  • 868-8316
Nature
11.11 km
Northern Snaefellsnes

When visiting Snaefellsnes Peninsula, a round tour is a good idea because this 90 km long circle comprises a world of diversity. On the northern side you will find friendly towns and villages, spectacular mountains and waterfalls, galleries and museums and much more.

The Highlands
12.04 km
Búlandshofdi

Búlandshöfði falls steep into the sea. There you find strata from the first half of the ice age, hardened glacial rock and fossils of seashells. On top of the sea sediment with ice seashells and glacial till there is a clayey sedimentary layer with remnants of warm seashells that lava has flowed over during warm periods.

Nature
2.76 km
Kirkjufellsfoss

the most photographed waterfalls in Iceland. It is located near Grundarfjörður at the northern side of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in West Iceland.

Wild Life
7.58 km
Kolgrafarfjordur and Hraunsfjordur

Kolgrafarfjörður has a lot of wildlife. A large part of the black-backed gull population lives there with 38 other bird species. There are also killer whales, white-beaked dolphins and seals. Hraunsfjörður fjord come from it, long but narrow. At high tide, the flow is so great that the current resembles a rushing river

Nature
17.77 km
Berserkjahraun lava

Berserkjahraun is a 4000-year-old lava field situated on the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

It covers the western part of Helgafell, between Stykkishólmur and Grundarfjörður.

The name Berserkjahraun comes from one of the Icelandic Sagas, Eyrbyggja-Saga. According to the saga, a farmer brought two berserkers from Sweden to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. He later gave the berserkers to his brother, Víga-Styr, who lived on the other side of the lava field.

One of the Swedes fell in love with Víga-Styr's daughter and asked for her hand in marriage. Víga-Styr made a deal with the berserker, he could have his daughter's hand if the two Swedes could clear a path through the lava field, connecting Víga-Styr's farm to his brother's.

The feat was considered impossible but the berserkers managed to complete the path quite quickly. Instead of keeping his promise, Víga-Styr had the two Swedes killed and buried them near the path.

The lava field was created after four scoria craters erupted in short intervals around 4000 years ago. The lava ran from the mountain slopes of Bjarnarhafnarfjall and out to the sea at Hraunsfjörður and Hraunsvík.

West Iceland

Towns & Villages

The population centres in West Iceland are as varied as they are many. Ten places have over 50 residents and Akranes is the most densely populated with 6,500 inhabitants. 

All of the larger communities put ever-increasing emphasis on dynamic tourism where a wide selection of recreation and services are offered.   

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Map Hellissandur, Rif Grundarfjörður Stykkishólmur Búðardalur Dalir Arnarstapi Hellnar Snæfellsnes Bifröst Húsafell Reykholt Borgarfjörður Hvanneyri Borgarnes Hvalfjörður Akranes Ólafsvík Bjarteyjarsandur