Hvalfjörður // SUP INTO THE FORGOTTEN FJORD
SUP trip into the forgotten fjord Hvalfjörður (Whale-Fjord), one of the longest and most beautiful fjord in Iceland. Famous for his war and whaling history and it´s also the home of Glymur, the second tallest waterfall in Iceland. The area where we SUP is especially quiet and tranquil with few people around.
Join the adventure and explore the best of Iceland in amazing landscape on a stand up paddle board. That´s where you see things differently. No experience with stand up paddle / SUP ? No worries, we customize the tours around our customers and our professional trained guides will teach you everything you need to know and learn. That´s the best with SUP, everybody can do it. And believe us, you can!
About the location :
Hvalfjörður is located only 60 minutes from Reykjavik and is with no doubt, one of longest fjords in Iceland, 30km long and 84m deep. When we chose locations for our SUP – Stand Up Paddle tours in the beginning, we said OK…Hvalfjörður needs to be one of our main locations and that’s not only because of it’s beauty, waterfalls and history. When you take that turn on road nr.47 into the fjord from road nr.1, you will feel how everything changes. Both the landscape with less traffic and how everything around you becomes so peaceful with few people around and only sheep, cows and horses running around out in the nature.
One of the reasons why we call it “The forgotten fjord” is because most of the people who are driving west or north on the road nr.1 from Reykjavik will drive into The Hvalfjörður Tunnel, which is 5,770m long, of which 3,750m are beneath the seabed. The tunnel was formally opened on 11 July, 1998 and before that everybody traveling west or north from Reykjavik had to drive through the longest fjord in Iceland.