Sea Angling on Faxafloi Bay | Fresh Gourmet Tour

Do you want to experience something truly Icelandic, this is your chance. We have a traditional Icelandic fishing boat which is called Saga, manned with an all Icelandic family as a crew. We'll go sailing on Icelandic fishing grounds, where we'll set to catching fish and eating it. You can hardly find something that is more Icelandic than that.

First, we stop by the island on Faxaflói Bay, where we can view the Puffins that nest there. Faxaflói Bay is the home of one of the largest puffin colonies in Iceland, so you'll be surrounded by the colourful birds. Afterwards, we'll head to the fishing grounds. Catching your first fish is an adventure by itself and on this tour, you can catch cod, haddock or rockfish among other fishes. When we have reeled in the catch we will head back to the harbour and get ready to taste the pan fried catch.

We don’t like to overcrowd Saga and only take a maximum of 14 passengers on this tour, which gives our customers the best seats, service and viewpoint. We provide binoculars, fishing gear and protective clothing but we recommend wearing appropriate clothing due to weather. The most important is of course to remember your camera and the good mood.

Saga is a charming old Icelandic fishing boat that was built from oak in 1970. Because our customers mean a lot to us Saga has been prepped with the latest safety equipment and carefully changed a little bit to make her more comfortable for our passengers.

The boat is located at the Old Harbour at the end of Hlésgata street. If you are coming from the city centre we are at the other side of the large shipyard (where the large ships are on land for repairing). You need to pass the Reykjavík Marina Hotel, and then the first street northbound is Hlésgata. Go to the end to the dock and there you will find us.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Fishing, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Lundey
Pickup information:
    Pickup price 2,000 ISK.
    • Fishing gear

    • Protective clothing

    • Lunch

    • Pick up and drop off

    What to bring:
    • Warm clothes

    • Camera and the good mood

    Good to know:

    It can get very cold out on the open water. Please bring hats and mittens and wear good shoes.

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