Reach the beautiful Snæfellsnes Peninsula from the Westfjords by ferry with this direct, convenient, affordable boat tour. This trip should not be missed by those eager to visit as many sites in Iceland as possible in a unique and stress-free way.
This ferry service begins in the port of Brjánslækur in the Westfjords, which serves as somewhat of a gateway to this remote and beautiful region. The Westfjords is the oldest and one of the remotest parts of the country, with unbelievable nature that all guests with enough time should try to visit.
The ferry, called Baldur, has space for guests to park their cars and a wealth of services for their enjoyment. Free wifi is available throughout the vessel, there is a restaurant called Bára that offers hot and cold food and drinks, and the Children’s Corner will keep the young ones entertained while the adults enjoy a beverage or the views out on deck. There are even designated areas where you can bring your pets.
The ferry Baldur takes approximately two and a half hours to cross Breiðafjörður bay. This shaves an hour off of the car journey and enables you to focus on the wonderful surrounding nature, not just the road ahead. The panoramas here are beautiful, revealing incredible fjords to the north and the spectacular volcanoes of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to the south.
The bay is also littered with many islands, one of which is Flatey; a small, largely flat island with a history dating back almost a millennium. Once a cultural epicentre, it now just has five year-round residents, making it a true hidden gem of Iceland.
If you are taking the earlier boat in the summertime, you could opt to spend a few hours on the island to stretch your legs, enjoy the cafe or have a picnic in the fresh sea air before heading on to Stykkishólmur. Be sure to let a member of staff know of these plans as you board the boat.
As you sail across the bay, you can keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. Though whales and dolphins are rarely found in these waters, you may spot seals and a wealth of seabirds, including white-tailed eagles.
Once your ferry arrives in Stykkishólmur, you can drive off and begin to explore another of Iceland’s beautiful regions, Snæfellsnes. Be sure, however, to have a little look around the peninsula’s largest town first, to take in its folklore, history and culture.
Make your journey travelling around Iceland a little more unique and exciting, and give yourself a few hours away from the wheel, by booking this ferry transfer now. Check availability by choosing a date
Please note that the ferry will not leave the harbour in the rare case that weather conditions do not allow.