Go fishing off of Reykjavík's Old Harbour, and catch yourself some dinner, by renting a rod. This adventure is perfect for those looking to have a classic fishing experience in the capital of Iceland.
Renting a rod and fishing from Reykjavík's shores could not be easier. The office is at the city's Old Harbour, near the famous Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre. Many visitors to Iceland will visit this site as it is where whale-watching and puffin-watching tours depart from. It is also within an easy five-minute walk from the downtown area.
You can rent a rod for an hour at a time for a very humble price, which you can share with your group or have for yourself. You simply have to walk a hundred metres or so to the end of the pier, where you can cast off your line and try your luck.
As you wait for your catch to take the bite, you can admire the surrounding scenery. From your vantage point, you will have beautiful views over the capital city, being able to see wonderful landmarks such as Hallgrímskirkja church, which dominates the skyline.
In terms of natural sites, you will be able to look across Faxaflói Bay and see Mount Esjan. In clear weather, you should also be able to see the Reykjanes Peninsula, with its many volcanoes, and in excellent weather, you could even see the distant Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
In terms of what fish you might catch, the most frequent are cod, catfish and wolffish. You are welcome to release them back, take them home to cook yourself, or else take them to one of the nearby seafood restaurants, where, for a price, a chef will prepare it for you.
Enjoy the city of Reykjavík in a serene way by renting a rod and fishing off the Old Harbour. Check availability by choosing a date.
Lots of types of fish can be caught in the ocean such as the atlantic cod, wolffish, halibut and many more.