Snaefellsnes Sea-angling and Birdwatching

Snaefellsnes Sea-angling and Birdwatching
There's nothing like catching your first fish during a sea-angling tour in Iceland.
Going sea-angling by the coasts of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is an authentic Icelandic experience.
When sea-angling and birdwatching in the waters of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, you might spot whales and dolphins.
Puffins are the reason many people make their way to Iceland, making them the country's most iconic species of bird.
Enthusiastic sea-anglers getting ready to board a traditional vessel on a sunny day at the Snæfellsnes peninsula.
Orcas spotted from the boat as the great Snæfellsjökull glacier looms in the background.

Come aboard a traditional oak schooner and embark on a voyage of Breiðafjörður Bay. Experience the pristine Icelandic nature and try your hand at sea-angling on this fun-filled fishing tour. This is the perfect tour for those who want to see Iceland’s rich wildlife and get a taste of the country. 

You will set sail from the town of Grundarfjörður and head out to the waters of Breiðafjörður Bay. This wide bay is encircled by mighty mountains, including the famous glacier Snæfellsjökull. Breiðafjörður has a breathtaking land and seascape consisting of small fjords and bays, shallow seas and around 3,000 islands, islets and skerries. 

You will head on out to one of those islands; the uninhabited and protected island of Melrakkaey, situated at the mouth of Grundarfjörður bay. The island is the home of several species of nesting birds, mainly eiders, shags, cormorants, glaucous gulls and puffins. While the island’s west side is flat, the north, east and south sides are comprised of jagged basalt rock columns.

Before you head back to land, you’ll get to have a go at sea-angling and feel the thrill of the chase as you reel in your dinner. The boats are well equipped with fishing rods, and your expert guide will show you the all best tricks to catch a big one. 

You will get to keep whatever you fish, and there are several things you can do with it. If you don’t want it, just throw it back in the ocean; otherwise, if you want to save it, you can take it back to your hotel. You can also head on out to the harbour café where the staff can prepare a nice dinner out of it, for the freshest meal of your life.

Don’t hesitate, book this tour and enjoy the great Icelandic nature. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Aug.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Fishing, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 4 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Grundarfjörður, Melrakkaey
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00.

Grundarfjörður harbour
Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
  • Fishing rods

  • Light refreshments

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Camera

Good to know:

Please note that this tour is dependent upon the weather, and thus the itinerary layout might be affected in extreme weather. Please be at the harbour 15 minutes before the registered departure.

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