Sea Angling Gourmet | From Reykjavik

Catfish is one of the most common fish found in Iceland's seas.
Sea Angling in Iceland's summer sun.
These are just some of the species that can be caught on a sea angling tour in Iceland.
Your guides can help you prepare your catch on deck.
Those who love fishing will find Iceland has plenty of opportunities for them.
In between reeling up fish, you can admire the amazing Icelandic landscapes on a sea-angling tour.

Step right up for a day of fishing and fun from Reykjavík's Old Harbour. This tour combines a unique fishing experience with a gourmet meal of your catch and is recommended to anyone who wants a real taste of Iceland, as fresh as can be.

The Sea-Angling Gourmet tour commences at the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík. You'll meet your guide on board a small boat called Skrúður or Elding II, docked on a floating pier in front of the Whale Watching Centre. You'll join them, make your introductions, and when the group is ready, set sail into the best fishing grounds of Faxaflói Bay.

You'll get all the fishing equipment you need and a rain jacket to keep you dry while you try your hand at angling. If you are new to the activity, your guides will be more than happy to show you the ropes. Before long, you should feel your rod tugging, and be able to reel yourself your dinner.

While waiting for your bait to hook, you can admire the incredible surrounding scenery. Of course, you'll have marvellous views of Reykjavík,  but in clear weather, you can also see the fjord Hvalfjörður, the mountain Esjan, and two peninsulas, Reykjanes and Snæfellsnes.

It is not at all unheard of to see seals, dolphins, whales, porpoises and even basking sharks on this tour. Faxaflói also has a wealth of birdlife you can enjoy, including puffins in the summer.

After your angling excursion, the boat will return to Reykjavík's harbour, the staff will fillet the fish for you and show you to MAR restaurant. Here, chefs will prepare a delicious meal out of your catch in their unique way. Worry not if you don't catch anything, however; you'll still able to enjoy a nice meal with fresh ingredients.

Take this opportunity to catch your own dinner during an open water adventure in Iceland's capital. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Aug.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Boat Trip, Fishing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Esjan, Reykjavík Harbour, Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:45 12:15,

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
  • Excellent guidance

  • Rain jacket

  • Necessary fishing equipment

  • Meal of your catch at MAR restaurant

What to bring:
  • Sturdy footwear for walking/hiking (flat-soled shoes recommended)

  • Clothing that can get dirty

  • Clothing and outerwear suited to chilly or rainy weather

Good to know:

The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.

Although the usual success rate for our fishermen is very high, the unpredictability of nature means that we cannot guarantee that you will make a catch on your tour.

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Terms & Conditions:

GENERAL: These terms apply to purchases of service(s) from the web address, which is run by Elding Whale Watching. The terms identify on the one hand Elding’s rights and duties and on the other the service buyer’s rights and duties. All communication regarding reservation of services, changes and cancellations shall be in writing and may be sent using e-mail or fax, or through the postal service, if time permits.

ONLINE: Service buyers can book all Elding Whale Watching’s tours until 1 hour prior to the scheduled departure. When booking a tour online, a confirmation and booking number will be sent to the e-mail provided in the booking process stating departure time and date. Paying online entitles service buyers to a 5% discount. Upon receipt of full payment, a service voucher will be sent to the e-mail provided in the booking process stating departure time and date. It is the service buyer’s responsibility to safeguard the voucher and present it to the relevant service partner as payment for each service rendered.*Please make sure that you fill in correctly all the specific fields.

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CHANGE OF RESERVATION: If you need to make changes to your reservation we ask you to send us a notification as soon as possible, and not later than 12 hours before departure. Changes received less than 12 hours before departure may be subject to levy according to Elding Whale Watching’s current tariffs and the policy of our service partners.

CANCELLATION POLICY: For cancellations we ask you to send us a notification as soon as possible, and not later than 24 hours before departure in order to receive a full refund. In case of cancellation on our behalf we notify you with as much notice as possible using the contact details provided in the booking process and naturally refund the tour price.

VALIDITY OF PRICES: All rates quoted are based on current purchasing prices in Iceland. Elding Whale Watching reserves the right to increase prices already quoted or published in our price lists without notice in the event of currency fluctuation, government taxes, or any other cost increases that are outside our control. Any eventual changes in rates will not be made with less then 4 weeks’ notice before scheduled departure.

CHILDREN: Discounts for children are subject to the nature of the services and our service partners terms.

TOUR DEPARTURE: All our tours start from Reykjavík’s old harbour. The departure time is indicated on your confirmation/voucher. It is the service buyer’s responsibility to arrive at our tour office in time to check in and to board the boat.

LIABILITY: Elding Whale Watching reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables, change or cancel tour dates should the necessity arise, including irregularities due to adverse weather. The tours are run in wild nature and we can never guarantee sightings on a particular tour. In the unlikely event that no whales or dolphins are spotted during the tour we do not refund the tour price but offer a complimentary whale watching tour valid for two years. The estimated duration of tours are standard times and can change according to sea conditions. All activities are undertaken entirely at clients own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Elding Whale Watching guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All tours and outdoor activities carry inherent risks and Elding Whale Watching does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions or are caused by factors outside of human control (Force majeure). Elding Whale watching, it’s managers and staff accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage of passenger’s property on our boats. With the purchase of your trip you agree to these conditions, understand its implications and accept responsibility for your participation during your tour.

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Sea Angling Gourmet | From Reykjavik

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