Sea Angling Tour from Reykjavik's Old Harbour

Sea angling will provide those who love fishing with many photo opportunities.
Faxaflói Bay is teeming with life, explaining why there are so many seabirds and whales.
Iceland is a breeding ground for many species of fish.
You can catch some mightily big specimens in Faxaflói Bay.
Sea Angling tours provide you with a serenity that most who love fishing eagerly seek.
You can keep the fish that you hook up in the vast majority of cases.
Based on 4 traveller reviews

Reel in your excitement and join this sea angling tour setting out from the Old Harbour in Iceland’s charming capital Reykjavík. No matter if you are a first-timer or an experienced angler, this fishing tour is fun for everyone and a fantastic addition to your Iceland adventure. 

Since the Old Harbour is conveniently located right in the centre of the capital, your tour begins on location, where you will meet up with your local and friendly guides at Ægisgarður pier. 

Then, you will board the vessel of your excursion, docked right in front of Reykjavík’s Whale Watching Centre. As you set out to the open seas, you will be taken to the best fishing grounds Faxaflói Bay has to offer and get briefed on the best inside-techniques of catching the multitude of fish that reside in these scenic waters. 

Onboard, you’ll be provided with all the fishing equipment needed, such as rod and bait, as well as a rain jacket to keep you dry from the ocean spray. Then, there is nothing left for you to do but cast your line and prove your fisherman skills to the rest of the group. 

The species most commonly caught in these waters are catfish, cod, haddock, mackerel and pollock. Of course, what you catch is yours to keep, meaning you might just get a gourmet meal out of the tour. You can make use of the barbeque onboard, free of charge, or bring your catch to a nearby seafood restaurant afterwards, where professional chefs prepare you a full meal for an additional fee. 

The scenery visible from the deck is also astounding, consisting of majestic mountains and idyllic islands, as well as a scenic coastal view of the city of Reykjavík. Breathe in the fresh ocean air and revitalise your spirits, as you try your luck in reeling your catch of the day. 

Don’t hesitate in booking this Reykjavík fishing tour now for a fun experience in Iceland’s open waters. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Aug.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Fishing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Reykjavík Harbour, Capital Region
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.
  • Fishing equipment

  • Rain jacket

  • What you catch is yours

  • Onboard barbecued catch (a taste)

  • Excellent guidance

  • Pick up/drop off

What to bring:
  • Hat and cloves

Good to know:

Dress warmly and don't be shy to also put on the warm overalls provided. In the unlikely event that you don’t catch any fish, you are offered a complimentary tour.


Average rating 5 / Number of reviews 4

No previous experience needed! The crew will help you set up the fishing gear and teach you all the tricks. Caught a big Cod which they BBQ'd onboard and fillet it for me so I could take the rest home. Highly recommend!

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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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