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Lake and River Fishing in Iceland | Angling Tour
Grab your tackle with this exciting angling tour fishing the rivers and lakes of Iceland. This is the perfect opportunity for beginners to the sport, as well as those passionate and experienced anglers looking to bag a new catch! You will first be picked up from your accommodation in Iceland's capital city, Reykjavík, before being driven to a river or lake within an hour's drive. In the designated fishing spots, participants are allowed to partake in fishing with fly rods, bait fishing and spinning. Upon arriving at the river or lake, your experienced fishing guide will give you a rundown on the location, as well as provide some handy tips for catching your first fish. In Iceland's river systems, the most common type of catch is Brown Trout and Arctic Char; your guides will know the best spots and methods for catching these tricky species, so make sure to listen hard to the advice given. Your guide will also provide all of the necessary equipment, thus making your tour that much easier. It is permitted to bring fishing gear into the country if you are planning on partaking in lots of angling in Iceland, but the equipment must first be sanitised. This can be done at extra cost at Keflavík International Airport. When you're finally kitted out, it's time for the activity of the day; fishing! Fishermen from across the world over will tell you that half of the experience is the solitude and quietude of the surrounding nature; in that vein, there can be no better country on earth as Iceland. Whilst waiting for a bite, you can revel in the gorgeous surrounding countryside, the distant mountains and the lush hillsides. Don't miss out on your chance to reel in the catch of the day with this fabulous tour fishing the lakes and rivers of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Angling Tour on Breidafjordur Bay
Come and experience sea angling in Iceland with your own local guide. We offer exciting, quality boat tours from Stykkishólmur, which is located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Our boats are typical Icelandic fishing boats and therefore especially suitable for fishing, and general sightseeing on the wide Breiðarfjörður Bay. The fish we catch is usually cod or pollock, but there is also halibut, ocean perch, haddock and many more. The captain is an experienced local fisherman and knows all the right fishing spots so you can be sure to catch some fish. This tour is suitable for everyone, no age limit and no experience required. We have all the equipment you need for fishing. We got good quality fishing rods so you will feel like a real pro and we will teach you how to handle the rod, and assist you throughout the journey. During the tour there is a real good chance to see puffins and many other seabirds. You can also enjoy the beautiful view of the islands and mountains, and if you are lucky, you might see minke whales and dolphins that frequent the area. The fishing tour takes about 2 hours, the fishing spots are very close to town, so we don't have to spend much time in sailing. We only take a limited number of people on for each departure just so everyone can get the best possible service as possible. We put ambition in offering excellent personal service for everyone. After the tour the captain will fillet the fish for you so you can take the catch with you to cook if you have access to a kitchen. Some of the restaurants in town can take the fish and prepare it for you for a reasonable price, but it is necessary for you to check availability before. Our ticket office is in a small cabin at the harbour, it is good to be there about 15-20 min before. It is always better to bring warm clothes, weather can change quickly in Iceland especially on the ocean.
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Snaefellsnes Sea-angling and Birdwatching
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.
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Three Day North Iceland Tour to Hrisey Island
Join this three-day tour to witness many incredible locations in Iceland, including the little known Hrísey Island. This Super Jeep excursion is perfect for those who love adventure and sightseeing; seeking a personal, unique experience, with particular appeal to those who love fishing and whale watching. The tour begins in Reykjavík, where you are picked up in your Super Jeep, a modified and powerful vehicle that promises to let you travel over any terrain and keep your group size small. You will then drive to the North of Iceland, stopping at many awe-inspiring sites along the way, before taking the ferry to Hrísey Island where your dinner and accommodation awaits. On the boat journey over there, you have an excellent chance of seeing whales and dolphins in the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Many species of whale reside here, including Fin whales and White-beaked dolphins. On day two, you will explore the picturesque island further. Hrísey is naturally beautiful, culturally isolated, and little travelled, providing you with a unique and rewarding experience. In the afternoon, those who love fishing can take a sea angling tour, while those not interested can return to North Iceland to tour the amazing sites of Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss Waterfall. On your third day, you will return to Reykjavík via the Highlands, where you'll have an opportunity to bathe in the natural hot springs at Hveravellir. You also will have the opportunity to see two of Iceland's most famous sites, Gullfoss and Geysir, belonging to the famed Golden Circle sightseeing route. Book now to save your seat on this three-day tour of Iceland's major sites, to witness the village life on Hrísey Island and enjoy the bounties of the ocean. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Whale Watching & Sea Angling Tour
Come aboard the largest whale watching boat in Iceland for an unforgettable afternoon at sea! This fun-filled tour is for anyone who loves animals, is looking forward to experiencing more of Iceland’s natural world, or those who want to feel the wind in their face as you take off on a grand adventure. The tour is a combination tour that includes both a whale watching tour and a sea-angling tour. For both tours you can choose between our two whale watching boats: The Andrea, the larger vessel, has a large viewing deck with educational and interactive activities to share fascinating facts with you and your family about the creatures who visit our harbor area. The most common whales and marine animals sighted in Faxaflói bay are minke and humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. A full-service cafeteria is also ready to serve, allowing you to relax in comfort as you look out over the waves or scan the nearby cliffs for the distinctive orange beaks of the puffins. If you’re looking for something to give you more zip in your trip, the express tour offers a fast, fun and adventurous tour sailing on a fast cruising boat from Reykjavik harbour. We can assure your safety and comfort, both inside the cabin and out on deck, during your time at sea with us. This also means that we are able to get you to the whales in much less time, fitting this enjoyable experience into your busy schedule when visiting Iceland. The sea angling is suitable for all ages and is an important experience for Icelanders, as a majority of our food and wealth in the past derived from our ability to fish. The boats are well-equipped with fishing rods and waterproof jackets for those who want to try, and provide a fun afternoon for experienced fishermen or beginners who want to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with a fishing rod in their hand. Note that the whale watching and sea angling are two separate tours, and you don’t have to do both in one day. The boat will depart for a 3-hour whale watching tour, return to harbor for a break and then later head back to sea for a 3-hour sea angling tour. Don't miss fun for the whole family out in the bay! Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Angling from Husavik | Catch Your Own Meal
Catch yourself your own meal with this sea-angling tour from the northern town of Húsavík. This trip should not be missed by avid anglers who want to surround themselves with beautiful nature. This tour begins when you find your sea angling vessel at Húsavík Harbour. Here, you will put on some overalls, board, and set out into the beautiful Skjálfandi Bay. All equipment needed for you to hook yourself up your dinner will be provided for you. Skjálfandi bay is surrounded by beautiful mountains and cliffs and dotted with many islands. These are home to many species of bird, including puffins from May to August, which you will see circling overhead, diving in the water, or resting on its surface. It is better known, however, for its whale-life. Although you will not actively seek out the marine mammals that live here, Húsavík is the whale-watching capital of Europe. It is, therefore, more than possible that you will spot a resident Humpback Whale, or a pod of White-Beaked Dolphins, alongside over twenty more less common species. As soon as you reach your fishing spot, you’ll cast your line, and wait patiently, admiring the beautiful surroundings. This bay is full of life, so it will not be long before you hook up a fish; the tour has, in fact, a 100% catch guarantee, and if you do not catch anything you can join another trip for free. The main species found on sea-angling tours from Iceland are catfish, cod, haddock and mackerel. Your captain can fillet this for you at the end of the tour, so you can either take it home and cook it yourself or bring it to a local restaurant and let a talented chef do the hard work. Enjoy the beauty and bounties of Skjálfandi Bay on this sea-angling tour from Húsavík. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Angling Experience | From Reykjavík
Reel in your excitement and join this sea angling tour setting out from the heart of Iceland's charming capital. 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 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 Vesturbugt harbour, next to the VIKIN maritime museum at Grandagarður. Travel by a traditional oak boat into the magnificent bay of Faxaflói. As you set out to the open seas, you will be taken to the best fishing grounds the 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 protective clothing if needed. Then, there is nothing left for you to do but cast your line and hope the fish will bite! 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 great meal out of the tour. As an added bonus, the crew will panfry a taste of your catch on board, paired with some potatoes and homemade sauce! 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, and if your lucky, you may even get a chance to see some Puffins (May-August)! 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.
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Fishing in the Westfjords | Dine on Your Catch
Go fishing in the Westfjords, and finish up your day with a two-course meal at a fantastic local restaurant. This tour should not be missed by avid anglers looking to enjoy one of Iceland’s least visited regions. This tour begins in Bíldudalur; many visitors to this area will at least pass through here, as it is close to incredible attractions such as the Látrabjarg birdwatching cliffs and Dynjandi waterfall. Here, you will meet your guides, who have all your fishing gear waiting for you on the docked boat. As soon as your group has boarded, you’ll depart from the harbour into one of the glorious fjords in the region. The waters of the Westfjords are bountiful with fish, so you will only need to travel for fifteen minutes to reach your angling destination. Once there, you can cast off, and enjoy the amazing surrounding landscapes, of beautiful mountains and glistening ocean. You are also likely to see diverse wildlife, particularly regarding seabirds; many species nest in the surrounding cliffs, including puffins from May to September. Although there is no guarantee, you may also see some marine mammals. Seals frequent the waters, as do species such as Humpback Whales, Harbour Porpoises and White-Beaked Dolphins. There are many types of fish you may hook up, including cod and haddock. Fishing has been the lifeblood of this region for centuries, so you are almost certain to catch something, allowing for some excellent photo opportunities. To put the cherry on top of the day, the skipper will prepare for you a delicious meal aboard. Experience fishing in the Westfjords and enjoy a fresh meal by booking this tour now. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Westfjords Sea Angling | Boat & Fishing Tour
Join this fantastic sea angling tour off the coasts of the Westfjords and you too can experience the most authentic of all Icelandic experiences—fishing! This is the perfect experience for passionate anglers, and for those looking to appreciate the diverse landscapes of the Westfjords for an ocean-vantage point. All around Arnarfjörður in the Westfjords, you can find rich fishing grounds, perfect for the aspiring angler. Beginning at the village harbour in Bíldudalur, you will cruise out into the ocean for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, or until the captain has found the right spot. Typically, the sea angling tour sets off in the morning hours or in the evening. This is because these times boast the best conditions for fishing. There are a number of fish species abundant in the Icelandic waters. You will almost certainly have the opportunity to catch Atlantic Cod, Haddock and Trout, among other species. Whatever you hook will make a fine meal as the boat captain begins to make preparations for cooking the catch of the day. The tour is approximately 1-2 hours. Other departure times can, of course, be arranged and tailored to your requirements, though this must be organised in advance alongside your reservation. If you're not looking to partake in the fishing segment of the tour, you are always free to relax on the boat, soaking up the incredible landscapes of the southern side of the Westfjords. The boat in question is recently modified, very stable and equipped with rods and angles. If you have any question regarding fishing tips, the Westfjords or other fun activities in the area, your captain will be on hand the whole way. With that in mind, there should be no reason not to make a catch! Hurry now and you too can experience the joys of fishing off the picturesque Westfjords. Check the availability by choosing a date.
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Volcano Fishing in the Highlands | Guided Tour
Don't miss out on this hot fishing action with a fantastic Volcano Fishing tour in the great lakes of the south-east Icelandic Highlands. This is a fantastic tour opportunity for those guests looking to experience angling in Iceland combined with some incredible panoramic scenery. Your day will begin by being picked up from your accommodation in Iceland's capital, Reykjavík before you are driven down the scenic South Coast route toward the highlands. You will be fishing in the sublime Icelandic highlands, known for their kaleidoscopic hillsides, steaming hot pools and the fantastic hiking trails of Landmannalaugar ("The Pools of the People"). To begin with, however, you will be focusing on the fishing at Frostastaðavatn, a lake found just nearby to Hekla volcano. This lake is one of the best fishing areas in the highlands, surrounded by incredible views of pink glaciers, rumbling rivers and smooth mountain slopes. Even if you've never been fishing before, fear not, for your guide will be on hand every step of the way to help you with the process, as well as offering tips and providing all of the necessary fishing equipment. You will be fishing primarily for Brown Trout and Arctic Char, two of the most common fish species in Iceland. A variety of techniques may be required to ensure a catch, from patient waiting on the riverside to fully wading into the water. At the very end of your trip, you will conclude your experience with an unforgettable swim in one of the hot pools that makes Landmannalaugar so famous! When you have soaked to satisfaction, you will begin to make the return journey back to Reykjavík. So don't delay any longer! Hurry now and you too can try your hand at some volcanic fishing in the gorgeous Icelandic highlands. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Trout, Char and Salmon | River Fishing Day Tour
Take the bait and come Sea Trout fishing in Varmá River, on this fishing day tour from Reykjavík. If you’re a keen angler looking for the likes of Brown Trout, Arctic Char and Salmon, this excursion is your perfect bet. Your expedition begins as you’ll get picked up in Reykjavík City and transported to the South Iceland town Hveragerði in the morning. There, you’ll find all the fishing gear you’ll need for the day, which will be spent angling in the trout-infested Varmá River―a favourite amongst locals. When travelling to Iceland, you should know that fishing is the country’s oldest, most historical trade and that Icelanders take recreational fishing seriously, meaning regulations are plenty. That is where your local guide comes in handy, as well as your fishing permit for the day, both of which are included in this marvellous tour. The river Varmá is fly-only, usually fished with single-handed fly rods and a floating line. The fish most often caught here is the residential Brown Trout, and their average size is 1 kg, with the largest reaching 6-8 kg. Here is where your skills come to the test, so catch the biggest one and snap a photo to show the folks back home. Besides from a knot of trout, you can also expect to find Arctic Char, the quintessential freshwater fish of Iceland; and even Salmon migrating in the summer. Get ready to spend a tranquil day out by the river bank, enjoying one of the nation’s most popular leisure activities. The river Varmá is especially celebrated by the fly fishers of Iceland, serving as a favourite spot to show the younger generation the ropes. Since the river is so popular, to protect the fishing stocks of the area, all fishers are allowed one fish per rod a day to bring home, but you can catch and release to your heart’s content after that. Don’t hesitate to reel in this fantastic offer, and spend a day reconnecting with nature by going fishing in one of the best Sea Trout rivers in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
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The Golden Circle Value Tour | Fishing & Sightseeing
Join this fantastic tour combining the major highlights of the Golden Circle sightseeing route with a spot of angling in Iceland's lakes and rivers. This tour is perfect for fishing enthusiasts who are also looking to experience three of the country's biggest visitor attractions. Þingvellir National Park is your first stop of the day; it is the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Iceland due to its aesthetic beauty, geological makeup and cultural heritage. Here, you will observe the North American and Eurasian tectonic exposed from the earth, as well as the dried volcanic fields, covered with a blanket of Icelandic moss. This is the site where the world's first democratically parliament in 930 AD. From Þingvellir, you will head to lake Laugarvatn and River Holáa where you will try to catch Arctic Char and Brown Trout. Your experienced guide will provide you with all of the necessary equipment, as well as offer guidance on how best to go about catching your fish. Next up is Haukadalur Geothermal Valley, home to smoking fumaroles, cauldrons of bubbling mud and, of course, the major hot spring, Strokkur. Unlike its dormant cousin, Geysir, Stokkur will erupt every five minutes or so, putting on an amazing visual spectacle for the valley's visitors. Your final stop on the Golden Circle tour is the "Golden Falls", Gullfoss, a powerful feature that demonstrates the sheer ferocity of Iceland's water. The cascade drops 32 m over two rocky steps into a dramatic canyon, presenting amazing photographic opportunities. On your way back to Reykjavik, you will fish at one or two other areas if we have time and stop at a few other popular sights, depending on what time allows. One great thing about this tour is it allows you to customize the schedule so it meets your requirements. So don't delay any longer! Hurry now so you too can experience the highly popular Golden Circle sightseeing route with the added bonus of angling the country's waterways. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Angling Trip from Reykjavik Harbour
Reel in your travel experience in Iceland by embarking on a sea angling adventure from Reykjavík’s harbour. If you want to enjoy the spectacular views of Faxaflói Bay, armed with a fishing rod in your hand, this is the excursion for you. Your tour begins in Ægisgarður at the Old Harbour of Iceland’s capital, conveniently located right in the city centre. There, you will meet with your friendly, local guide, and prepare to set sail to the bay of Faxaflói, the primary source of nourishment to the inhabitants of Reykjavík since its establishment. The views in these waters include Mt. Esja, Viðey Island, Kollafjörður Bay, the Akranes peninsula, and even the summit of Snæfellsjökull Glacier on clear days. See the Reykjavík shoreline lull past you on your boat ride, as you gear up and set the bait, casting your fishing rod into the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean. The fish most commonly caught in these waters are cod, haddock, catfish and pollock. If you are an experienced angler, you are in for a treat, and even if you don’t possess a background in fishing or angling, you are sure to enjoy your fantastic surroundings while trying your luck in Iceland’s oldest, most essential sport. Your experienced guides will provide you with all the help you might need in throwing your line in the water, as well as answering all questions you might have of the nature and wildlife you will encounter on your journey. Many seabirds feed in the area, so if you are an avid bird watcher, don’t forget your camera. As the boat gets ready to return you to the docks, your guides will make use of the cooking facilities onboard and allow you to taste the catch of the day. Enjoy the fresh cuisine with the rest of your travel companions, before making your way back to the harbour and enjoying the rest of your day in the city centre of Reykjavík. Book this tour now for a fun-filled day fishing by the Old Harbour of Iceland’s capital. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Lake and River Fishing in Iceland | Angling Tour
Grab your tackle with this exciting angling tour fishing the rivers and lakes of Iceland. This is the perfect opportunity for beginners to the sport, as well as those passionate and experienced anglers looking to bag a new catch! You will first be picked up from your accommodation in Iceland's capital city, Reykjavík, before being driven to a river or lake within an hour's drive. In the designated fishing spots, participants are allowed to partake in fishing with fly rods, bait fishing and spinning. Upon arriving at the river or lake, your experienced fishing guide will give you a rundown on the location, as well as provide some handy tips for catching your first fish. In Iceland's river systems, the most common type of catch is Brown Trout and Arctic Char; your guides will know the best spots and methods for catching these tricky species, so make sure to listen hard to the advice given. Your guide will also provide all of the necessary equipment, thus making your tour that much easier. It is permitted to bring fishing gear into the country if you are planning on partaking in lots of angling in Iceland, but the equipment must first be sanitised. This can be done at extra cost at Keflavík International Airport. When you're finally kitted out, it's time for the activity of the day; fishing! Fishermen from across the world over will tell you that half of the experience is the solitude and quietude of the surrounding nature; in that vein, there can be no better country on earth as Iceland. Whilst waiting for a bite, you can revel in the gorgeous surrounding countryside, the distant mountains and the lush hillsides. Don't miss out on your chance to reel in the catch of the day with this fabulous tour fishing the lakes and rivers of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Angling Tour on Breidafjordur Bay
Come and experience sea angling in Iceland with your own local guide. We offer exciting, quality boat tours from Stykkishólmur, which is located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Our boats are typical Icelandic fishing boats and therefore especially suitable for fishing, and general sightseeing on the wide Breiðarfjörður Bay. The fish we catch is usually cod or pollock, but there is also halibut, ocean perch, haddock and many more. The captain is an experienced local fisherman and knows all the right fishing spots so you can be sure to catch some fish. This tour is suitable for everyone, no age limit and no experience required. We have all the equipment you need for fishing. We got good quality fishing rods so you will feel like a real pro and we will teach you how to handle the rod, and assist you throughout the journey. During the tour there is a real good chance to see puffins and many other seabirds. You can also enjoy the beautiful view of the islands and mountains, and if you are lucky, you might see minke whales and dolphins that frequent the area. The fishing tour takes about 2 hours, the fishing spots are very close to town, so we don't have to spend much time in sailing. We only take a limited number of people on for each departure just so everyone can get the best possible service as possible. We put ambition in offering excellent personal service for everyone. After the tour the captain will fillet the fish for you so you can take the catch with you to cook if you have access to a kitchen. Some of the restaurants in town can take the fish and prepare it for you for a reasonable price, but it is necessary for you to check availability before. Our ticket office is in a small cabin at the harbour, it is good to be there about 15-20 min before. It is always better to bring warm clothes, weather can change quickly in Iceland especially on the ocean.
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Snaefellsnes Sea-angling and Birdwatching
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.
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Three Day North Iceland Tour to Hrisey Island
Join this three-day tour to witness many incredible locations in Iceland, including the little known Hrísey Island. This Super Jeep excursion is perfect for those who love adventure and sightseeing; seeking a personal, unique experience, with particular appeal to those who love fishing and whale watching. The tour begins in Reykjavík, where you are picked up in your Super Jeep, a modified and powerful vehicle that promises to let you travel over any terrain and keep your group size small. You will then drive to the North of Iceland, stopping at many awe-inspiring sites along the way, before taking the ferry to Hrísey Island where your dinner and accommodation awaits. On the boat journey over there, you have an excellent chance of seeing whales and dolphins in the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Many species of whale reside here, including Fin whales and White-beaked dolphins. On day two, you will explore the picturesque island further. Hrísey is naturally beautiful, culturally isolated, and little travelled, providing you with a unique and rewarding experience. In the afternoon, those who love fishing can take a sea angling tour, while those not interested can return to North Iceland to tour the amazing sites of Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss Waterfall. On your third day, you will return to Reykjavík via the Highlands, where you'll have an opportunity to bathe in the natural hot springs at Hveravellir. You also will have the opportunity to see two of Iceland's most famous sites, Gullfoss and Geysir, belonging to the famed Golden Circle sightseeing route. Book now to save your seat on this three-day tour of Iceland's major sites, to witness the village life on Hrísey Island and enjoy the bounties of the ocean. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Whale Watching & Sea Angling Tour
Come aboard the largest whale watching boat in Iceland for an unforgettable afternoon at sea! This fun-filled tour is for anyone who loves animals, is looking forward to experiencing more of Iceland’s natural world, or those who want to feel the wind in their face as you take off on a grand adventure. The tour is a combination tour that includes both a whale watching tour and a sea-angling tour. For both tours you can choose between our two whale watching boats: The Andrea, the larger vessel, has a large viewing deck with educational and interactive activities to share fascinating facts with you and your family about the creatures who visit our harbor area. The most common whales and marine animals sighted in Faxaflói bay are minke and humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. A full-service cafeteria is also ready to serve, allowing you to relax in comfort as you look out over the waves or scan the nearby cliffs for the distinctive orange beaks of the puffins. If you’re looking for something to give you more zip in your trip, the express tour offers a fast, fun and adventurous tour sailing on a fast cruising boat from Reykjavik harbour. We can assure your safety and comfort, both inside the cabin and out on deck, during your time at sea with us. This also means that we are able to get you to the whales in much less time, fitting this enjoyable experience into your busy schedule when visiting Iceland. The sea angling is suitable for all ages and is an important experience for Icelanders, as a majority of our food and wealth in the past derived from our ability to fish. The boats are well-equipped with fishing rods and waterproof jackets for those who want to try, and provide a fun afternoon for experienced fishermen or beginners who want to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with a fishing rod in their hand. Note that the whale watching and sea angling are two separate tours, and you don’t have to do both in one day. The boat will depart for a 3-hour whale watching tour, return to harbor for a break and then later head back to sea for a 3-hour sea angling tour. Don't miss fun for the whole family out in the bay! Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Angling from Husavik | Catch Your Own Meal
Catch yourself your own meal with this sea-angling tour from the northern town of Húsavík. This trip should not be missed by avid anglers who want to surround themselves with beautiful nature. This tour begins when you find your sea angling vessel at Húsavík Harbour. Here, you will put on some overalls, board, and set out into the beautiful Skjálfandi Bay. All equipment needed for you to hook yourself up your dinner will be provided for you. Skjálfandi bay is surrounded by beautiful mountains and cliffs and dotted with many islands. These are home to many species of bird, including puffins from May to August, which you will see circling overhead, diving in the water, or resting on its surface. It is better known, however, for its whale-life. Although you will not actively seek out the marine mammals that live here, Húsavík is the whale-watching capital of Europe. It is, therefore, more than possible that you will spot a resident Humpback Whale, or a pod of White-Beaked Dolphins, alongside over twenty more less common species. As soon as you reach your fishing spot, you’ll cast your line, and wait patiently, admiring the beautiful surroundings. This bay is full of life, so it will not be long before you hook up a fish; the tour has, in fact, a 100% catch guarantee, and if you do not catch anything you can join another trip for free. The main species found on sea-angling tours from Iceland are catfish, cod, haddock and mackerel. Your captain can fillet this for you at the end of the tour, so you can either take it home and cook it yourself or bring it to a local restaurant and let a talented chef do the hard work. Enjoy the beauty and bounties of Skjálfandi Bay on this sea-angling tour from Húsavík. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Angling Experience | From Reykjavík
Reel in your excitement and join this sea angling tour setting out from the heart of Iceland's charming capital. 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 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 Vesturbugt harbour, next to the VIKIN maritime museum at Grandagarður. Travel by a traditional oak boat into the magnificent bay of Faxaflói. As you set out to the open seas, you will be taken to the best fishing grounds the 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 protective clothing if needed. Then, there is nothing left for you to do but cast your line and hope the fish will bite! 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 great meal out of the tour. As an added bonus, the crew will panfry a taste of your catch on board, paired with some potatoes and homemade sauce! 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, and if your lucky, you may even get a chance to see some Puffins (May-August)! 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.
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Fishing in the Westfjords | Dine on Your Catch
Go fishing in the Westfjords, and finish up your day with a two-course meal at a fantastic local restaurant. This tour should not be missed by avid anglers looking to enjoy one of Iceland’s least visited regions. This tour begins in Bíldudalur; many visitors to this area will at least pass through here, as it is close to incredible attractions such as the Látrabjarg birdwatching cliffs and Dynjandi waterfall. Here, you will meet your guides, who have all your fishing gear waiting for you on the docked boat. As soon as your group has boarded, you’ll depart from the harbour into one of the glorious fjords in the region. The waters of the Westfjords are bountiful with fish, so you will only need to travel for fifteen minutes to reach your angling destination. Once there, you can cast off, and enjoy the amazing surrounding landscapes, of beautiful mountains and glistening ocean. You are also likely to see diverse wildlife, particularly regarding seabirds; many species nest in the surrounding cliffs, including puffins from May to September. Although there is no guarantee, you may also see some marine mammals. Seals frequent the waters, as do species such as Humpback Whales, Harbour Porpoises and White-Beaked Dolphins. There are many types of fish you may hook up, including cod and haddock. Fishing has been the lifeblood of this region for centuries, so you are almost certain to catch something, allowing for some excellent photo opportunities. To put the cherry on top of the day, the skipper will prepare for you a delicious meal aboard. Experience fishing in the Westfjords and enjoy a fresh meal by booking this tour now. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Westfjords Sea Angling | Boat & Fishing Tour
Join this fantastic sea angling tour off the coasts of the Westfjords and you too can experience the most authentic of all Icelandic experiences—fishing! This is the perfect experience for passionate anglers, and for those looking to appreciate the diverse landscapes of the Westfjords for an ocean-vantage point. All around Arnarfjörður in the Westfjords, you can find rich fishing grounds, perfect for the aspiring angler. Beginning at the village harbour in Bíldudalur, you will cruise out into the ocean for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, or until the captain has found the right spot. Typically, the sea angling tour sets off in the morning hours or in the evening. This is because these times boast the best conditions for fishing. There are a number of fish species abundant in the Icelandic waters. You will almost certainly have the opportunity to catch Atlantic Cod, Haddock and Trout, among other species. Whatever you hook will make a fine meal as the boat captain begins to make preparations for cooking the catch of the day. The tour is approximately 1-2 hours. Other departure times can, of course, be arranged and tailored to your requirements, though this must be organised in advance alongside your reservation. If you're not looking to partake in the fishing segment of the tour, you are always free to relax on the boat, soaking up the incredible landscapes of the southern side of the Westfjords. The boat in question is recently modified, very stable and equipped with rods and angles. If you have any question regarding fishing tips, the Westfjords or other fun activities in the area, your captain will be on hand the whole way. With that in mind, there should be no reason not to make a catch! Hurry now and you too can experience the joys of fishing off the picturesque Westfjords. Check the availability by choosing a date.
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Volcano Fishing in the Highlands | Guided Tour
Don't miss out on this hot fishing action with a fantastic Volcano Fishing tour in the great lakes of the south-east Icelandic Highlands. This is a fantastic tour opportunity for those guests looking to experience angling in Iceland combined with some incredible panoramic scenery. Your day will begin by being picked up from your accommodation in Iceland's capital, Reykjavík before you are driven down the scenic South Coast route toward the highlands. You will be fishing in the sublime Icelandic highlands, known for their kaleidoscopic hillsides, steaming hot pools and the fantastic hiking trails of Landmannalaugar ("The Pools of the People"). To begin with, however, you will be focusing on the fishing at Frostastaðavatn, a lake found just nearby to Hekla volcano. This lake is one of the best fishing areas in the highlands, surrounded by incredible views of pink glaciers, rumbling rivers and smooth mountain slopes. Even if you've never been fishing before, fear not, for your guide will be on hand every step of the way to help you with the process, as well as offering tips and providing all of the necessary fishing equipment. You will be fishing primarily for Brown Trout and Arctic Char, two of the most common fish species in Iceland. A variety of techniques may be required to ensure a catch, from patient waiting on the riverside to fully wading into the water. At the very end of your trip, you will conclude your experience with an unforgettable swim in one of the hot pools that makes Landmannalaugar so famous! When you have soaked to satisfaction, you will begin to make the return journey back to Reykjavík. So don't delay any longer! Hurry now and you too can try your hand at some volcanic fishing in the gorgeous Icelandic highlands. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Trout, Char and Salmon | River Fishing Day Tour
Take the bait and come Sea Trout fishing in Varmá River, on this fishing day tour from Reykjavík. If you’re a keen angler looking for the likes of Brown Trout, Arctic Char and Salmon, this excursion is your perfect bet. Your expedition begins as you’ll get picked up in Reykjavík City and transported to the South Iceland town Hveragerði in the morning. There, you’ll find all the fishing gear you’ll need for the day, which will be spent angling in the trout-infested Varmá River―a favourite amongst locals. When travelling to Iceland, you should know that fishing is the country’s oldest, most historical trade and that Icelanders take recreational fishing seriously, meaning regulations are plenty. That is where your local guide comes in handy, as well as your fishing permit for the day, both of which are included in this marvellous tour. The river Varmá is fly-only, usually fished with single-handed fly rods and a floating line. The fish most often caught here is the residential Brown Trout, and their average size is 1 kg, with the largest reaching 6-8 kg. Here is where your skills come to the test, so catch the biggest one and snap a photo to show the folks back home. Besides from a knot of trout, you can also expect to find Arctic Char, the quintessential freshwater fish of Iceland; and even Salmon migrating in the summer. Get ready to spend a tranquil day out by the river bank, enjoying one of the nation’s most popular leisure activities. The river Varmá is especially celebrated by the fly fishers of Iceland, serving as a favourite spot to show the younger generation the ropes. Since the river is so popular, to protect the fishing stocks of the area, all fishers are allowed one fish per rod a day to bring home, but you can catch and release to your heart’s content after that. Don’t hesitate to reel in this fantastic offer, and spend a day reconnecting with nature by going fishing in one of the best Sea Trout rivers in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
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The Golden Circle Value Tour | Fishing & Sightseeing
Join this fantastic tour combining the major highlights of the Golden Circle sightseeing route with a spot of angling in Iceland's lakes and rivers. This tour is perfect for fishing enthusiasts who are also looking to experience three of the country's biggest visitor attractions. Þingvellir National Park is your first stop of the day; it is the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Iceland due to its aesthetic beauty, geological makeup and cultural heritage. Here, you will observe the North American and Eurasian tectonic exposed from the earth, as well as the dried volcanic fields, covered with a blanket of Icelandic moss. This is the site where the world's first democratically parliament in 930 AD. From Þingvellir, you will head to lake Laugarvatn and River Holáa where you will try to catch Arctic Char and Brown Trout. Your experienced guide will provide you with all of the necessary equipment, as well as offer guidance on how best to go about catching your fish. Next up is Haukadalur Geothermal Valley, home to smoking fumaroles, cauldrons of bubbling mud and, of course, the major hot spring, Strokkur. Unlike its dormant cousin, Geysir, Stokkur will erupt every five minutes or so, putting on an amazing visual spectacle for the valley's visitors. Your final stop on the Golden Circle tour is the "Golden Falls", Gullfoss, a powerful feature that demonstrates the sheer ferocity of Iceland's water. The cascade drops 32 m over two rocky steps into a dramatic canyon, presenting amazing photographic opportunities. On your way back to Reykjavik, you will fish at one or two other areas if we have time and stop at a few other popular sights, depending on what time allows. One great thing about this tour is it allows you to customize the schedule so it meets your requirements. So don't delay any longer! Hurry now so you too can experience the highly popular Golden Circle sightseeing route with the added bonus of angling the country's waterways. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Angling Trip from Reykjavik Harbour
Reel in your travel experience in Iceland by embarking on a sea angling adventure from Reykjavík’s harbour. If you want to enjoy the spectacular views of Faxaflói Bay, armed with a fishing rod in your hand, this is the excursion for you. Your tour begins in Ægisgarður at the Old Harbour of Iceland’s capital, conveniently located right in the city centre. There, you will meet with your friendly, local guide, and prepare to set sail to the bay of Faxaflói, the primary source of nourishment to the inhabitants of Reykjavík since its establishment. The views in these waters include Mt. Esja, Viðey Island, Kollafjörður Bay, the Akranes peninsula, and even the summit of Snæfellsjökull Glacier on clear days. See the Reykjavík shoreline lull past you on your boat ride, as you gear up and set the bait, casting your fishing rod into the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean. The fish most commonly caught in these waters are cod, haddock, catfish and pollock. If you are an experienced angler, you are in for a treat, and even if you don’t possess a background in fishing or angling, you are sure to enjoy your fantastic surroundings while trying your luck in Iceland’s oldest, most essential sport. Your experienced guides will provide you with all the help you might need in throwing your line in the water, as well as answering all questions you might have of the nature and wildlife you will encounter on your journey. Many seabirds feed in the area, so if you are an avid bird watcher, don’t forget your camera. As the boat gets ready to return you to the docks, your guides will make use of the cooking facilities onboard and allow you to taste the catch of the day. Enjoy the fresh cuisine with the rest of your travel companions, before making your way back to the harbour and enjoying the rest of your day in the city centre of Reykjavík. Book this tour now for a fun-filled day fishing by the Old Harbour of Iceland’s capital. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Lake and River Fishing in Iceland | Angling Tour
Grab your tackle with this exciting angling tour fishing the rivers and lakes of Iceland. This is the perfect opportunity for beginners to the sport, as well as those passionate and experienced anglers looking to bag a new catch! You will first be picked up from your accommodation in Iceland's capital city, Reykjavík, before being driven to a river or lake within an hour's drive. In the designated fishing spots, participants are allowed to partake in fishing with fly rods, bait fishing and spinning. Upon arriving at the river or lake, your experienced fishing guide will give you a rundown on the location, as well as provide some handy tips for catching your first fish. In Iceland's river systems, the most common type of catch is Brown Trout and Arctic Char; your guides will know the best spots and methods for catching these tricky species, so make sure to listen hard to the advice given. Your guide will also provide all of the necessary equipment, thus making your tour that much easier. It is permitted to bring fishing gear into the country if you are planning on partaking in lots of angling in Iceland, but the equipment must first be sanitised. This can be done at extra cost at Keflavík International Airport. When you're finally kitted out, it's time for the activity of the day; fishing! Fishermen from across the world over will tell you that half of the experience is the solitude and quietude of the surrounding nature; in that vein, there can be no better country on earth as Iceland. Whilst waiting for a bite, you can revel in the gorgeous surrounding countryside, the distant mountains and the lush hillsides. Don't miss out on your chance to reel in the catch of the day with this fabulous tour fishing the lakes and rivers of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Angling Tour on Breidafjordur Bay
Come and experience sea angling in Iceland with your own local guide. We offer exciting, quality boat tours from Stykkishólmur, which is located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Our boats are typical Icelandic fishing boats and therefore especially suitable for fishing, and general sightseeing on the wide Breiðarfjörður Bay. The fish we catch is usually cod or pollock, but there is also halibut, ocean perch, haddock and many more. The captain is an experienced local fisherman and knows all the right fishing spots so you can be sure to catch some fish. This tour is suitable for everyone, no age limit and no experience required. We have all the equipment you need for fishing. We got good quality fishing rods so you will feel like a real pro and we will teach you how to handle the rod, and assist you throughout the journey. During the tour there is a real good chance to see puffins and many other seabirds. You can also enjoy the beautiful view of the islands and mountains, and if you are lucky, you might see minke whales and dolphins that frequent the area. The fishing tour takes about 2 hours, the fishing spots are very close to town, so we don't have to spend much time in sailing. We only take a limited number of people on for each departure just so everyone can get the best possible service as possible. We put ambition in offering excellent personal service for everyone. After the tour the captain will fillet the fish for you so you can take the catch with you to cook if you have access to a kitchen. Some of the restaurants in town can take the fish and prepare it for you for a reasonable price, but it is necessary for you to check availability before. Our ticket office is in a small cabin at the harbour, it is good to be there about 15-20 min before. It is always better to bring warm clothes, weather can change quickly in Iceland especially on the ocean.
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Snaefellsnes Sea-angling and Birdwatching
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.
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Three Day North Iceland Tour to Hrisey Island
Join this three-day tour to witness many incredible locations in Iceland, including the little known Hrísey Island. This Super Jeep excursion is perfect for those who love adventure and sightseeing; seeking a personal, unique experience, with particular appeal to those who love fishing and whale watching. The tour begins in Reykjavík, where you are picked up in your Super Jeep, a modified and powerful vehicle that promises to let you travel over any terrain and keep your group size small. You will then drive to the North of Iceland, stopping at many awe-inspiring sites along the way, before taking the ferry to Hrísey Island where your dinner and accommodation awaits. On the boat journey over there, you have an excellent chance of seeing whales and dolphins in the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Many species of whale reside here, including Fin whales and White-beaked dolphins. On day two, you will explore the picturesque island further. Hrísey is naturally beautiful, culturally isolated, and little travelled, providing you with a unique and rewarding experience. In the afternoon, those who love fishing can take a sea angling tour, while those not interested can return to North Iceland to tour the amazing sites of Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss Waterfall. On your third day, you will return to Reykjavík via the Highlands, where you'll have an opportunity to bathe in the natural hot springs at Hveravellir. You also will have the opportunity to see two of Iceland's most famous sites, Gullfoss and Geysir, belonging to the famed Golden Circle sightseeing route. Book now to save your seat on this three-day tour of Iceland's major sites, to witness the village life on Hrísey Island and enjoy the bounties of the ocean. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Whale Watching & Sea Angling Tour
Come aboard the largest whale watching boat in Iceland for an unforgettable afternoon at sea! This fun-filled tour is for anyone who loves animals, is looking forward to experiencing more of Iceland’s natural world, or those who want to feel the wind in their face as you take off on a grand adventure. The tour is a combination tour that includes both a whale watching tour and a sea-angling tour. For both tours you can choose between our two whale watching boats: The Andrea, the larger vessel, has a large viewing deck with educational and interactive activities to share fascinating facts with you and your family about the creatures who visit our harbor area. The most common whales and marine animals sighted in Faxaflói bay are minke and humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. A full-service cafeteria is also ready to serve, allowing you to relax in comfort as you look out over the waves or scan the nearby cliffs for the distinctive orange beaks of the puffins. If you’re looking for something to give you more zip in your trip, the express tour offers a fast, fun and adventurous tour sailing on a fast cruising boat from Reykjavik harbour. We can assure your safety and comfort, both inside the cabin and out on deck, during your time at sea with us. This also means that we are able to get you to the whales in much less time, fitting this enjoyable experience into your busy schedule when visiting Iceland. The sea angling is suitable for all ages and is an important experience for Icelanders, as a majority of our food and wealth in the past derived from our ability to fish. The boats are well-equipped with fishing rods and waterproof jackets for those who want to try, and provide a fun afternoon for experienced fishermen or beginners who want to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with a fishing rod in their hand. Note that the whale watching and sea angling are two separate tours, and you don’t have to do both in one day. The boat will depart for a 3-hour whale watching tour, return to harbor for a break and then later head back to sea for a 3-hour sea angling tour. Don't miss fun for the whole family out in the bay! Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Angling from Husavik | Catch Your Own Meal
Catch yourself your own meal with this sea-angling tour from the northern town of Húsavík. This trip should not be missed by avid anglers who want to surround themselves with beautiful nature. This tour begins when you find your sea angling vessel at Húsavík Harbour. Here, you will put on some overalls, board, and set out into the beautiful Skjálfandi Bay. All equipment needed for you to hook yourself up your dinner will be provided for you. Skjálfandi bay is surrounded by beautiful mountains and cliffs and dotted with many islands. These are home to many species of bird, including puffins from May to August, which you will see circling overhead, diving in the water, or resting on its surface. It is better known, however, for its whale-life. Although you will not actively seek out the marine mammals that live here, Húsavík is the whale-watching capital of Europe. It is, therefore, more than possible that you will spot a resident Humpback Whale, or a pod of White-Beaked Dolphins, alongside over twenty more less common species. As soon as you reach your fishing spot, you’ll cast your line, and wait patiently, admiring the beautiful surroundings. This bay is full of life, so it will not be long before you hook up a fish; the tour has, in fact, a 100% catch guarantee, and if you do not catch anything you can join another trip for free. The main species found on sea-angling tours from Iceland are catfish, cod, haddock and mackerel. Your captain can fillet this for you at the end of the tour, so you can either take it home and cook it yourself or bring it to a local restaurant and let a talented chef do the hard work. Enjoy the beauty and bounties of Skjálfandi Bay on this sea-angling tour from Húsavík. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Angling Experience | From Reykjavík
Reel in your excitement and join this sea angling tour setting out from the heart of Iceland's charming capital. 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 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 Vesturbugt harbour, next to the VIKIN maritime museum at Grandagarður. Travel by a traditional oak boat into the magnificent bay of Faxaflói. As you set out to the open seas, you will be taken to the best fishing grounds the 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 protective clothing if needed. Then, there is nothing left for you to do but cast your line and hope the fish will bite! 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 great meal out of the tour. As an added bonus, the crew will panfry a taste of your catch on board, paired with some potatoes and homemade sauce! 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, and if your lucky, you may even get a chance to see some Puffins (May-August)! 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.
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Fishing in the Westfjords | Dine on Your Catch
Go fishing in the Westfjords, and finish up your day with a two-course meal at a fantastic local restaurant. This tour should not be missed by avid anglers looking to enjoy one of Iceland’s least visited regions. This tour begins in Bíldudalur; many visitors to this area will at least pass through here, as it is close to incredible attractions such as the Látrabjarg birdwatching cliffs and Dynjandi waterfall. Here, you will meet your guides, who have all your fishing gear waiting for you on the docked boat. As soon as your group has boarded, you’ll depart from the harbour into one of the glorious fjords in the region. The waters of the Westfjords are bountiful with fish, so you will only need to travel for fifteen minutes to reach your angling destination. Once there, you can cast off, and enjoy the amazing surrounding landscapes, of beautiful mountains and glistening ocean. You are also likely to see diverse wildlife, particularly regarding seabirds; many species nest in the surrounding cliffs, including puffins from May to September. Although there is no guarantee, you may also see some marine mammals. Seals frequent the waters, as do species such as Humpback Whales, Harbour Porpoises and White-Beaked Dolphins. There are many types of fish you may hook up, including cod and haddock. Fishing has been the lifeblood of this region for centuries, so you are almost certain to catch something, allowing for some excellent photo opportunities. To put the cherry on top of the day, the skipper will prepare for you a delicious meal aboard. Experience fishing in the Westfjords and enjoy a fresh meal by booking this tour now. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Westfjords Sea Angling | Boat & Fishing Tour
Join this fantastic sea angling tour off the coasts of the Westfjords and you too can experience the most authentic of all Icelandic experiences—fishing! This is the perfect experience for passionate anglers, and for those looking to appreciate the diverse landscapes of the Westfjords for an ocean-vantage point. All around Arnarfjörður in the Westfjords, you can find rich fishing grounds, perfect for the aspiring angler. Beginning at the village harbour in Bíldudalur, you will cruise out into the ocean for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, or until the captain has found the right spot. Typically, the sea angling tour sets off in the morning hours or in the evening. This is because these times boast the best conditions for fishing. There are a number of fish species abundant in the Icelandic waters. You will almost certainly have the opportunity to catch Atlantic Cod, Haddock and Trout, among other species. Whatever you hook will make a fine meal as the boat captain begins to make preparations for cooking the catch of the day. The tour is approximately 1-2 hours. Other departure times can, of course, be arranged and tailored to your requirements, though this must be organised in advance alongside your reservation. If you're not looking to partake in the fishing segment of the tour, you are always free to relax on the boat, soaking up the incredible landscapes of the southern side of the Westfjords. The boat in question is recently modified, very stable and equipped with rods and angles. If you have any question regarding fishing tips, the Westfjords or other fun activities in the area, your captain will be on hand the whole way. With that in mind, there should be no reason not to make a catch! Hurry now and you too can experience the joys of fishing off the picturesque Westfjords. Check the availability by choosing a date.
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Volcano Fishing in the Highlands | Guided Tour
Don't miss out on this hot fishing action with a fantastic Volcano Fishing tour in the great lakes of the south-east Icelandic Highlands. This is a fantastic tour opportunity for those guests looking to experience angling in Iceland combined with some incredible panoramic scenery. Your day will begin by being picked up from your accommodation in Iceland's capital, Reykjavík before you are driven down the scenic South Coast route toward the highlands. You will be fishing in the sublime Icelandic highlands, known for their kaleidoscopic hillsides, steaming hot pools and the fantastic hiking trails of Landmannalaugar ("The Pools of the People"). To begin with, however, you will be focusing on the fishing at Frostastaðavatn, a lake found just nearby to Hekla volcano. This lake is one of the best fishing areas in the highlands, surrounded by incredible views of pink glaciers, rumbling rivers and smooth mountain slopes. Even if you've never been fishing before, fear not, for your guide will be on hand every step of the way to help you with the process, as well as offering tips and providing all of the necessary fishing equipment. You will be fishing primarily for Brown Trout and Arctic Char, two of the most common fish species in Iceland. A variety of techniques may be required to ensure a catch, from patient waiting on the riverside to fully wading into the water. At the very end of your trip, you will conclude your experience with an unforgettable swim in one of the hot pools that makes Landmannalaugar so famous! When you have soaked to satisfaction, you will begin to make the return journey back to Reykjavík. So don't delay any longer! Hurry now and you too can try your hand at some volcanic fishing in the gorgeous Icelandic highlands. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Trout, Char and Salmon | River Fishing Day Tour
Take the bait and come Sea Trout fishing in Varmá River, on this fishing day tour from Reykjavík. If you’re a keen angler looking for the likes of Brown Trout, Arctic Char and Salmon, this excursion is your perfect bet. Your expedition begins as you’ll get picked up in Reykjavík City and transported to the South Iceland town Hveragerði in the morning. There, you’ll find all the fishing gear you’ll need for the day, which will be spent angling in the trout-infested Varmá River―a favourite amongst locals. When travelling to Iceland, you should know that fishing is the country’s oldest, most historical trade and that Icelanders take recreational fishing seriously, meaning regulations are plenty. That is where your local guide comes in handy, as well as your fishing permit for the day, both of which are included in this marvellous tour. The river Varmá is fly-only, usually fished with single-handed fly rods and a floating line. The fish most often caught here is the residential Brown Trout, and their average size is 1 kg, with the largest reaching 6-8 kg. Here is where your skills come to the test, so catch the biggest one and snap a photo to show the folks back home. Besides from a knot of trout, you can also expect to find Arctic Char, the quintessential freshwater fish of Iceland; and even Salmon migrating in the summer. Get ready to spend a tranquil day out by the river bank, enjoying one of the nation’s most popular leisure activities. The river Varmá is especially celebrated by the fly fishers of Iceland, serving as a favourite spot to show the younger generation the ropes. Since the river is so popular, to protect the fishing stocks of the area, all fishers are allowed one fish per rod a day to bring home, but you can catch and release to your heart’s content after that. Don’t hesitate to reel in this fantastic offer, and spend a day reconnecting with nature by going fishing in one of the best Sea Trout rivers in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
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The Golden Circle Value Tour | Fishing & Sightseeing
Join this fantastic tour combining the major highlights of the Golden Circle sightseeing route with a spot of angling in Iceland's lakes and rivers. This tour is perfect for fishing enthusiasts who are also looking to experience three of the country's biggest visitor attractions. Þingvellir National Park is your first stop of the day; it is the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Iceland due to its aesthetic beauty, geological makeup and cultural heritage. Here, you will observe the North American and Eurasian tectonic exposed from the earth, as well as the dried volcanic fields, covered with a blanket of Icelandic moss. This is the site where the world's first democratically parliament in 930 AD. From Þingvellir, you will head to lake Laugarvatn and River Holáa where you will try to catch Arctic Char and Brown Trout. Your experienced guide will provide you with all of the necessary equipment, as well as offer guidance on how best to go about catching your fish. Next up is Haukadalur Geothermal Valley, home to smoking fumaroles, cauldrons of bubbling mud and, of course, the major hot spring, Strokkur. Unlike its dormant cousin, Geysir, Stokkur will erupt every five minutes or so, putting on an amazing visual spectacle for the valley's visitors. Your final stop on the Golden Circle tour is the "Golden Falls", Gullfoss, a powerful feature that demonstrates the sheer ferocity of Iceland's water. The cascade drops 32 m over two rocky steps into a dramatic canyon, presenting amazing photographic opportunities. On your way back to Reykjavik, you will fish at one or two other areas if we have time and stop at a few other popular sights, depending on what time allows. One great thing about this tour is it allows you to customize the schedule so it meets your requirements. So don't delay any longer! Hurry now so you too can experience the highly popular Golden Circle sightseeing route with the added bonus of angling the country's waterways. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Angling Trip from Reykjavik Harbour
Reel in your travel experience in Iceland by embarking on a sea angling adventure from Reykjavík’s harbour. If you want to enjoy the spectacular views of Faxaflói Bay, armed with a fishing rod in your hand, this is the excursion for you. Your tour begins in Ægisgarður at the Old Harbour of Iceland’s capital, conveniently located right in the city centre. There, you will meet with your friendly, local guide, and prepare to set sail to the bay of Faxaflói, the primary source of nourishment to the inhabitants of Reykjavík since its establishment. The views in these waters include Mt. Esja, Viðey Island, Kollafjörður Bay, the Akranes peninsula, and even the summit of Snæfellsjökull Glacier on clear days. See the Reykjavík shoreline lull past you on your boat ride, as you gear up and set the bait, casting your fishing rod into the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean. The fish most commonly caught in these waters are cod, haddock, catfish and pollock. If you are an experienced angler, you are in for a treat, and even if you don’t possess a background in fishing or angling, you are sure to enjoy your fantastic surroundings while trying your luck in Iceland’s oldest, most essential sport. Your experienced guides will provide you with all the help you might need in throwing your line in the water, as well as answering all questions you might have of the nature and wildlife you will encounter on your journey. Many seabirds feed in the area, so if you are an avid bird watcher, don’t forget your camera. As the boat gets ready to return you to the docks, your guides will make use of the cooking facilities onboard and allow you to taste the catch of the day. Enjoy the fresh cuisine with the rest of your travel companions, before making your way back to the harbour and enjoying the rest of your day in the city centre of Reykjavík. Book this tour now for a fun-filled day fishing by the Old Harbour of Iceland’s capital. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Lake and River Fishing in Iceland | Angling Tour
Grab your tackle with this exciting angling tour fishing the rivers and lakes of Iceland. This is the perfect opportunity for beginners to the sport, as well as those passionate and experienced anglers looking to bag a new catch! You will first be picked up from your accommodation in Iceland's capital city, Reykjavík, before being driven to a river or lake within an hour's drive. In the designated fishing spots, participants are allowed to partake in fishing with fly rods, bait fishing and spinning. Upon arriving at the river or lake, your experienced fishing guide will give you a rundown on the location, as well as provide some handy tips for catching your first fish. In Iceland's river systems, the most common type of catch is Brown Trout and Arctic Char; your guides will know the best spots and methods for catching these tricky species, so make sure to listen hard to the advice given. Your guide will also provide all of the necessary equipment, thus making your tour that much easier. It is permitted to bring fishing gear into the country if you are planning on partaking in lots of angling in Iceland, but the equipment must first be sanitised. This can be done at extra cost at Keflavík International Airport. When you're finally kitted out, it's time for the activity of the day; fishing! Fishermen from across the world over will tell you that half of the experience is the solitude and quietude of the surrounding nature; in that vein, there can be no better country on earth as Iceland. Whilst waiting for a bite, you can revel in the gorgeous surrounding countryside, the distant mountains and the lush hillsides. Don't miss out on your chance to reel in the catch of the day with this fabulous tour fishing the lakes and rivers of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Angling Tour on Breidafjordur Bay
Come and experience sea angling in Iceland with your own local guide. We offer exciting, quality boat tours from Stykkishólmur, which is located on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Our boats are typical Icelandic fishing boats and therefore especially suitable for fishing, and general sightseeing on the wide Breiðarfjörður Bay. The fish we catch is usually cod or pollock, but there is also halibut, ocean perch, haddock and many more. The captain is an experienced local fisherman and knows all the right fishing spots so you can be sure to catch some fish. This tour is suitable for everyone, no age limit and no experience required. We have all the equipment you need for fishing. We got good quality fishing rods so you will feel like a real pro and we will teach you how to handle the rod, and assist you throughout the journey. During the tour there is a real good chance to see puffins and many other seabirds. You can also enjoy the beautiful view of the islands and mountains, and if you are lucky, you might see minke whales and dolphins that frequent the area. The fishing tour takes about 2 hours, the fishing spots are very close to town, so we don't have to spend much time in sailing. We only take a limited number of people on for each departure just so everyone can get the best possible service as possible. We put ambition in offering excellent personal service for everyone. After the tour the captain will fillet the fish for you so you can take the catch with you to cook if you have access to a kitchen. Some of the restaurants in town can take the fish and prepare it for you for a reasonable price, but it is necessary for you to check availability before. Our ticket office is in a small cabin at the harbour, it is good to be there about 15-20 min before. It is always better to bring warm clothes, weather can change quickly in Iceland especially on the ocean.
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Snaefellsnes Sea-angling and Birdwatching
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.
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Three Day North Iceland Tour to Hrisey Island
Join this three-day tour to witness many incredible locations in Iceland, including the little known Hrísey Island. This Super Jeep excursion is perfect for those who love adventure and sightseeing; seeking a personal, unique experience, with particular appeal to those who love fishing and whale watching. The tour begins in Reykjavík, where you are picked up in your Super Jeep, a modified and powerful vehicle that promises to let you travel over any terrain and keep your group size small. You will then drive to the North of Iceland, stopping at many awe-inspiring sites along the way, before taking the ferry to Hrísey Island where your dinner and accommodation awaits. On the boat journey over there, you have an excellent chance of seeing whales and dolphins in the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Many species of whale reside here, including Fin whales and White-beaked dolphins. On day two, you will explore the picturesque island further. Hrísey is naturally beautiful, culturally isolated, and little travelled, providing you with a unique and rewarding experience. In the afternoon, those who love fishing can take a sea angling tour, while those not interested can return to North Iceland to tour the amazing sites of Lake Mývatn and Goðafoss Waterfall. On your third day, you will return to Reykjavík via the Highlands, where you'll have an opportunity to bathe in the natural hot springs at Hveravellir. You also will have the opportunity to see two of Iceland's most famous sites, Gullfoss and Geysir, belonging to the famed Golden Circle sightseeing route. Book now to save your seat on this three-day tour of Iceland's major sites, to witness the village life on Hrísey Island and enjoy the bounties of the ocean. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Whale Watching & Sea Angling Tour
Come aboard the largest whale watching boat in Iceland for an unforgettable afternoon at sea! This fun-filled tour is for anyone who loves animals, is looking forward to experiencing more of Iceland’s natural world, or those who want to feel the wind in their face as you take off on a grand adventure. The tour is a combination tour that includes both a whale watching tour and a sea-angling tour. For both tours you can choose between our two whale watching boats: The Andrea, the larger vessel, has a large viewing deck with educational and interactive activities to share fascinating facts with you and your family about the creatures who visit our harbor area. The most common whales and marine animals sighted in Faxaflói bay are minke and humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. A full-service cafeteria is also ready to serve, allowing you to relax in comfort as you look out over the waves or scan the nearby cliffs for the distinctive orange beaks of the puffins. If you’re looking for something to give you more zip in your trip, the express tour offers a fast, fun and adventurous tour sailing on a fast cruising boat from Reykjavik harbour. We can assure your safety and comfort, both inside the cabin and out on deck, during your time at sea with us. This also means that we are able to get you to the whales in much less time, fitting this enjoyable experience into your busy schedule when visiting Iceland. The sea angling is suitable for all ages and is an important experience for Icelanders, as a majority of our food and wealth in the past derived from our ability to fish. The boats are well-equipped with fishing rods and waterproof jackets for those who want to try, and provide a fun afternoon for experienced fishermen or beginners who want to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with a fishing rod in their hand. Note that the whale watching and sea angling are two separate tours, and you don’t have to do both in one day. The boat will depart for a 3-hour whale watching tour, return to harbor for a break and then later head back to sea for a 3-hour sea angling tour. Don't miss fun for the whole family out in the bay! Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Angling from Husavik | Catch Your Own Meal
Catch yourself your own meal with this sea-angling tour from the northern town of Húsavík. This trip should not be missed by avid anglers who want to surround themselves with beautiful nature. This tour begins when you find your sea angling vessel at Húsavík Harbour. Here, you will put on some overalls, board, and set out into the beautiful Skjálfandi Bay. All equipment needed for you to hook yourself up your dinner will be provided for you. Skjálfandi bay is surrounded by beautiful mountains and cliffs and dotted with many islands. These are home to many species of bird, including puffins from May to August, which you will see circling overhead, diving in the water, or resting on its surface. It is better known, however, for its whale-life. Although you will not actively seek out the marine mammals that live here, Húsavík is the whale-watching capital of Europe. It is, therefore, more than possible that you will spot a resident Humpback Whale, or a pod of White-Beaked Dolphins, alongside over twenty more less common species. As soon as you reach your fishing spot, you’ll cast your line, and wait patiently, admiring the beautiful surroundings. This bay is full of life, so it will not be long before you hook up a fish; the tour has, in fact, a 100% catch guarantee, and if you do not catch anything you can join another trip for free. The main species found on sea-angling tours from Iceland are catfish, cod, haddock and mackerel. Your captain can fillet this for you at the end of the tour, so you can either take it home and cook it yourself or bring it to a local restaurant and let a talented chef do the hard work. Enjoy the beauty and bounties of Skjálfandi Bay on this sea-angling tour from Húsavík. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Angling Experience | From Reykjavík
Reel in your excitement and join this sea angling tour setting out from the heart of Iceland's charming capital. 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 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 Vesturbugt harbour, next to the VIKIN maritime museum at Grandagarður. Travel by a traditional oak boat into the magnificent bay of Faxaflói. As you set out to the open seas, you will be taken to the best fishing grounds the 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 protective clothing if needed. Then, there is nothing left for you to do but cast your line and hope the fish will bite! 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 great meal out of the tour. As an added bonus, the crew will panfry a taste of your catch on board, paired with some potatoes and homemade sauce! 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, and if your lucky, you may even get a chance to see some Puffins (May-August)! 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.
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Fishing in the Westfjords | Dine on Your Catch
Go fishing in the Westfjords, and finish up your day with a two-course meal at a fantastic local restaurant. This tour should not be missed by avid anglers looking to enjoy one of Iceland’s least visited regions. This tour begins in Bíldudalur; many visitors to this area will at least pass through here, as it is close to incredible attractions such as the Látrabjarg birdwatching cliffs and Dynjandi waterfall. Here, you will meet your guides, who have all your fishing gear waiting for you on the docked boat. As soon as your group has boarded, you’ll depart from the harbour into one of the glorious fjords in the region. The waters of the Westfjords are bountiful with fish, so you will only need to travel for fifteen minutes to reach your angling destination. Once there, you can cast off, and enjoy the amazing surrounding landscapes, of beautiful mountains and glistening ocean. You are also likely to see diverse wildlife, particularly regarding seabirds; many species nest in the surrounding cliffs, including puffins from May to September. Although there is no guarantee, you may also see some marine mammals. Seals frequent the waters, as do species such as Humpback Whales, Harbour Porpoises and White-Beaked Dolphins. There are many types of fish you may hook up, including cod and haddock. Fishing has been the lifeblood of this region for centuries, so you are almost certain to catch something, allowing for some excellent photo opportunities. To put the cherry on top of the day, the skipper will prepare for you a delicious meal aboard. Experience fishing in the Westfjords and enjoy a fresh meal by booking this tour now. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Westfjords Sea Angling | Boat & Fishing Tour
Join this fantastic sea angling tour off the coasts of the Westfjords and you too can experience the most authentic of all Icelandic experiences—fishing! This is the perfect experience for passionate anglers, and for those looking to appreciate the diverse landscapes of the Westfjords for an ocean-vantage point. All around Arnarfjörður in the Westfjords, you can find rich fishing grounds, perfect for the aspiring angler. Beginning at the village harbour in Bíldudalur, you will cruise out into the ocean for approximately 10 to 15 minutes, or until the captain has found the right spot. Typically, the sea angling tour sets off in the morning hours or in the evening. This is because these times boast the best conditions for fishing. There are a number of fish species abundant in the Icelandic waters. You will almost certainly have the opportunity to catch Atlantic Cod, Haddock and Trout, among other species. Whatever you hook will make a fine meal as the boat captain begins to make preparations for cooking the catch of the day. The tour is approximately 1-2 hours. Other departure times can, of course, be arranged and tailored to your requirements, though this must be organised in advance alongside your reservation. If you're not looking to partake in the fishing segment of the tour, you are always free to relax on the boat, soaking up the incredible landscapes of the southern side of the Westfjords. The boat in question is recently modified, very stable and equipped with rods and angles. If you have any question regarding fishing tips, the Westfjords or other fun activities in the area, your captain will be on hand the whole way. With that in mind, there should be no reason not to make a catch! Hurry now and you too can experience the joys of fishing off the picturesque Westfjords. Check the availability by choosing a date.
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Volcano Fishing in the Highlands | Guided Tour
Don't miss out on this hot fishing action with a fantastic Volcano Fishing tour in the great lakes of the south-east Icelandic Highlands. This is a fantastic tour opportunity for those guests looking to experience angling in Iceland combined with some incredible panoramic scenery. Your day will begin by being picked up from your accommodation in Iceland's capital, Reykjavík before you are driven down the scenic South Coast route toward the highlands. You will be fishing in the sublime Icelandic highlands, known for their kaleidoscopic hillsides, steaming hot pools and the fantastic hiking trails of Landmannalaugar ("The Pools of the People"). To begin with, however, you will be focusing on the fishing at Frostastaðavatn, a lake found just nearby to Hekla volcano. This lake is one of the best fishing areas in the highlands, surrounded by incredible views of pink glaciers, rumbling rivers and smooth mountain slopes. Even if you've never been fishing before, fear not, for your guide will be on hand every step of the way to help you with the process, as well as offering tips and providing all of the necessary fishing equipment. You will be fishing primarily for Brown Trout and Arctic Char, two of the most common fish species in Iceland. A variety of techniques may be required to ensure a catch, from patient waiting on the riverside to fully wading into the water. At the very end of your trip, you will conclude your experience with an unforgettable swim in one of the hot pools that makes Landmannalaugar so famous! When you have soaked to satisfaction, you will begin to make the return journey back to Reykjavík. So don't delay any longer! Hurry now and you too can try your hand at some volcanic fishing in the gorgeous Icelandic highlands. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Trout, Char and Salmon | River Fishing Day Tour
Take the bait and come Sea Trout fishing in Varmá River, on this fishing day tour from Reykjavík. If you’re a keen angler looking for the likes of Brown Trout, Arctic Char and Salmon, this excursion is your perfect bet. Your expedition begins as you’ll get picked up in Reykjavík City and transported to the South Iceland town Hveragerði in the morning. There, you’ll find all the fishing gear you’ll need for the day, which will be spent angling in the trout-infested Varmá River―a favourite amongst locals. When travelling to Iceland, you should know that fishing is the country’s oldest, most historical trade and that Icelanders take recreational fishing seriously, meaning regulations are plenty. That is where your local guide comes in handy, as well as your fishing permit for the day, both of which are included in this marvellous tour. The river Varmá is fly-only, usually fished with single-handed fly rods and a floating line. The fish most often caught here is the residential Brown Trout, and their average size is 1 kg, with the largest reaching 6-8 kg. Here is where your skills come to the test, so catch the biggest one and snap a photo to show the folks back home. Besides from a knot of trout, you can also expect to find Arctic Char, the quintessential freshwater fish of Iceland; and even Salmon migrating in the summer. Get ready to spend a tranquil day out by the river bank, enjoying one of the nation’s most popular leisure activities. The river Varmá is especially celebrated by the fly fishers of Iceland, serving as a favourite spot to show the younger generation the ropes. Since the river is so popular, to protect the fishing stocks of the area, all fishers are allowed one fish per rod a day to bring home, but you can catch and release to your heart’s content after that. Don’t hesitate to reel in this fantastic offer, and spend a day reconnecting with nature by going fishing in one of the best Sea Trout rivers in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
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The Golden Circle Value Tour | Fishing & Sightseeing
Join this fantastic tour combining the major highlights of the Golden Circle sightseeing route with a spot of angling in Iceland's lakes and rivers. This tour is perfect for fishing enthusiasts who are also looking to experience three of the country's biggest visitor attractions. Þingvellir National Park is your first stop of the day; it is the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Iceland due to its aesthetic beauty, geological makeup and cultural heritage. Here, you will observe the North American and Eurasian tectonic exposed from the earth, as well as the dried volcanic fields, covered with a blanket of Icelandic moss. This is the site where the world's first democratically parliament in 930 AD. From Þingvellir, you will head to lake Laugarvatn and River Holáa where you will try to catch Arctic Char and Brown Trout. Your experienced guide will provide you with all of the necessary equipment, as well as offer guidance on how best to go about catching your fish. Next up is Haukadalur Geothermal Valley, home to smoking fumaroles, cauldrons of bubbling mud and, of course, the major hot spring, Strokkur. Unlike its dormant cousin, Geysir, Stokkur will erupt every five minutes or so, putting on an amazing visual spectacle for the valley's visitors. Your final stop on the Golden Circle tour is the "Golden Falls", Gullfoss, a powerful feature that demonstrates the sheer ferocity of Iceland's water. The cascade drops 32 m over two rocky steps into a dramatic canyon, presenting amazing photographic opportunities. On your way back to Reykjavik, you will fish at one or two other areas if we have time and stop at a few other popular sights, depending on what time allows. One great thing about this tour is it allows you to customize the schedule so it meets your requirements. So don't delay any longer! Hurry now so you too can experience the highly popular Golden Circle sightseeing route with the added bonus of angling the country's waterways. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Sea Angling Trip from Reykjavik Harbour
Reel in your travel experience in Iceland by embarking on a sea angling adventure from Reykjavík’s harbour. If you want to enjoy the spectacular views of Faxaflói Bay, armed with a fishing rod in your hand, this is the excursion for you. Your tour begins in Ægisgarður at the Old Harbour of Iceland’s capital, conveniently located right in the city centre. There, you will meet with your friendly, local guide, and prepare to set sail to the bay of Faxaflói, the primary source of nourishment to the inhabitants of Reykjavík since its establishment. The views in these waters include Mt. Esja, Viðey Island, Kollafjörður Bay, the Akranes peninsula, and even the summit of Snæfellsjökull Glacier on clear days. See the Reykjavík shoreline lull past you on your boat ride, as you gear up and set the bait, casting your fishing rod into the deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean. The fish most commonly caught in these waters are cod, haddock, catfish and pollock. If you are an experienced angler, you are in for a treat, and even if you don’t possess a background in fishing or angling, you are sure to enjoy your fantastic surroundings while trying your luck in Iceland’s oldest, most essential sport. Your experienced guides will provide you with all the help you might need in throwing your line in the water, as well as answering all questions you might have of the nature and wildlife you will encounter on your journey. Many seabirds feed in the area, so if you are an avid bird watcher, don’t forget your camera. As the boat gets ready to return you to the docks, your guides will make use of the cooking facilities onboard and allow you to taste the catch of the day. Enjoy the fresh cuisine with the rest of your travel companions, before making your way back to the harbour and enjoying the rest of your day in the city centre of Reykjavík. Book this tour now for a fun-filled day fishing by the Old Harbour of Iceland’s capital. Check availability by choosing a date.
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About Fishing Tours in Iceland

Fishing tours include both sea-angling and fly-fishing excursions. Iceland has fertile lakes, rivers, fjords and seas, allowing you to catch many species, including trout, char and salmon. Many of these tours will allow you to cook your catch, or invite you to a place where it can be cooked for you.

1. What fishing gear should I bring to Iceland?

You are free to bring whatever equipment you feel you might need, but be aware that it must be disinfected at the airport. Waders are an essential piece of kit in Iceland for getting to those tricky spots off the river banks.

2. What is the most efficient way of maximising my fishing in Iceland?

The best option is to purchase a fishing card, known as a Veiðikortid. This allows you access to 35 lakes across the country.

3. Can I rent fishing equipment in Iceland?

Yes, there are numerous providers who rent out fishing equipment. This saves having to disinfect your equipment upon arrival to Iceland.

4. What are the most common fish species caught in Iceland?

The most common fish species caught in Iceland are brown trout, Arctic char and salmon.

5. What happens if the river floods?  

If the river floods, you will not be offered a refund. This is in line with fishing regulation in Iceland. You may still be allowed to exercise your right to wade and fish, though your guide is likely to advise against it.

6. What are the closest fishing lakes to Reykjavik?

The closest fishing lakes to Iceland’s capital are Lake Hafravatn and Lake Elliðavatn.

7. Do I need permission to fish in Iceland’s lakes?

Yes, you will either have to ask for permission or buy a fishing permit from the landowner. All fishing rights belong to the landowner in Iceland.

8. What is the best period of time to fish in Iceland ?

The best period is from April to October. Some lakes and rivers have a shorter season, set by the landowner. April, May, June, September are best for sea trout fishing, while June, July and August are best for salmon.

9. Do I have to disinfect my fishing tackle?

Yes, all fishing tackles must be disinfected before entering Iceland’s rivers and lakes. This can be done at Keflavík International Airport for a small fee.

10. Can I practise net fishing?

No, net fishing is strictly prohibited in Iceland, with the exception of a few farmers.

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