Stykkishólmur and Breiðafjörður boat trip


Leaving early for a leisurely drive through western Iceland, via Hvalfjörður (the Bay of Whales) with it's majestic scenery and World War II relics, we will arrive in the middle of the morning at the regional capital Borgarnes which is splendidly situated on bay of Faxaflói.
Pursuing our trip northwards passing through several lava fields , we will be passing through the county of Mýrar which adorns one of the country's most beautifully shaped volcanic craters,the Eldborg.
We will then cross over the Snæfellsnes mountain range over the new road beside the lake Baulárvallavatn in order to arrive around noontime at the picturesque fishing village of Stykkishólmur, situated on the northern shores of the Snæfellsnes peninsula.
After a short break for lunch (not included), we set off at 13:30 for a 2,5 hour long boat trip and cruise among some of the innumerable islands on the Breiðafjörður Bay, admiring on the way the extremely varied bird life (kittiwakes, shags, cormorants, puffins,etc) and we even have a very good chance of spotting the Icelandic white tailed eagle on one of the islands. Other islands are justly reputed for their very strange rock formations (pillar basalt and lava).
Cruising among the islands, we will probably spot a curious seal or two popping their heads out of the water to watch us!Then we will arrive just in time to see a spectacular display of the forces of nature as the extremely powerful marine currents force their way through a narrow strait between two islands in and out of the bay of Hvammsfjörður.
On the way back to Stykkishólmur, the crew will demonstrate the use of a shellfish dredge and you will be offered to taste the catch: clams and mussels as fresh as they come!
Return to Reykjavík, via the valley of Heydalur harboring some more volcanic craters and lava fields, and the long tunnel under the waters of bay of Hvalfjörður in the very late afternoon.
Duration of tour: 10 hours,
Departures: Thursdays at 8.30 a.m.,andby request. Price pr.person:( for 4 persons or more):

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Services included: Transportation and boat fare, guidance.

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