Overview

This one-and-a-half-hour tour is perfect for people who want to pack as much into their day as possible, sample some culinary delights and appreciate some amazing wildlife.

Highlights

  • Boat Ride
  • Breidafjordur Bay
  • Island Exploring
  • Wildlife Spotting
  • Fresh Sushi Making
  • Bird Watching

This short tour is ideal for those who want to enjoy some delicious Icelandic seafood and see a plethora of incredible wildlife. It will take you on a scenic boat ride from the harbor at Stykkisholmur, on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, to Breidafjordur Bay, which is home to a variety of fascinating species of birds and glorious rock formations. During this journey, one of our specially designed ‘sea plows’ will be lowered into the ocean to collect a mouth-watering selection of shellfish, including scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers, and much more. We will then enjoy some of these delectable delights in an as fresher way as possible, eating scallops and sea urchins in the traditional Icelandic way. 

  • Personal Experience
  • Trusted Tour Operator
  • Small group experience
  • Expert guides
Availability May - Sept
Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
Departs From Stykkishólmur Port
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age No min age
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No

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Per Adult
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What's included

Included

  • English Speaking Licensed Adventure Guide
  • Boat Tour
  • Delicious Sushi
  • Wildlife Sightseeing
  • Traditional Icelandic Fishing
  • Safety Gear

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Clothes suitable for the weather conditions and rainwear

Not Included

  • Pick Up

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Itinerary

Enjoy the breathtaking landscape viewing from the sea

The day begins when we all meet at Stykkisholmur Harbour and sail out into Breidafjordur Bay: the whole area is very picturesque and there is a multitude of beautiful things that we will see as we make our way to a series of rocky cliffs that are located at the edge of the bay. As we are sailing, we will be dragging a specialized sea plow along the ocean floor, collecting a variety of delicious shellfish that we will be able to taste and handle later on.

Our boat is designed to get as close to the cliffs as possible, allowing us to get up close and personal with the many incredible bird species that reside in them. The cliffs are also famous for the dramatic rock formations that have been crafted by the ocean waves and volcanic activity in the area. We recommend bringing a camera along, so you can immortalize all the amazing things that you see on the tour.

Then, we will pull the specially designed sea plow up, which will be crammed full of amazing shellfish for you to handle and sample. We normally catch things like scallops, sea urchins, crabs, starfish, and sea cucumbers, offering children the chance to see these incredible sea creatures in the flesh. Then as an extra special treat, we will prepare the sea urchins and scallops for the guests to try, allowing you to sample some of the freshest sushi that you will ever taste.

We will then return to the harbor keeping a weather eye on the horizon for the white-tailed eagles and other seabirds that hover above our heads. This incredible tour is very popular with families and we will give you a coloring book with pictures of the various shellfish and sea life that you see on the trip. If you are looking for something that won’t take up your whole day, while also being educational and fun then this may just be the one for you.

Meeting point:

This is a meet on location tour so we will meet you at the town’s main port in Stykkishólmur. Stykkishólmur is about 175 km from Reykjavik which is about a 2-hour drive.

Age categories:

  • Children 0-15;
  • Teens 16-20
  • Adults are from 21-67;
  • Seniors 67+

FAQ

Meet on location means travelling to the location of the tour yourself and then meeting our tour guides rather than being picked up and taken to the location.

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our super jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

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