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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

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  • Location:Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Sea-Fishing Tour from Reykjavik

Enjoy an unforgettable angling trip on Iceland’s icy waters on this 2.5-hour sea fishing trip from Reykjavik. Whether you’re an aspiring or experienced sea angler, pull on some warm coveralls, and sail into Faxaflói Bay on a comfortable fishing boat. Then, with instructions from the crew, set up the supplied fishing rods and bait, and wait for a bite. If you’re lucky, catch species such as cod, halibut and haddock, and choose to either barbecue them on board or have them packed in a crate to take with you!

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour sea-fishing tour from Reykjavik
  • Enjoy the picturesque scenery of Faxaflói, a bay teeming with fish
  • Good chance of catching cod, halibut, haddock, rockfish and pollock
  • Professional equipment provided
  • Barbeque your catch on board or take it with you
  • Warm coveralls are available on the boat

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What You Can Expect

Sea-Fishing Tour from Reykjavik

Sea-Fishing Tour from Reykjavik

Begin your experience with a pickup from your central Reykjavik hotel, and travel to the Old Harbour. 

Meet the friendly captain and crew on your fishing boat, and don some warm coveralls to keep you cozy. Then, enjoy the views as your boat heads out into the icy waters of Reykjavik’s Faxaflói Bay.

Feel the thrill as you cut through the waves, and set about using the supplied angling equipment. As well as experienced anglers, this trip is ideal for first-timers, so if you’ve never been sea fishing, don’t worry — the crew will guide you through the essentials. All the necessary items, including fishing rods and bait, are provided on board.

Once you’re ready, drop your line and enjoy an exciting angling session. Species you may catch include cod, haddock, pollock, halibut and rockfish.

If you’re fishing in summer (May to August), your boat will pass the islands of Akurey and Lundey during your trip. Both islands are famous for their seabirds and summertime puffin colonies, so keep your eyes peeled for these colorful birds nesting on the shores.

After your fishing session, you’re free to either barbecue your catch on the boat or to ask to have your fish packed in special crates, available on request.


Your 2.5-hour fishing adventure then ends with a drop-off at your Reykjavik hotel.

Customer Reviews

Nick J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The crew were friendly and we caught plenty of cod, albeit quite small ones. However, when they were BBQ'd on the boat by the crew they were out of this world! I highly recommend this tour.

Matthew G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a wonderful trip and a great introduction to the generosity of Icelanders. Besides catching and eating oodles of cod while freezing and getting soaked to the skin, we met two remarkable men: the captain, who gives any surplus filets to a shelter, and likes to engage the passengers in discussions about social justice and taking care of one's fellow men and the mate, a business consultant by day who crews every evening for the joy of it. He may be the happiest man I've ever met.

Michael C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great boat. Great crew. Wrestled a good many cod to the boat I lost count, if you can believe! A fine half day of fishing, and just minutes away from the Reykjavik shore. Save a couple of fish for the delicious fish meal aboard the boat but please release the rest!

michael m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We caught lots of fish. I caught 12. Cooked them up on the way back. Tasted great. Captain and his mate were very nice, helpful and did a great job.

Mike K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The fishing was really good, the crew fun and helpful, and cooking and eating the fish right on board was awesome!

John H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour. Lots of fish.

Jerry s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We went on this fishing tour. It was great, caught fish constantly 2 at a time even. Had a blast

Mary j

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

fantastic! my husband loved it

Charla A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour guides were great, they were efficient and organized and very inviting. The fish was prepared well and it was delicious! Everyone caught something that ended up on our plates in the end so it was a fantastic experience all around!

Sharon E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

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