Sailing Breiðafjörður Bay
Eyjasigling takes tours, photography and birdwatching to sea
Eyjasigling or Island Cruises is very aptly named as they sail Breiðafjörður Bay with its innumerable islands, many teeming with birdlife. The bay itself is home to seals, dolphins and the occasional whales, presenting opportunities to the wildlife photographer and a wonderful experience for anyone interested in seeing these creatures close-up.
Sailing from Staður’s harbour, less than a dozen kilometres from the village of Reykjólar on the southern Westfjords, Eyjasigling’s 19-passenger boat, the Sula, takes enthusiasts out twice a day at 10:30am and 4pm.
Enjoying the wildlife in its natural environment is a fulfilling experience and, with guide, Björn Samuelsson, bringing the bay’s history to life and taking you to the best spots to see the birds, seals and dolphins, it’s one of those truly defining moments in a holiday. Björn also takes you to Flatey or Skáleyjar, the only islands inhabited year-round. Here, you will feel as if time stood still a century ago. The farmers still live a simple self-sufficient lifestyle, collecting eider down, birds’ eggs, fishing and seal hunting.
There is a rich history going back to the Settlement days of the 900’s AD, which Björn tells his guests all about.
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