For an up close and personal nature experience Icelandic Fishing Adventure (Icefa) is the way to go. Icefa is a family company which provides unique personal boat-tours both around Reykjavík and longer trips up on the Icelandic highlands.
Icefa sails out on 17 feet long ribbed inflatable boats with 25 horsepower motors. Of the smaller boats available and according to Erlingur Einarsson, the founder of Icefa, they are the safest kind. The boats are very wide and spacious and thus will not capsize. All passengers are supplied with a safety suit, boots and gloves. Passengers are invited to take part in all the activities – including operating the boats under supervision. Erlingur claims that by using this type of boat you‘ll get a much closer look at Iceland‘s best. „All those who have been on our tours agree that this is the ultimate nature experience. By taking an active part in a tour of this small scale they say they‘ve truly felt one with nature,“ says Erlingur. Pleasant Afternoon in Faxaflói Bay
Icefa‘s tours are of a varied nature. If you’re looking for a p
leasant afternoon of nature watching, the four hour tour of Faxaflói Bay is the tour for you. The tour starts with a pickup at your hotel or residence and departs from Reykjavík harbour. You‘ll tour the city from the sea before sailing around the islands in the bay, where you‘ll get up close and personal to its inhabitants – the birds, including the colourful puffin. For those in the mood for fishing Icefa offers you the chance to go sea angling in the bay – quality fishing rods and bait are of course included. Bay of Whales
Hvalfjörður Bay was once one of Iceland‘s primary whaling centres. Erlingur has lived in the bay for over three decades and used to work there as a whale cutter. Erlingur utilizes his experience of the area to the fullest in the various tours he offers in Hvalfjörður Bay. In an unforgettable tour Erlingur will follow the whaling boats as they come into the bay and all the way into the bay, where you might be able to see the whalers make the first cut into the freshly caught whale. Also check out the Hvalfjörður evening, where you‘ll watch birds and seals under the midnight sun. Erlingur also knows the freshwater fishing opportunities in Hvalfjörður like the back of his hand and can easily arrange for such trips.
Smaller groups looking for the ultimate fishing experience should ask Erlingur about freshwater fishing in the highlands of Iceland. It is at least a two day trip which will take you to some of the most remote fishing lakes around. Icefa provides accommodation in a camper trailer and supplies food and all equipment needed – all you have to do is show up and have fun. Icefa can also arrange tours to fit your request – in fact their motto is to give the customer as much flexibility as possible. So just call or send an email and arrange the vacation of a lifetime.
More information and booking at www.icefa.is