Greinasafni: Icelandic Times
Seatours: A Sail through a Labyrinth of Magnificent Islands
Do you want to go so close to the birdcliffs that the birds surround you without being bothered by you at all? Then you should definetely take a tour with Seatours, that leads you through the labyrinth of islands on Breiðafjörður bay to show you the amazing wildlife as well as a nature that will not disapoint you.

Seatours have various sorts of tours on offer. They are located in Stykkishólmur, which itself is a sight to see as it contains numerous old and beautiful houses. The “Unique Adventure Tour” is their most popular tour, according to Nadine Walter from Seatours. “In this tour, one gets the opportunity to see some of the most interesting islands on Breiðafjörður, which have multi-faceted bird-life and beautiful columnar cliffs.

“For example, if you are lucky you will see the eagle on this trip as we try to spot their nests beforehand and as we have a special permit to approach its areas. Then there is a great variety of other birds, like the puffin,” says Nadine. The sail itself is relaxing and comfortable, which makes the whole experience more enjoyable. This trip runs twice every day during the summertime, at 11 and 14.30 and lasts for 2 hours and 15 minutes. “On this trip we also fish some scallops and sea urchins and give people the chance to taste this strange and beautiful sea food.

“But if you really want to do the fishing yourself, I would definetely recommend the “Sea Angling” trip. Its popularity is ever-growing, especially among families with children,” says Nadine. You will get your own fishing pole and it won’t take long until fish bites, most often the fish that has fed Icelanders throughout the centuries, the cod. One could say that this is a perfect day out for families as Seatours have made an agreement with the local restaurants in Stykkishólmur to cook the fish you and your family catch. It is certainly a special feeling to eat something that you have caught yourself, especially for the kids. This tour runs twice a day, at 10 and 13 o’clock during the summertime.

In addition, there are also some special customized trips for groups on offer at Seatours. “Those trips are taken on a catermeran “Særún”, which has a bar and a kitchen so you will get a proper feast with a buffet and everything. The same route is taken as in the Unique Adventure tour but the trip lasts longer as people are dining,” says Nadine.

Seatours also run the ferry Baldur, which goes from Stykkishólmur to the Westfjords. Baldur stops at the small and renown island of Flatey in Breiðafjörður, which is a sight one cannot miss. Flatey has various old and picturesque houses, which have, for example, been use as the surroundings in numerous Icelandic films. Seatours offer you to take the ferry to see Flatey and then take whichever ferry you want back. You can even take your car on the ferry and stay behind leaving your car on the ferry, and sightsee in Flatey until the next ferry comes. “We also offer special customized tours for groups to Flatey for those who are interested” says Nadine.

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