A Trip Into the Fantasy World of Breiðafjörður Bay
You watch the net being hoisted aboard, laden with seafood. Open a scallop or urchin at the table and pop it into your mouth, wash it down with white wine and you have a unique, delicious experience! Undoubtedly the freshest sushi in the world! How often can you taste food that fresh at home?
The West coast town of Stykkishólmur is the base for Seatours, whose boats sail the mysterious Breiðarfjörður bay with its innumerable islands. Here, you can see puffins, eider ducks, shags, kittiwakes and sometimes, the magnificent white-tailed eagle. The catamaran tour boat takes you almost within touching distance of the bird colonies on the towering cliffs. This is a big, comfortable boat, with an on-board restaurant, mind you!
It’s a trip into a fantasy world of incredible basalt rock formations like ‘God’s Bookshelf’ and the island of Eiríksey, where Eric the Red fled after being outlawed before sailing off to Greenland.
This tour earns its name and is highly recommended for those wanting something different!
Another tour you can try is Sea Angling in the rich fishing grounds of the bay. As the seagulls look on, you bring up your dinner from the ocean’s depths. You can have it cooked for you in one of Stykkishólmur’s restaurants after the tour! Cod, halibut, redfish and coalfish are the most common catch. You can take your car across the bay, visiting the island of Flatey, where it seems time has stood still in the 19th century.
These are thrilling experiences for all age groups and families, especially, will find it one of the best day’s out with so much to see, do and experience. You’ll want to remember it, too, so a visit to the largest souvenir shop in West Iceland in Stykkishólmur will give you a wide choice of memories.
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