Sailing in Skagafjordur
Sailing in Skagafjordur offer different sailing trips;
The short tour (1hr) takes you first to Bæjarklettar cliffs where are some magnificent basaltic columns that vary in sizes and shapes. The smaller ones result from a fast rate of cooling lava whereas the larger ones that we observe here result from a slower cooling process.
The medium trip (2hrs) takes you to Málmey, a very well preserved island where puffins (lundi in Icelandic) and guillemots (langvía) love to nest during the warmer months. There are high chances that they invite themselves during the cruise!
The long trip (2+hrs) explores the above-mentioned places, Þórðarhöfði and Malmey, but we also sail all the way to Drangey island for a full view of what Skagafjörður has to offer.
Drangey plays an important role in Icelandic sagas as there one of the best known Vikings in Iceland, Grettir the Strong, has been living as an outlaw for three years until he died in 1031. The island is also home to many birds in Summer Time.
Our sailing tours depart every day at 9:30 in the morning, or anytime upon request, and take you around the most beautiful places of the Eastern Coast of Skagafjörður, North Iceland. We offer trips from various durations.
We have fishing rods and all the equipment on board so we love to give you a taste of Icelandic sea angling when taking you on a tour.
But if you want to go on a proper fishing trip, you have the opportunity to rent our boat (Captain is included too) from 1 hour to as many as you wish. You set off from Hofsos Harbour, and head out to the scenic Skagafjördur where you can start fishing. On the way, we pass beautiful basalt formations and learn about the environs history, sometimes making nice encounters with puffins and whales!
The tour is suitable for all ages and the fishing grounds here are among Iceland’s richest. Boat, Sailing in SkagafjordurCods are the most common catch, but there are also haddocks, catfish, and whitings in the water so we are looking forward to know what you get!
If this is your first time sea angling, our crew will be very happy to show you the ropes and pass on their knowledge of the seas.
The boat can take up to 19 persons, 2-6 of which can be fishing at the same time depending on the weather and sea conditions.
Time to take your family or group of friends and catch your meal from the ocean!
Book on their website, hafogland.is
Tour provider: Sailing in Skagafjordur
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