Water activity

Reykjavik: 3-Hour Sea Angling Gourmet Experience Tour

4.7 / 5

44 reviews

Activity provider: Elding Adventure at Sea
Water activity

Reykjavik: 3-Hour Sea Angling Gourmet Experience Tour

Activity provider: Elding Adventure at Sea

From US$ 116.47 per person

Set sail from Reykjavik and fish for cod, haddock, mackerel and more on a 3-3.5-hour sea angling cruise around the fishing grounds of Faxaflói. Angle with expert fishermen and take part in a fantastic Icelandic tradition in a responsible, sustainable way.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Fish for catfish, cod, haddock, mackerel and pollack in the abundant waters of Faxaflói
  • Experience an Icelandic tradition with some salty sea dogs
  • Sail the fishing grounds of Faxaflói on a sustainable angling tour
  • Barbecue what you catch on board
  • See Puffin Island
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Enjoy a 3- to 3.5-hour sea angling tour from Reykjavik and breathe the salty air of the fishing grounds of Faxaflói. A must for first-timers and experienced anglers alike, you will be joining in a fantastic Icelandic tradition. The fishing grounds in Faxaflói have attracted Icelandic fishermen for centuries, and the captains of these tours know the area like salty sea dogs. They will take you to the best spots for catfish, cod, haddock, mackerel, and pollack. And what you catch, you keep! The crew will cook the fish that is caught on the boat's BBQ with homemade sauce and potatoes. You'll also make a stop at Puffin Island. Just breathing in the fresh air, being out on the open ocean, and catching your first fish of the day makes this an experience you’ll never forget. All equipment is provided, and there is no need to worry about your sea skills, as the captain and guide will teach you the best fishing moves, if you don't know them already.
  • Rain jackets on board
  • All fishing equipment
  • What you catch is yours
  • Crew BBQ of the fresh catches onboard
  • Excellent guidance
  • Gratuities (not traditional and not needed)

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Meeting point

Exchange your pre-paid voucher for a boarding ticket(s) at the local partner's ticket office by the Old Harbour in Reykjavík

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 44 reviews

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We booked this tour because my 6 year old wanted to go. Neither I, nor my two sons had ever been fishing before, so it was a first for us. The guides were friendly and informative, the rods were easy to use and the techniques was easy to pick up, everyone was catching fish quickly! The captain prepared the fish on board as they were caught, and the grilled fish and potato salad was just divine! The vessel is small and has no toilet, so ladies, pee before you go and have a coffee AFTERWARDS. Men, be prepared to freedom wee if required!

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August 16, 2022

I loved this experience. From the first ten minutes I had already caught a nice cod. The sea was a bit rough with waves of 1m50/2m. One person got seasick and felt really unwell. The captain told us that we had to go back to the dock and that we could come back the next day. I told the captain that unfortunately I was leaving the next day. He then offered to drop off the sick person and go fishing again. I was especially delighted that I managed to catch an even bigger cod that the captain cut into fillets and cooked on the barbecue. That was delicious. He took pictures of me and emailed them to me. A damn good experience

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September 19, 2021

First of all, it's worth the money - we caught two large codes, ate them on the boat immediately, and stopped by an island to watch puffin birds. The crew are very kind and helpful. But the ticket office experience was not great. One personal thing - if you're worried about seasickness, this is not for you. My wife and I were almost dying out of it.

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July 3, 2021

Product ID: 34792