Easy Breidafjordur Archipelago Cruise

4 hours | Grundarfjordur | G U U - 2 4 0
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  • Beidafjordur Cruise
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Gaze at the natural splendor of Breidafjordur Bay on this mesmerizing half-day cruise that begins with a picturesque drive to Strykkisholmur, the largest town on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Take in the magnificent views surrounding this thriving center of commerce and tourism which features well preserved Icelandic houses and buildings. After boarding a motorized vessel at the dock, receive a brief orientation to ensure a safe journey.

Before long, set out for Breidafjordur Bay, a large, shallow body of water whose dramatic racing tides capture the imagination. As the boat's captain points out sights, take in the awesome seascapes that fill every angle of this gorgeous nature preserve. Marvel at the towering cliffs full of birds, the beautiful, still fjords and the celebrated tidal currents racing around rocky skerries and intertidal islets, which number in the thousands. Learn about the area's extraordinarily rich birdlife while taking in endless species including white-tailed sea eagles, arctic tern, cormorants, kittiwakes, common shag, elder, gray phalarope and black guillemots. Notice the many bright-beaked puffins, another inherent species, congregating on the rocky shores. The area's untainted islets provide a haven for these many species of seabirds.

As the journey continues, keep an eye out for the vast array of marine and wildlife that thrive in this rural, undisturbed terrain. Watch the seas and shores for common porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, gray seals, orcas and minke, dark-covered baleen whales that were originally mistaken for blue whales. These magnificent creatures can grow up to 33 feet in length.

During the cruise, watch as a small fishing net is cast overboard to catch shellfish and possibly sea urchin. When the net is pulled from the plentiful waters, marvel at the rich bounty, which will be cleaned, prepped and presented to taste. Savor this amazingly fresh, delicious fare, plucked right from the sea for everyone's pleasure. Should the desire arise, refreshments and other snacks are available for purchase.

Before leaving, snap photos of the awe-inspiring panoramic views featuring the bright blue sky, the cool, sparkling water, the mountainous horizon and the nearby islets, skerries, cliffs, birds and wildlife. Remember these striking images, which are truly unique to this magnificent part of the world.

Special Notes:

Bring local currency or credit cards for additional purchases.

Sightings of the wildlife mentioned below are common. However, wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Wear comfortable shoes preferably with non-slip soles and clothing suited to the day's conditions.

Please note that this is an unguided transfer to the boat in Stykkisholmur. Your guide will meet you at the boat in Stykkisholmur and provides commentary through the PA system.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Drive to Stykkisholmur for briefing nand cruise

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:35
Time at site:
02:15
Free time at site:
135
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
5
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:35