The natural splendor of Breidafjordur Bay shines during this mesmerizing half-day cruise that begins with a picturesque drive to Stykkisholmur, a large town featuring well-preserved Icelandic houses. After a brief safety orientation, set out for Breidafjordur, a sprawling bay renowned for its dramatic racing tides. While the captain narrates, marvel at the awesome seascapes, the still fjords and the celebrated tidal currents racing around thousands of skerries and islets. Learn about the area’s rich birdlife, which includes white-tailed eagles, arctic tern, kittiwakes, black guillemots and puffins. Look for a vast array of marine and wildlife including porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, gray seals, orcas and minke whales. Watch as a small fishing net is cast, then sample its bounty of shellfish, seafood at its freshest. Purchase refreshments should the urge arise. Before leaving, snap photos of the awe-inspiring panoramic views, which are truly unique to this magnificent part of the world.
Bring cash (in local currency) or credit/debit card for purchases. Sightings of the wildlife mentioned are common; however, wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. Wear comfortable shoes preferably with non-slip soles and clothing suited to the day's conditions.