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Sea Fishing Experience from Reykjavik

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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Enjoy an unforgettable angling trip on Iceland’s icy waters on this sea fishing trip from Reykjavik. Whether you’re an aspiring or experienced sea angler, pull on some warm coveralls, and sail into Faxaflói Bay on a comfortable fishing boat. Then, with instructions from the crew, set up the supplied fishing rods and bait, and wait for a bite. If you’re lucky, catch species such as cod, halibut and haddock, and choose to either grill the catch on board or let us prepare your catch for you to take back to your hotel/apartment to be cooked.
  • Enjoy the picturesque scenery of Faxaflói, a bay teeming with fish
  • Good chance of catching cod, halibut, haddock, rockfish and pollock
  • Professional equipment provided
  • Barbeque your catch on board or take it with you
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Fishing tour with expert guides
Protective clothing
All necessary equipment, including fishing rod and bait
Grill the catch on board!
NEW - Special Tours App (available in English, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel transfers (available for an additional fee - please contact supplier)
Geirsgata 11 , Geirsgata 11, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
5:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet the friendly captain and crew on your fishing boat, and don some warm coveralls to keep you cozy. Then, enjoy the views as your boat heads out into the icy waters of Reykjavik’s Faxaflói Bay.

Feel the thrill as you cut through the waves, and set about using the supplied angling equipment. As well as experienced anglers, this trip is ideal for first-timers, so if you’ve never been sea fishing, don’t worry — the crew will guide you through the essentials. All the necessary items, including fishing rods and bait, are provided on board.

Once you’re ready, drop your line and enjoy an exciting angling session. Species you may catch include cod, haddock, pollock, halibut and rockfish.

If you’re fishing in summer (May to August), your boat will pass the islands of Akurey and Lundey during your trip. Both islands are famous for their seabirds and summertime puffin colonies, so keep your eyes peeled for these colorful birds nesting on the shores.

After your fishing session, we can either prepare your catch for you to take back to your hotel/apartment to be cooked, or grill the catch on board.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Hotel pick up: Available to book directly with supplier (extra fees apply).
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Special Tours Iceland
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Sea Fishing Experience from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Sea Fishing Experience from Reykjavik.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sea Fishing Experience from Reykjavik?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Sea Fishing Experience from Reykjavik.

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No way
Beth_R
, Jun 2022
Weather bad we fish in states locals said should have never went out on day like today. . Staff not helpful . No catches no food, offered free tomorrow sailing knowing full well we couldn’t do.
star-5
Very different thing to do in Iceland—and a great time
Jerome_A
, Sep 2021
Caught a lot of fish!! It was fun. It was also delicious as they cooked them on the boat on the way back. Be prepared for a boat ride as it is far out in the bay. The captain has a spot where the fishing is excellent. Mostly cod and whiting.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your Sea Fishing tour with us. This is always a staff favorite in the summer and autumn - grilling fish straight out of the sea is always a delicious dinner option! Cod is the most common type of fish that we catch, but we do occasionally get whiting, rockfish, haddock, and pollock. Thank you for sailing with Special Tours, and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Iceland. Kind regards, Special Tours Crew
star-5
Fish for dinner
Margarita_L
, Sep 2021
This was my first time fishing and didn't feel pressured to catch - though I did. Crew cleaned the cooked the fish and we had nice dinner. It was a great pleasant experience after a long day of hiking.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your Sea Fishing tour with us and we will pass the kind words along to the crew. Thank you for sailing with Special Tours, and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Iceland. Kind regards, Special Tours Crew
star-5
Thumbs Up!
Susan_B
, Aug 2021
We absolutely loved the Sea Fishing! Three different kinds of fish, mostly cod, were caught by people on our boat. We also saw porpoise and a breaching whale! The dinner of potatoes and fish was simple but delicious. Our tour guide and all of the staff were absolutely charming.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your Sea Fishing tour with us and will pass the compliments along to our crew. Seeing whales on the fishing tours can happen, but it's quite rare - sounds like quite a successful trip! Thank you for sailing with Special Tours, and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Iceland. Kind regards, Special Tours Crew
star-5
Great Fishing and More!
Cliff_S
, Jul 2021
So glad I added this fishing experience. We had a very helpful and friendly crew and caught several big cod fish! Then we cruised around the bay with great views of Reykjavik and took a swing by Puffin Island. To top it off, the crew grilled our fish and we enjoyed the freshest fish possible. All this for such a great value. I would highly recommend this trip!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your Sea Angling tour with us and will pass the compliments along to the crew. The fishing tours are always a staff favorite as well - there's nothing quite like grilling a fresh catch straight from the sea! Thank you for sailing with us and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Iceland! Kind regards, Special Tours Crew
star-5
Nice job Iga!
zani_s
, Jul 2021
Great experience. Our guide (Iga) was informative and entertaining at the same time.. we caught several fish (cod) within the first few minutes.. The weather was decent enough for sea angling and overall the tour was great!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your Sea Angling tour with us and will pass the compliments along to your guide, Iga. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Iceland, and thank you for sailing with us. Kind regards, Special Tours Crew
star-5
Loved eating our catch.
Karen_D
, Jun 2021
Nice small group. The fishing was great and the staff helpful. Everyone caught fish and the cooking was amazing. Loved eating our catch!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for the review! We're glad that you enjoyed your fishing tour with us and we will pass the compliments along to the crew. The fishing tours are always a staff favorite during the summer months - fresh fish straight from the ocean is hard to beat! Thank you for sailing with us and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Iceland. Kind regards, Special Tours Crew
star-5
Amazing
Jessica_M
, Jun 2021
The guides were so great and helpful they were kind and the way the cooked the fish was delicious, especially for a person who is very picky.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you so much for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your Sea Fishing tour with us and will pass the compliments along to your guides. The fishing tours are always a staff favorite during the summer months. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Iceland, and thank you for sailing with us! Kind regards, Special Tours Crew
star-5
Fun Icelandic Fishing
mark_b
, May 2021
Caught lots of cod and they prepared it beautifully. Very nice and helpful crew. Nice views and some wildlife.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed your Sea Angling tour with us and will pass the compliments along to the crew. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay in Iceland! Kind regards, Special Tours Crew
star-5
Amazing time, almost everyone caught...
Chrysanne E
, Jan 2018
Amazing time, almost everyone caught fish only one person didn't and they said it was not a normal day - usually the fish are practically jumping into the boat! Boat was spacious so you weren't on top of each other fishing. The fresh fish dinner on the boat was great! The crew was so nice and helpful. Only negative - our boat was having some electrical issues, they couldn't make coffee but gave us free beer instead - totally made up for it.
star-5
The Captain was great to speak with...
John S
, Aug 2017
The Captain was great to speak with as we are both seafarers. Sea was a bit rough but we kept doggedly at it until everyone had some catch, grilled back at the pier wonderfully by the crew due to the sea state being just a little too sketchy for using a propane tank. Only unfortunate was my darling wife caught a larger cod than I. Will certainly do again next time we visit Reykjavík.
star-5
The tour was amazing! The crew was...
Regan L
, Jul 2017
The tour was amazing! The crew was so helpful and great! Caught so many fish. And then they prepared the fish-yummy!!! A must do in Iceland!
star-4
Great fishing trip. We were picked...
Karen N
, Jul 2017
Great fishing trip. We were picked up at our hotel and taken to the old habour where our fishing boat was waiting. There were about 20 people on board but it was not crowded. I think everyone caught at least 1 or 2 fish, large cod. I had not been fishing in many many years so needed a bit of help initially and I went on to catch 4 fish, 3 of which were keepers. The fish were cooked on the way back to shore and with some potatoes made for a very nice meal. I would highly recommend this trip if you love to fish. There was no transport back to our hotel. It was a nice night so we walked back along the shore but could be a problem if were not up to walking. There was no mention of this when we were dropped off from the boat.
star-5
First Class operation from beginning...
Dwight G
, Jul 2017
First Class operation from beginning to end! Super friendly, experienced crew! Spectacular views. Great fishing with a delicious meal served on very comfortable, clean boat. Fun to see the youngest member of our group catch the biggest fish:- I would highly recommend this trip-they truly do go the extra mile to make sure you enjoy the trip!! Dwight Geisler Bloomington, MN
star-5
This fishing trip was a great ending...
danamichel
, Jun 2017
This fishing trip was a great ending to our vacation in Iceland and I would highly recommend this excursion. My sons 11 and 15 had a blast. They both caught a lot of fish, some of substantial size. The captain and crew were friendly, helpful and fun. As we caught the fish, they were cleaned on the boat and grilled for us to enjoy on the way back to the dock. Our expectations were exceeded and we are thankful to have had this great experience.
star-5
A GREAT experience!! This was a...
Kim K
, Oct 2016
A GREAT experience!! This was a small boat and a small group which made the experience fantastic. The captain was awesome. We caught plenty of fish and ate it right on the boat. Would absolutely go again!
star-4
The staff was very friendly and...
Kathie L
, Aug 2016
The staff was very friendly and helpful. I caught a lot of fish immediately. The fish dinner was delicious.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
This was an awesome experience! Our...
Mary H
, Aug 2016
This was an awesome experience! Our entire family had a blast. A bus picked us up at our hotel and drove us to the dock. The crew was friendly and professional. We all caught fish cod, ling, wolf fish. On the way back, the crew cooked the fish and we ate a delicious meal! They also supplied foul weather jackets and all the fishing gear and bait. A bus took us back to the hotel as well.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The crew on the boat were great...
Shawna_H
, Aug 2016
The crew on the boat were great! The cooking of the fish was great!! Good times! Only down side was the people we were on the boat with were annoying, but the company can't do anything about that! Good thing it's a big boat :
star-5
Great experience, great crew. The...
Matthew R
, Aug 2016
Great experience, great crew. The fishing was easy and the catch delicious!

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