Reykjavík to Breiðafjörður, the Snæfellsnes peninsula
Arvor 250 is a great boat that can take up to 5 people.
You can rent it with or without a captain. In order to rent the boat without a captain,
you have to have validated sailing certificate.
The possibilities are endless, it is up to you what purpose the trip has, it can vary from just sailing and enjoying the nature, to going fishing.
The boat is equipped with a radar, deep sound fish finder, etc full navigation equipment and CD stereo music system.
The boat has full regulation safety equipment:
First aid kit
In addition, the boat provides with everything needed for fishing, also an oven, stove, and refrigerator.
There is a four hour minimum rent on this boat.
Half a day is four hours and starts either at 9am or 2pm.
A whole day is eight hours and starts at 9am.
Other timing available upon request.
Price for 4 hours : 90.000 ISK.
Price for 8 hours : 150.000 ISK.
Here is a suggestion of sea adventure
to the Breiðafjörður!
Leaving Reykjavík and taking the clockwise sea route to the village of Ólafsvík, about 90 nautical miles away.
The town of Ólafsvík has a very decent port; however it is not adjacent to the floating pier where you either dock next to a larger boat or directly at the pier. We recommend calling the harbourmaster beforehand. Tel: 00354 4336921. The town contains a good swimming pool, like other towns and villages around Iceland. You can check the opening hours at or www.snb.is. There are a few convenient stores located in Ólafsvík where you can buy necessities, including oil. There are also various tourist attractions in and around the town.
2nd stop Grundarfjörður
The route from Ólafsvík to Grundarfjörður is about 15 nautical miles. You are obliged to take the official sailing route as there are many underwater rocks and skerries, but the scenery is absolutely gorgeous, most notably in clear weather. These waters also contain a large number of various species of fish. The floating pier at Grundarfjörður is very good. That village can offer most basic services, including a small supermarket, good swimming pool and various sightseeing options, including the world renowned mountain Kirkjufell. This fishing villages has indeed several tourist attractions to offer.
3rd stop Stykkishólmur
The route from Grundarfjörður to Stykkishólmur, the largest town in the Snæfellsnes peninsula, is about 20 nautical miles and one must strictly adhere to the official sailing route. Stykkishólmur is a beautiful town, well situated in regard to tourism and communications. The town contains shops and museums, where the Shark museum comes highly recommended (see www.bjarnarhofn.is). The swimming pool is very popular with tourists, as being very well equipped. You can purchase various trips around the Breiðafjörður waters, including taking the ferry to Flatey, the largest island in that vicinity, or just sail around the multitude of islands, guided by local fishermen and guides. Individual sailors are not permitted to sail amongst the islands, only those with official permission (displayed at the harbour). Thus one, being an outsider, is only allowed to follow the marked sea routes between the towns and villages, this is no place for adventures on your own, the underwater rocks and skerries are way too dangerous. Also, currents can prove very difficult. In Breiðafjörður, one might expect to see whales, various species of fish and birds, and enjoy a pleasant time in this very exciting part of Iceland, including hiking or by renting a car for short trips.