REYKJAVÍK - VESTFIRÐIR
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 Westfjords!
Leaving Reykjavík for Ólafsvík, about 90 nautical miles.
Ólafsvík, located in the Snæfellsnes peninsula, contains a very good harbour, which is however not adjacent to the floating pier where you either dock next to a larger vessel or next to the pier itself. We recommend placing a phonecall to the harbour manager beforehand, telephone: 00354 4336921. The town contains a good swimming pool that comes highly recommended. You can check opening hours by email: or surf the relevant website: www.snb.is. There are a few convenient stores located in Ólafsvík where you can buy necessities, including oil.
Route from Ólafsvík to Patreksfjörður. There are about 60 nautical miles to Patreksfjörður. The route contains sailing beneath Mt. Látrabjarg, the westernmost part of Europe, which is very impressive, especially during clear skies. When it’s rather windy, we recommend strongly to take another road, further off the shore, as sailing beneath Mt. Látrabjarg is dangerous during bad weathers when wave height and stream is unfavourable. Regarding Patreksfjörður, where you can find a decent supermarket, good swimming pool and most basic services; you might also want to check in at a smaller village, Tálknafjörður, located in the next fjord to the north.
Flateyri or Suðureyri. Both of these are beautiful small fishing villages. The sea-route from Patreksfjörður to Flateyri is about 36 nautical miles.
Bolungarvík is recommended. You sail from Flateyri to Suðureyri, located in the next fjord, and from there to Bolungarvík, which is about 15 nautical miles away. Bolungarvík is a rather large fishing village, population about 900.
There you find a supermarket and all major services. We recommend a short stroll through that, and the other, villages.
Bolungarvík's website is: http://www.bolungarvik.is/
Ísafjörður is the largest town in the Westfjords, situated close to Bolungarvík, offering most necessary services. There you find an airport, hospital, a swimming pool, shops, restaurants, museums etc. (including Flateyri and Suðureyri).
Jökulfirðir (Glacier fjords) is a national park, where you can spend days just roaming around and enjoy pure nature, friendly foxes and amazing sceneries. You can for example sail to Hesteyri in Grunnavík, for example or even to the deserted Lónafjörður, there you must sail through the midst of the fjord for safety sake, as there are no charts available for that route. You need special guidance, i.e. from relevant parties in Ísafjörður, for sailing in these uncharted waters, including Hornvík. Aðalvík is more to the south, on the other side of the Westfjords peninsula, where it is as well an adventure to go ashore and look around. You can google most relevant information or check out pages such as