Water activity

Icelandic Sea Fishing from Reykjavik

4.7 / 5

86 reviews

Activity provider: Special Tours Iceland

Icelandic Sea Fishing from Reykjavik

Activity provider: Special Tours Iceland

From US$ 110.83 per person

Set out on Iceland's breathtaking sea for a sea angling adventure of a lifetime! Cast for cod, halibut, haddock, rockfish, and pollock as you enjoy a fun day for the whole family in beautiful surroundings!

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Set out on the sea for a chance to catch some fish
  • Learn the ropes from your expert guides
  • Whether your first time or your 100th, try your chances for the catch of a lifetime
  • Keep your catch or barbecue it right on board
Full description
Make the catch of a lifetime on a sea angling adventure perfect for all ages. Head out on a great boat and find the best troves of cold water fish including cod, halibut, haddock, rockfish, and pollock. Setting off from Reykjavik's Old Harbor, you will head out to Faxaflói Bay, where your experienced guide knows exactly where to angle for the best catch. Along the way, you'll be treated to spectacular Icelandic ocean views, and often guests will spot puffins hanging out on their "puffin island." And even if you've never been out sea angling before, your expert fishing team will help you learn the ropes quickly so you'll be reeling in the fish in no time! Whatever you catch on your 2.5-3 hours on the water can be barbecued right after. Sink your teeth into your reward! If you want to show off your catch to friends and family back home, you can also arrange a special flight case, which lets you bring your catch away from the special tour. Fishing in Iceland is a memory that will last a lifetime, and whether you're a professional fisherman or it's your first time out on the seas, it's a day filled with fun, beauty, and the chance to eat some tasty fish!
  • Experienced guide on board
  • Use of fishing equipment and protective clothing
  • Grill your catch onboard (served with potatoes)
  • App available in English, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese

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    • Pick-up starts 60 minutes prior to tour departures. Please make sure you are ready. The transfer incurs a small extra fee. Only available for registered hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavík.
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    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 86 reviews

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    Had a great 3 hour trip with my wife and kids out of Reykjavik harbour onboard the Rosin. The crew were very helpful, accommodating and professional. First few fishing spots did not yield many fish but by the last location we had so many cod we turned back to harbour. Lovely grilled fish on the journey back which was eaten below deck with potatoes. Mostly cod were caught along with some pollack, haddock and a whiting. My wife and I had wanted to bring some cod away to cook that night as we were camping and were handed a bag of 8 fillets of prime cod as we left. Lovely conclusion to a wonderful trip in Iceland. My only suggestion would be they invest in some new fishing rods as many had missing tips, make sure you grab a good one and check the reel drag is not loose. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend booking a few hours out on this boat.

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    August 29, 2022

    On the actually booked fishing day, the boat unfortunately had a problem with the engine, which is why the tour had to be cancelled. But we were able to go on the fishing trip the following day without any problems and caught a very nice cod and there was free beer because the yield was a bit tight. Nevertheless, we were able to grill a small dinner that was very tasty. Our guides were in a very good mood and entertained us very well. We really enjoyed the tour and definitely recommend it!!

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    July 5, 2022

    Fun and interesting experience. I had some doubts about the guaranteed catch, but I was proven wrong! Really efficient organization, the sailors turned out to be excellent chefs. the captain who pushes the boat at full throttle against the waves and the arctic wind and then shoots music to the ball and comes to dance in the cockpit while we haul Atlantic cod! Recommended!!!

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    June 27, 2022

    Product ID: 24089