Posted by: neilh10 | February 28, 2011

Sea Angling in the Westfjords

With its close proximity to well stocked fishing grounds, it is not at all surprising to learn that Flateyri is an internationally known resort for amateur and semi professional sea anglers.

This year the worlds biggest halibut was landed in the local port by a recreational german sea angler – see the video below

(from you tube)

There are several options for renting out boats and equipment in the village, to help you try and repeat the feat of the German anglers in the video above. A place on a local fishing boat on a 2 – 4 hour trip, complete with rod hire, bait and all necessary equipment costs around 5000 kr per person (2010 prices). No prior experience is necessary for these trips and the local fishermen will show you what to do. You will normally be allowed to keep anything you catch. More information on these tours, provided by one operator, is available HERE

For more serious sea anglers, it is possible to rent a fully equipped professional fishing boat for the day. There is a shop on the village seafront that keeps a store of the very latest in deep sea angling equipment, with rods, lines and bait, all available for sale or hire. If you are in a group, it is possible to get an Icelandic boat driving licence inexpensively, or hire a professional fisherman as a guide.

Overall, pretty much anything is possible, when it comes to fishing in the Westfjords. If you want more information, send me an email at


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