Reykjavík Sea Angling Tour

Have you always dreamed of throwing of the bowlines and fishing your own dinner? Or are you an avid fisherman that casts the line where ever and when ever possible? It makes no matter, this popular sea angling tour, this is a a love all - serve all kind of adventure.

We would like to promise you that simply breathing in the fresh arctic air, being out on the open seas of Faxaflói Bay and catching your first fish of the day will make this an experience you will not soon forget. We have decades of experience fishing the Bay and we will take you to the most abundant fishing grounds, supply you with all the gear needed and teach you all the best techniques and our personal insights and secret tricks.

On board the Faxi you will get all the fishing equipment you need and if you should need one, a rain jacket to keep you dry. Our tours are always fruitful and we commonly catch all the signature fish of the Icelandic seas including; catfish, cod, haddock, mackerel and pollack. 

And the golden rule applies, what you catch, you can keep. However, if you don´t want a bunch of cod in your hotel room you can donate it to the ladies in our sustainable fishball take-away Þúfa, at the peer and they will give you a cup of coffee in exchange.

At the end of the tour you can barbecue your catch on board, fresh and without any fuss, or take it to the MAR restaurant to enjoy a fully cooked meal.

All our sea angling tour start at our ticket office by the Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour in central Reykjavik. You can purchase tickets or exchange your voucher for a prepaid trip. A guide will meet you on board our sea angling boat, the Faxi, which is docked at the floating pier in front of the Whale Watching Centre

Tour highlights

  • Experience the open sea of the Arctic.
  • Catch your first Icelandic fish.
  • BBQ your own catch and try our special sause.
  • You may get lucky and see whales, dolphins and seabirds.



Depatures: 11:00 and 15:30 from the 1st of May-31st of August.

Including: Expertly guided sea angling on the Faxi boat.  We supply all the fishing gear, including rod and tackle, warm overalls and all necessary safety equipment.

Location of starting point: Whale Safari ticket office at Ægisgarður in the Old Reykjavík Harbour. You can't miss it.

Duration of trip: 3  hours.

Hotel pick up: Hotel pick ups start 30 minutes before your chosen departure time. Please be ready to leave your hotel reception or if you are staying in a home, outside.

Minimum: No minimum number of participants.

Age limit: no age limit.

Bring with you: Dress warmly for our northern ocean, so if you have it, bring warm outdoor clothing like a  wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended.**

Keep in mind we are located at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík, easily within walking (0-15 min) distance from all hotels located in zip code #101 downtown Reykjavík. We encourage you to walk, for the environment and your health :)

** We will supply you with a very warm overall and more gear, as well as having some sweaters to lend.


All sea tours and sea angling  trips are undertaken at the responsibility of its participants. Whale Safari does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants may have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk that they assume by booking said activity.