Fishing and hunting
Skagafj÷rur offers many possibilities for bird hunting and angling.áThere is excellent fishing in many lakes and rivers, and lakes on the Skagi peninsula are particularly popular with anglers. Sea angling is also available, as well as hunting for guillemot, goose or rock ptarmigan. And of course there is always the classic family pastime of fishing from the seashore or jigging a line off the pier.
The Bakkafl÷t Travel service operates a short autumn Bird hunting season each year. We mainly hunt for Goose, Ducks and seabirds.
Goose hunting season opens on August 20th. The ideal time For Hunting is around September 10th when the birds come to the lowlands from the mountains seeking a warmer and calmer weather.
Bakkafl÷t have an agreement with a large number of local land owners in the Skagafj÷rdur region so we are able to gain access to the prime hunting spots within a 30 minute drive of the Bakkafl÷t base. Most of the hunting take place in corn fields early in the morning. á
Bakkafl÷t can provide all equipment and transport need for your trip. You have to provide your own gun, ammunition, clothing and of course the hunting spiritá Most of our guests like to combine a goose hunting trip with a few days hunting puffin & Guillemot on the sea.
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We offer sea angling tours for individuals and groups suitable for all ages.á Rich fishing grounds are within a short distance from base at Reykir and we can also start the tour from Saußrkrˇkur town harbor upon request.
The angling tour is a minimum of 1 hour, duration of tours and departure times are variable upon customer request and availabity.
We have fishing rods and all the equipment on board.
But if you want to go on a proper fishing trip, you have the opportunity to rent our boat (Captain included!) from 1 hour to as many as you wish. You set off from Hofsos Harbour, and head out to the scenic Skagafj÷rdur where you can start fishing. On the way, we pass beautiful basalt formations and learn about the environs history, sometimes making nice encounters with puffins and whales!