Skagafj÷rur has an endless number of natural treasures, from the mountaintops to the sea and islands, from the glacial ice in the south to the outermost tips of land in the north. To take a closer look at some of this beautiful natural treasures it's sometimes best to take a boat tour and get a good look at everything from the sea side.
In the bay of Skagafj÷rur we've two islands, Drangey and Mßlmey, and the peninsula Ůˇrarh÷fi. All 3 of them have something special to offer from amazing basalt formations, bird life, historical stories and just overall amazing natural beauty.
The boat tours are leaving from 2 small harbours here in Skagafj÷rur, one being located at Hofsˇs and one leaving from Reykarstr÷nd.
A boat trip out to Drangey is an adventure in itself, the island being a pearl of nature in the middle of the fjord.á The island is a sheer sided palagonite rock aproximately 180m high and provides a wonderful view over the whole fjord.á The bird life on the island is diverse, although the most predominant varieties are puffins and guillemots.á Over the summer months (1.june - 15. august) we offer daily trips to Drangey from Reykir at 11:00 am. áThe trip takes on average around 4 hours, this includes the trip out to the island, the hike to the top and bird watching,á whales are also often spotted on the journey to and from the island.á Come and enjoy nature in all itĺs beauty and experience Drangey in all itĺs splendour.
Cruise around the natural pearls of Skagafj÷rur. We offer 2-4H trips where we sail along the beautiful coastline shaped by impressive basaltic columns, and go to the most iconic rock formations of the fjord: Ůˇrarh÷fi, Mßlmey et Drangey. All tours are leaving from Hofsˇs picturesque harbor.
Ůˇrarh÷fi (202m) is only connected to land by two low sandpits, forming a lake popular for birds. Mßlmey is the biggest island in Skagafj÷rur and has great history of people living there until 1951.
During the trip we get to admire a rich birdlife and also, very often, seals, dolphins, harbour porpoises, and whales (humpback whales and Minke whales) in their natural habitat... Magical, you said?