The Breioafjorgur Fjord would be a very lovely place for a lunch cruise in summer especially if the weather is fine. Though I went for a lunch cruise on a ferry on a rainy day, the imperfect weather did not make this short tour around the fjord as the Icelandic seafood soup with bread was a wonderful surprise to most foreigner tourists on board and soem of us requested one more bowl of it. I openly said to the big fellow who served us with the soup that the soup was very nice as the scallops, fish and shrimps were all fresh local seafood and I was surprised to have two bowls of soup full of them! The rain might be a disappointment to most who expected nice shots of the basaltic islands which we kept seeing one after another in the harbour and the resultant wet floor on board a hazard for us, but the sudden sighting of a few healthy adult sheep on one of the uninhabited islands was liek an eye-opener to us in the rain. The cliffs consisting of basaltic columns on these islands are not comparable to the huge hexagonal basaltic columns ones with a diameter of about 6 feet found in the geological parks in Hong Kong, but the series of such small islands was quite a scene for me indeed. The toru was on a ferry which was basic with long tables and chairs for passengers and you may buy drinks and snacks on board. The sea was not bumpy and so the ride was reasonably comfortable and not too windy despite the rain of the day. I had been to the fishing village of Stykkisholmur and I did nothign more than takign a few beautiful pictures along the shore in July 2013. This second, winter visit was a very wonderful one despite the poor weather. If you go there on a sunny day in summer or winter, you will love the village and the fjord.
Visited February 2015