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West Fjords - Flatey - Stykkisholmur

Ferry Baldur

Ferry Baldur - a travel experience in and of itself

A great way to travel! Ferry Baldur daily crosses Breidafjordur Bay between Brjanslaekur in the West Fjords and Stykkisholmur on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. There is a possibility to stop over for some 6 hours at the charming island of Flatey where time literally stands still. And the ferry gives you the opportunity to experience a floating restaurant.

4 230 ISK per adult

Youth (12-15): 50% off

Children (0-12): free

Duration: 2.5 hours

Boarding: 30 mins before

Note: The ticket is ONE WAY, from the West Fjords to Stykkisholmur

A stopover in the island of Flatey is an option

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Ferry from the West Fjords

Travel by boat from Brjanslaekur in the West Fjords of Iceland, to the harbor of Stykkisholmur, in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, and take the car with you, if you want. Ferry Baldur operates all year around and during the summer time there are 2 tours every day. You can therefore pop over to Flatey for a few hours, a whole day or relax and enjoy spending the night.

Literally, a floating restaurant

Stop-overs in Flatey Island: A place where time stands still.

Over the summer many visitors choose to visit the beautiful island of Flatey renowned for its bird life.

The car

If you are taking your car with Ferry Baldur across Breidafjordur bay but want to stop in Flatey ... this is no problem! We just send your car across the bay while you relax in Flatey, and then it will be waiting for you on the other side when you are ready to leave this wonderful island (this service is at not extra charge).

From the deck of the ferry and sailing between islands

Flatey Island - where time stands still

Flatey and its surrounding islands are, as a creation, believed to have forged from under the weight of a great glacier during the previous Ice Age. In terms of size, Flatey is some 2 km long and about one km wide.

The island has only the one single road, which leads from the ferry dock to the so-called "old village", which consists of some beautifully restored and painted old houses of the island's original inhabitants. Most of its houses are from the 19th century so strolling about gives one the impression of traveling back in time. There is, of course, also the old harbour.

The island has a seasonal habitation; most houses there are occupied only during summer. In winter, the island's total population is five people

The island Flatey, where time stands still

On the Island you´ll fin a new hotel 'Hotel Flatey', which is in two beautifully renovated old houses. The hotel also operates a charismatic restaurant that specializes in local products.

Flatey Island is the ideal place for travelers that want to explore the more remote areas of Iceland. It is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the best of Icelandic nature.

There is a lot to see and experience in Flatey Island: unique nature, birds, the church with the stunning artwork, stillness, the feeling of absence of time, the old library, historic sites and the old village ... and when you get hungry you can try some of the delicious homemade delicacies from Hotel Flatey.


Also availabe: if you are traveling in the Snaefellsnes peninsula and wish to visit the island of Flatey, here is your tour.

Note: present your voucher to the ferry's office at least 30 min before departure.


More pictures of Flatey

The ferry crosses the Breidafjordur Fjord from the West Fjords of Iceland to Stykkisholmur, and back

Ferry Baldur - a travel experience by itself

From the deck of the ferry and sailing between islands

Literally, a floating restaurant

Map of the island Flatey, a really unique place

The island Flatey, where time stands still


Ferry West Fjords - Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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