On our way to Flatey Island, experience the beautiful surroundings of Skjálfandi Bay on board our RIB speedboats. Flatey Island is a natural haven for birdlife and is extremely rich and diverse. It therefore attracts many people each year. The island offers more than 30 different species of birds during the breeding season.
We offer guided excursions through Flatey's beautiful nature. The island is home to the arctic tern and puffins, which you may watch up close. This is a unique opportunity to commune with nature. From Flatey we head back to Húsavík and sail by the awesome mountains of Vík. If Mother Nature is feeling generous, we may even be able to do some whale watching on our way back.
Special arrangements are available upon request. See also our multi-day bird watching packages.
Please note, that this is a request only. Booking is not valid until confirmed by Gentle Giants staff through e-mail or phone.
ISK 29900 (incl. 11% VAT)
ISK 13900 (incl. 11% VAT)
Not recommended for children under 7 years or < 130 cm in height.
Minimum number of six adults required in a standard tour, or you can rent a boat for a private trip. Contact us for more information and tailor made arrangements.
A specialized guide and warm safety overalls.
May 10th – August 10th.
Tours are made upon request.
Approximately 4-5 hours.
The tour on RIB speedboats is not allowed for passengers with heart- or back problems or pregnant women. The minimum age limit for children on the RIB speedboats is 7 years or minimum 130 cm in height.
For your safety and comfort, we reserve the right to change schedules, even with short notice, should weather or other conditions change.
Flatey is about 2,5 km long and 1,7 km wide. The name means "Flat Island" and for a reason; its highest peak rises only about 22 m above sea level. In 1967 the last inhabitants left. It has not been permanently inhabited since but many people visit the island each summer. Most of the old homes are kept and maintained as summerhouses.