The fishing resorts
Sudureyri is a small village 23km away from Isafjordur, the biggest town in the Westfjords, and it is an ideal destination for all travelling the area. You will find all important services in town.
Sudureyri is a fine example of an Icelandic fishing village and very close to one of the best angling sites in the North Atlantic.
Throughout history, the locals have continued to bring in catches from the sea and prevailed through the difficulties of the fishing industry.
Flateyri is located only 20 minutes from Isafjordur and Sudureyri. The town is quite self-contained and all major services are to be found there. It has its own tranquil way of life.
Flateyri is a lovely place in the calm of the evening when boats slumber by the harbour and the fjord beyond it sports an upside down image of the Thorfinnur mountain. In the shadow of the mountain, the hearts of fish and men beat in time with the tide.
There are 12 new summer houses and 12 newly renovated older houses which easily sleep 4 to 6 people.
The houses are equipped with all utilities, furniture and have a fully equipped kitchen.
The Seigla boats are made in Iceland and are tailormade for sea angling in the harsh waters around Iceland. The boats are 7.80 meter long and 2.85 meter wide with a 130 horse power turbodiesel engine which gives the boat a top speed of 25 knots, The boat can easily accommodate 4 anglers.
The boat is equipped with all necessary navigation equipment including a GPS plotter, Eco-locator, radio to coast-guard, GPS security signal, first aid kit, life-vests, life-boat, extra tank for fuel, pole holder, fish finder, depth sounder, automatic alert equipment for coastal sailing, VHF communications, radio, CD player and fish storage container.
Flights from Europe normally on Tuesdays. Arrival time depending on departure airport. Meet and greet at Keflavik international airport by Iceland ProTravel representatives. Transfer from Keflavik Airport to Hotel Viking or other hotels in the Hafnarfjordur area.
Fishing equipment and other heavy luggage is transferred by van, Tuesday afternoon, from Keflavik airport directly to the Westfjords.
Guests arriving Tuesday morning take their luggage with them to the hotel and the luggage will be picked up by the van in the afternoon.
Guests arriving Tuesday night take their luggage with them to the hotel and further on to the Wednesday morning flight to the Westfjords.
It is also possibile to book day excursions for the week after the fishing and that should be done with Iceland ProTravel (IPT) reps that are in the hotel on Tuesday afternoon. Also possible to book excursions via phone on other days.
Early morning transfer from Hotel Viking to the domestic airport in Reykjavik. A charter flight will take 50 minutes to reach Isafjordur in the Westfjords. Transfer to your fishing resort in Sudureyri or Flateyri. The arrival of luggage.
An introduction for the use of the boats.
Sea angling from Wednesday (around noon time) to the following Tuesday afternoon.
Angling guides and services in the Westfjords (see below).
Luggage is again transferred by van from the angling resorts to your hotel in Hafnarfjordur. Departure of guests from the angling resorts to Isafjordur airport.
Charter flight back to Reykjavik. Transfer from domestic airport in Reykjavik to Hotel Viking (or other hotels).
Day excursions in the afternoon (upon request).
The luggage arrives in the hotel Wednesday night. One night accommodation in a hotel in Hafnarfjordur.
Transfer from Hotel Viking (or other hotels) to Keflavik international airport for departure of your international flight.
Angling guides and services
Iceland ProTravel offers the service of their own angling guides who will inform you about the boat and give you information about the best angling places in the Westfjords.
The guides also offer you a 24/7 service during your stay in the Westjords.
The boat certificates
In January 2009 the Icelandic Government passed a new boat driving license law. This law states that at least one person in the party must have either "Day Skipper R.Y.A Boat Certificate" or the "60 Day Boat Drivers License".
For those not having a boat driving licence, the guides offer a short and simple course for one person in the group, which will confer rights to drive the boat during your stay in Iceland.