Getting Around Snæfellsnes- og Hnappadalssýsla

  • The ferry Baldur
    The ferry Baldur
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  • The ferry Baldur
    The ferry Baldur
    by Regina1965
  • I sailing on the ferry Baldur
    I sailing on the ferry Baldur
    by Regina1965

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    The Ferry Baldur

    by Regina1965 Written Apr 14, 2014

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    There is a ferry which sails from Stykkishólmur to Flatey island, which is one of the Breiðarfjörður islands. It then carries on towards Brjánslækur in Barðaströnd in the Westfjords of Iceland. And back.

    The tickets for the ferry are bought at the sales building in Brjánslækur.

    In summer time the Ferry Baldur sails twice from Stykkishólmur to Brjánslækur with a stop in Flatey island. In winter time the Ferry Baldur only sails once from Stykkishólmur to Brjánslækur and back with a stop in Flatey.

    The boat trip takes ca 2 hours and 45 minutes all in all. Out of these 2 hours and 45 minutes the trip from Flatey to Stykkishólmur takes ca 80 minutes.

    The ferry is both a passenger and a car ferry. It is necessary to phone ahead and book a place for the car.

    On board the ferry is a restaurant, a cinema, a café and a souvenir shop.

    In the winter time it is the only means for people in the southern part of the Westfjords to go to other parts of the country. The roads leading north through the heaths of the Westfjords are closed during winter time. And other roads there quickly become impassable in winter time.

    We took the ferry from Brjánslækur in the Westfjords and brought our car along. We got off at Flatey island and stayed there for the night. We then took the ferry the next day to Stykkishólmur and picked our car up there. It is a comfortable way of travelling.

    Adults: ISK 5.250 (2014).

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    Gravel roads

    by snorril Updated Feb 26, 2004

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    Be careful when driving around Snæfellsnes because many of the roads have gravel surface. You can drive on these roads on any kind of car but you have to slow down. It happens a few times every year that tourists have accidents on Iceland's gravel roads.

    Don't let the scenery disturb your driving on those roads. It is better to stop regularly and enjoy the views with the engine off.

    Gravel road view
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