Getting Around Western Fjords

  • The Ferry Baldur arriving in Brjánslækur.
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  • Cars waiting in line to board the Ferry Baldur.
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    The Ferry Baldur

    by Regina1965 Updated 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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    Ferry Baldur

    by Jozzzef Written Aug 27, 2004

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    This the cheap and easy option to reach the west-fjords. Alternatively you can expose yourself to an expensive airplane ticket or 150 km or so gravel roads. At 20 euro per person and the same for a car, I thought it was reasonable. It takes the little ferry 3 hours including a short stop at the island of flatey. The small-ish ferry can take20 cars but you have to reserve. If you make a stop a flatey the crew puts your car in the docks at breidafjordur as only passengers can get of at Flatey.

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