Flatey Island from Stykkishólmur

Flatey Island from Stykkishólmur
Flatey Island from Stykkishólmur
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Tour description

One of Iceland’s gems, Flatey has a scarce population of five year-round inhabitants.

With the arrival of local cottage owners and tourists in the summer, the island’s community springs to life. All the houses on Flatey have been restored to reflect the island’s colorful style from 100 years ago, offering plenty to see and do. The island boasts unique natural scenery, diverse birdlife, church walls adorned with paintings by Baltasar Samper (father of acclaimed Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur), an old library, and a charming village.

If you’re feeling peckish, dine at Hotel Flatey, or sip coffee and savor pastries at Bryggjubúðin (open from June 1st to August 31st). Alternatively, you can pack your own provisions and enjoy a delightful picnic in the open air with your family. Flatey is a perfect summer escape, blending history, nature, and relaxation in a picturesque setting.

What's Included

  • Guided tour
  • Transport

Good to know

  • FROM 1ST OF SEPTEMBER UNTIL THE 31ST OF MAY THERE IS NO RESTAURANT OR CAFÉ OPEN ON FLATEY ISLAND. DURING THIS TIME IT DEPENDS ALSO ON THE WEATHER CONDITION IF WE ARE ABLE TO STOPP AT FLATEY ISLAND OR NOT. PLEASE CHECK WITH US BEFORE. THANK YOU.

Why Your Friend in Reykjavik Recommends This Tour

In summer, Flatey Island comes alive with local cottage owners and tourists, offering restored historic houses, unique natural scenery, diverse birdlife, painted church walls, an old library, and a charming village. Visitors can dine at Hotel Flatey, enjoy coffee and pastries at Bryggjubúðin, or have a picnic, making it a perfect summer escape blending history, nature, and relaxation.

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