Ferry to Flatey Island
Flatey Island, western Iceland
Charming Flatey sits in a cluster of around forty western islands in Breiðafjördur Bay. A short ferry from Stykkisholmur takes you to this characterful Icelandic village, with opportunities for hiking and an abundance of birdlife.
Beautifully preserved traditional Icelandic houses in cheerful colours greet your arrival on Flatey Island. With only a small single road and a population of just two families in winter months, a visit to the island feels like stepping back in time.
Stroll through the tiny village of brightly painted old houses, stopping at the traditional church and library, before enjoying a home cooked lunch at the island's one hotel, watching locals pass by on wooden fishing boats. This quaint island is home to a dense population of birds, consisting mainly of Arctic terns, and promises a rural and authentic Icelandic adventure.