Winter Fishing Trip in Árnafjørður
This is an authentic winter fishing experience! We sail in a traditional Faroese boat - the utmost of Faroese handicraft. This Faroese boat was the lifeline of the people that settled the beautiful villages that you see along the coastline. With this boat people sought out the riches of the sea and discovered the rich fishing grounds in the area. Now you can follow in their footsteps.
It is a Faroese tradition to fish for the household in the winter time. According to an old Faroese adage the quality of the fish is best in the months that have an "R" in them - meaning September until April. This time of year the weather is perfect for drying the fish in the wind - an old tradition. Winter is also the best time for making fish cakes!
We sail out from the Árnafjørður marina and follow the eastern seashore by Mjóvin. The fiord Árnafjørður is about 4 nautical miles and is a natural harbour giving shelter from north-westerly winds. Sailing close to the shore we see the varied landscape with ravines and grottoes. Along these shores we must keep our eyes open to seals that have this area as their natural habitat. Up on the steep slopes we see the semi-wild grazing sheep. Weather permitting we may cross the fjord towards Lishøvdi and cast our lines there.
We procede to Bergsmunnin and see the view east towards the island of Svínoy. We sail further along this spectacular coastline towards “Bergið”. Of the coast by Bergið we cast our fishing lines! Typical fish in area are Atlantic cod, Haddock and Saithe, but sometimes we may catch Ling, Tusk and Redfish. At a certain location we will try to catch the beautiful “Reyðfiskur” – a red variation of the Atlantic Cod that has it’s habitat in the seaweed.
Should we be blessed by mother nature with fish, you get to take fish with you to prepare for a wonderful meal! Nowhere on the planet can you find fish as tasty and fresh as this!
- Available: Sep. - Apr.
- Duration: 3,5 hours
- Activities: Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Fishing, Bird Watching
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Departure time : 12:00.
You meet us at the departure location.
Safety: Each guest receives a floating suit, boots, lifejacket and safety training.
Food & beverages: We serve a light meal with water and coffee.
Fish: You can take fish we catch home with you!
Transport to Árnafjørður
What to bring:
Good to know:
This tour needs a minimum of 2 tickets to depart. By booking 5 tickets you ensure a private tour.
Disclaimer: If weather conditions are unsafe the fishing trip will be moved to Hvannasund if weather is suitable there. See “Fishing trip in Hvannasund” for more details. If weather is not suitable in either Árnafjørður or Hvannasund, we will cancel the tour and refund you the full ammount. We will inform you as early as possible if any changes will be made.