Day tours on the oak boat Örkin (The Ark)

Find your sea legs with us on a day tour from Siglufjörður, for an immersive journey through the history and culture of Iceland’s Arctic coastline.

We sail from Siglufjörður harbour towards the old settlement at Siglunes, the peninsula guarding Siglufjörður from the unrelenting waves of the Arctic Ocean. We traverse the fjord, taking in landscapes and birdlife, and if weather allows, we head east, taking a peek at Héðinsfjörður, abandoned by people since the 1950’s.

During the tour you’ll discover the fascinating stories that took place in the fjord, and the people who challenged the elements for survival. Our vessel, Örkin, is a former fishing vessel, offering an authentic taste of local life in a North Icelandic fishing community.

No boat tour is perfect without fishing – and there will be plenty of opportunities to catch your dinner as we try out our skills at sea angling along the way.

This day tour offers a tour on an authentic renovated oak boat, plentiful storytelling, majestic views from the sea, birdlife – and chance to catch your dinner!


Adults 11.900 Isk
Children under 12yrs: 5.950 Isk

Included in price

  • Experienced guide and narrator
  • Boat tour
  • Fishing gear
  • Light refreshments

What to bring

  • Snack and waterbottle
  • Warm layers (twice as much as you think you need!)
  • Hat, scarf, and gloves
  • Camera!
  • Waterproof shoes are recommended.
  • Hand warmers are recommended

The meeting point is at our base camp by the square in Siglufjörður, please be there 30 minutes before the start of the tour. We will be at sea for approximately three hours. Dress warmly! It’s much colder on the ocean than on land.


Fixed departure dates 2024:

July 13th 10 AM

July 20th 10 AM

July 27nd 10 AM

July 29th 10 AM

August 3rd 10 AM

August 10th 10 AM

August 17th 10 AM

Please note that there is a minimum requirement of passengers for the tour to run.

For private bookings and alternative dates, please reach out to us at

We look forward to sailing with you!