A place where time stands still
When crossing Breiðafjördur Bay from Stykkishólmur to Brjánslækur or back, there is a possibility to stop-off at the charming island of Flatey where time literally stands still. Most of Flatey´s houses are from the 19th century so strolling about gives one the impression of traveling back in time.
On the Island you´ll fin a new hotel 'Hotel Flatey', which is in two beautifully renovated old houses. The hotel also operates a charismatic restaurant that specializes in local products.
Flatey Island is the ideal place for travelers that want to explore the more remote areas of Iceland. It is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the best of Icelandic nature.
There is a lot to see and experience in Flatey Island; unique nature, birds, the church with the stunning artwork, stillness, absence of time, old library, historic sites and the old village ... and when you get hungry you can try some of the delicious homemade delicacies from Hotel Flatey.
Easy access - Ferry Baldur
Ferry Baldur operates all year around and during the summer time there are 2 tours every day. You can therefore pop over to Flatey for a few hours, a whole day or relax and enjoy spendin the night.
If you are taking your car with Ferry Baldur accross Breidafjordur bay but want to stop in Flatey ... this is no problem! We just send your car accross the bay while you relax in Flatey, and then it will be wayting for you on the other side when you are ready to leave this wonderful island.
Accommodation in Flatey Island
Compared to its tiny size, Flatey Island offers a range of accommodation:
- Hotel Flatey , tel: 555 7788. The hotel is located in the middle of the old village in stunningly renovated buildings.
- Læknishús, tel: 438 1476. Farm-accommodation.
- Krákuvör, tel: 4381451. Farm-accommodation and campsite.
Map of Flatey Island
Here you see a map of Flatey Island. To give you an idea of scale ... there is about 1 km from the Ferry Harbour to the Village.
Map: Jaean-Pierre Biard.