When crossing Breidafjordur Bay from Stykkisholmur to Brjanslaekur 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 around the island gives one the impression of travelling back in time.
On the island you´ll find a new hotel Hotel Flatey, which is in two beautifully- renovated old houses. The hotel also operates a charming restaurant that specializes in local products.
Flatey Island is the ideal place for travellers who 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 on Flatey Island; unique nature, birds, the church with its stunning artwork, stillness, absence of time, the 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.
Ferry Baldur operates all year round and during the summer there are 2 trips every day. You can therefore pop over to Flatey for a few hours, a whole day or relax and enjoy spending the night.
If you are taking your car with Ferry Baldur across Breidafjordur Bay but want to stop in Flatey ... this is no problem! We just send your car across the bay while you relax on Flatey, and it will be waiting for you on the other side when you are ready to leave this wonderful island.
Despite to its tiny size, Flatey island offers a good range of accommodation:
Here you can find a map of Flatey Island. To give you an idea of distances ... It is about 1 km from the ferry harbour to the village.