Breiðafjörður is a large shallow bay, about 50 km wide and 125 km long, renowned for its stunning natural beauty, with a perfect frame of high and low mountains highlighting the scenery. The bay has a spectacular land and seascape consisting of shallow seas, small fjords and bays and an inner part of intertidal areas dotted with countless islands, islets and skerries.
The birdlife in the bay is extraordinary rich and is characterized by species who are dependent on the marine ecosystem, like seabirds and waders. It’s a paradise for bird watchers who might even be lucky enough to spot the majestic while tailed eagle.
The ferry Baldur crosses the bay on a daily basis, shortening the route between the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the West Fjords region.