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Ferries are quite common in Iceland and there are a number of different routes to choose from. Some are mostly used to shorten long car journeys, while others are the only option to reach remote places. Most will allow you to travel by car, and regular sightseeing ferry tours are available during the summer.  For easy access to the Westfjords, the ferry Baldur sails between Stykkisholmur fishing town to Brjanslaekur, crossing the beautiful Breidafjord bay. From Isafjordur in the far north-west of Iceland, the ferry Fagranes takes travellers to the remote and uninhabited areas of Jokulfjord and Hornstrandir. If you are visiting certain islands around the country, such as Grímsey, Hrísey and Flatey, then a ferry is your only means of transport, but for the Westman Islands it’s also an alternative to fly.


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