Breišafjöršur bay is famous for it“s many islands and very rich bird life. There are around 3000 larger and smaller islands in the bay, many of them are inhabited by countless bird species. Amongst puffins, black guillemots and common eider also white tailed eagles are found. The bay area is very popular for whale and birdlife watching boat tours. Various boat trips are available from Stykkishólmur town.