Information about Garðar Boat Wreck
Gardar BA 64 is an old whaling ship, which was rammed ashore in the Skápadalur valley in Patreksfjörður when it was deemed unfit for duty back in 1981. It’s fairly easy to find, yet as with everything in the Westfjords there’s a long way between everything.
The old rusty beached ship is in itself an interesting photography object with a lot of atmosphere and mood. It can also work as a foreground to some aurora photography. You can even climb on to the ship and explore it from the inside. As a photography location it doesn’t require any special equipment. In regard to the light the sun sets directly behind it in early May, which is the only time of year you can get the ship with a sunset, since the location is mainly surrounded with mountains.