Closer to nature | Whales & Birds in Eyjafjordur Fjord

Closer to nature | Whales & Birds in Eyjafjordur Fjord
This express tour will expose you to amazing sights in North Iceland as well as providing you with an intimate experience with the creatures of the deep.
Humpback whales are seen on just about every summer tour out into Eyjafjörður.
Fluking is just one of the fascinating surface behaviours of the Humpback Whale.
The sun sets over Eyjafjörður.
No tour in the world will provide you with an opportunity to get closer to whales than this express tour from Akureyri.
The twin blowholes of a Humpback Whales eject a cloud of steam that, in clear weather, can be seen from a great distance.

Get up close and personal to the incredible Humpback Whales of the Eyjafjörður, a place of serene beauty, abundant marine life and gorgeous surrounding scenery.

This is a 2-hour whale and bird watching tour starts from the floating pier in Akureyri and is the perfect choice for nature enthusiasts looking to experience Iceland's eclectic wildlife.

You will first stop at operator's office where you get geared up in warm, floatable overalls, put on your goggles, buffs, gloves and life vests, then head out to the harbour where you will be greeted by your naturalist and captain for the day. The boats only have 12 passenger seats, making this an intimate experience with the crew, the perfect group size for asking questions.

You will be riding in a modified RIB boats, giving you the best chance to get up close to the animals in this narrow, glacier fjord—the longest fjord in Iceland.

The boats are fast, quiet and small, meaning they can cover a large area in a short amount of time without disturbing the animals. Your crew is also very familiar with the fjord and know the best feeding grounds, meaning you will have a bigger chance of spotting whales, dolphins and bird life without disturbing them in their natural habitat.

The main stars of the tour are, of course, the Eyjafjörður Humpback whales and can be seen in the north all year!

Other species sometimes seen on the tours are White-Beaked Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises and even Harbour Seals. Rarely, Blue whales, Fin whales or Orcas also make appearances. You will also see a great variety of seabirds, including Guillemots and Skuas.

So what are you waiting for? Don't delay any further so book now to avoid missing out on your chance to experience this fantastic Humpback Whale watching tour in Eyjafjörður.

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 10 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Akureyri, Eyjafjörður
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 10:00. 12:00, 14:00, 16:00,

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Excellent guidance

  • Overalls

  • Neoprene gloves

  • Goggles

  • Life vest

  • Refreshments

  • Toilet facilities

  • Pickup / dropoff

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Sturdy shoes

  • Hats

Good to know:

Cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores.

Please make sure to arrive at least 30 min. prior to departure for this tour.

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Free cancellation
Free pickup
No credit card fees
No booking fees