Whale Watching Tour from Akureyri

Whale Watching Tour from Akureyri
Humpback whales commonly fluke their tails.
A guide will always be on the lookout for whales.
The surroundings make sightings even more spectacular.
Whales are often seen in adult or mother-calf pairs.
On whale watching tours, life jackets are available for all who want them.
The crews of different Whale Watching boats talk to each other, so that few tours go without sightings.

Board a boat in Akureyri for a whale watching tour in the incredible Eyjafjörður fjord. On this three hour excursion, you will be taken out on a specially designed vessel to look at the amazing wildlife in the seas around the 'Capital of the North'.

You will begin this tour by boarding your speedy, spacious vessel at the harbour. The boat is perfectly designed to get you swiftly and safely over to the flourishing whale watching spots. As the populations of whales in Eyjafjörður has risen, there have been unprecedented sighting success rates, with many individuals usually being seen on every trip. 

The most common whale spotted on our tours is the incredible humpback whale, best known for its spectacular surface activity; the humpbacks regularly breach and almost always reveal their tails when going on a deep dive. 

Other species you might expect to see are the shy but beautiful minke whale, the amazing harbour porpoise and the sociable and gracious white-beaked dolphin. The blue whale, the largest animal ever to exist on earth, even sometimes pays a visit.

You are also likely to see many birds on the trip. The most notable of these are puffins, which nest in Iceland throughout summer in the millions. Due to this wealth of life, Akureyri offers some of the best whale watching there is.

Your whale-watching crew is composed of ambitious and highly skilled individuals whose goal is to provide you with a tour that matches the golden standard the environment has already set. 

With an abundance of whales, the incredible surroundings of the mountains of Eyjafjörður, experienced tour guides, and a state of the art fleet, you are sure to have the whale-watching experience of a lifetime.

Book now for your chance to see the incredible whales of the North. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Dec.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Cultural Activity, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: North Iceland, Akureyri, Eyjafjörður, Hjalteyri
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 09:00 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 17:00, 20:30,

You meet us at the departure location.
Torfunefsbryggja, Akureyri
  • Raincoats

  • Warm blankets

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Good shoes

Good to know:

It can be colder out at sea than it is on land, so always dress in layers, and wear waterproof clothing. It is very important that you wear good shoes. Heels or open shoes are not recommended.

If you do not see any cetaceans, or if your tour is cancelled due to weather, you can reschedule for a later date free of charge.

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