Exciting 2.5-Hour Whale Watching Tour in North Iceland from Hauganes
Witness the gentle giants of the Icelandic seas onboard an environmentally friendly oak boat with this whale-watching tour in Hauganes village. Nature lovers who want to see humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, and other marine mammals in their natural habitat should book this tour today.
Your exciting sea adventure begins in Hauganes, a small village 21 miles (34 kilometers) north of Akureyri town in North Iceland. The English-speaking guide, your source of information and assistance during the trip, will meet you in this area.
Hauganes village nestles by the banks of the beautiful Eyjafjordur fjord, one of the longest fjords in Iceland. Eyjafjordur is one of Iceland's most popular areas for whale-watching tours because of its fertile waters that attract marine animals, especially during summer.
From Hauganes, you'll sail through the long Eyjafjordur fjord on board an oak boat. The oak boat is sturdy and spacious, accommodating only a small group of travelers to keep your experience as comfortable as possible.
In addition, you'll enjoy complimentary coffee, refreshments, and warm overalls while exploring the fjord. You can do this while posting tour photos in real time with the boat's free Wi-Fi.
Towering mountains, rugged cliffs, and lush valleys will welcome you as you traverse the deep-blue sea waters of the Eyjafjordur fjord. The natural attractions dotting this area in North Iceland are a great introduction to the land of fire and ice's diverse landscapes.
Depending on the whale sighting, the boat may take you deep into the fjord or close to the nearby island of Hrisey. If you venture closer to Hrisey island, you'll likely spot some seabirds nesting there.
The highlight of your sea adventure is an up close and personal encounter with the curious marine animals of North Iceland. With luck on your side, you'll be able to see different species of whales and dolphins swimming in the fjord.
Humpback whales, minke whales, and white-beaked dolphins are familiar sights in these waters. They are known to exhibit surfacing behaviors that will delight every spectator. In particular, humpback whales love to breach and slap their flukes against the water's surface.
Other sea creatures that roam in the Icelandic fjord include harbor porpoises, fin whales, and occasionally even killer and blue whales.
Once you spot any of these gentle giants, don't forget to take some photos, as they may stay only briefly.
After a successful whale-watching adventure in Eyjafjordur fjord, you'll return to Hauganes village, marking the end of this tour.
Please note that this is a meet-on-location tour. Your transfer to and from Hauganes is separate from the tour price, so you should arrange transportation separately.
Don't miss this chance to see the wildlife of Iceland in one of the country's longest fjords on this whale-watching tour from Hauganes. Check availability now by choosing a date.
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Tour joiners are advised to arrive in Hauganes 30 minutes before departure.