Whale Watching from Hjalteyri

Whale Watching from Hjalteyri
Whale Watching from Hjalteyri
Whale Watching from Hjalteyri
Whale Watching from Hjalteyri
Whale Watching from Hjalteyri
Embark on a whale watching tour from Hjalteyri and make memories to last a lifetime.
Whale watching tours from Hjalteyri allow for up-close encounters with the gentle giants of the deep.
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Embark on an unforgettable whale watching adventure and visit the gentle giants of the deep that live in the waters off the old and scenic village of Hjalteyri.

Step aboard an old fishing boat that has found a new role as a whale watching vessel, taking guests on quiet sailing excursions in the fair winds and calm seas of Eyjafjörður.

Eyjafjörður bay is well located and is, in fact, such a favourable habitat for marine life that one might even spot a whale from the shore. 

Enjoy the scenic views of Eyjafjörður whilst spotting the whales and the seabirds of the north under the guidance and expertise of your qualified crew. Try something unique and spend over two hours at sea exploring wild nature at its best.

Your tour will start in the sales office in Hjalteyri in north Iceland. With the boarding pass in your hand, you can board the boat where your crew will welcome you. 

The crew will make sure all passengers will feel comfortable and warm during the tour. All guests will be supplied with warm overalls if needed, and they will be treated with hot chocolate and cinnamon buns on the way back to land.

Hjalteyri is a well-kept secret found on the west bank of Eyjafjörður with a population of only 43 inhabitants. It is a historic fishing village, situated on the northern coast of Iceland, within a 15-minute drive from Akureyri. 

Visit Hjalteyri and surround yourself with history and wildlife. Come onboard and sail to meet the ocean's greatest inhabitants! Check the availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Eyjafjörður, Hrísey, Hjalteyri
Pickup information:
    Hjalteyri harbour
    Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure. If you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
    • Professional Guide

    • Warm overalls

    • Raincoats if needed

    • Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns

    • Lunch

    • Pick up

    What to bring:
    • Warm clothes

    Good to know:

    It can be cold out at sea so make sure to bring warm clothes.

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    First time on a beautiful fjord, but without whales during the tour. Nevertheless, the crew was top, and we had an other possibility to see whale the day after, for free. We saw this time whales. It was great. Unfortunately we were really unlucky because the engine of the boat decided to stop and didn’t restart after 30minutes on the sea, far away from the sea side. It was pretty scary (especially children) even though the crew was top to manage the problem. Nevertheless, I recommend the tour.
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