Whale Watching in Akureyri & Reykjavík | Two Port Ticket

A humpback breaching, revealing the largest pectoral fins in the animal kingdom.
You will not just see the whales from a distance; with any luck, they will investigate your boat.
If any species of whale shows its tail flukes, it is an indication that it is going on a deep dive and you won't see it for several minutes.
The knobbly face of one of Iceland's great whales.
The shadowy tail of a diving whale at twilight.
A Minke Whale, the most common rorqual in Faxaflói Bay.

Book this ticket to have two whale watches in Iceland, one from Reykjavík and one from the northern town of Akureyri. Iceland's whale life is one of its major attractions, and every whale watch is completely different, with a world of possibility.

By booking this tour, you will have an open ticket from each of these ports. You can either book specific dates, or just show up at each office and jump on an available trip.

From Reykjavík, your whale-watch will set out into Faxaflói Bay. Here, the most common species of great whale is the Minke Whale, which you will hopefully see in abundance. Humpback Whales are also very common, especially in the heights of summer.

From Akureyri, you head into the fjord Eyjafjörður. Here, the opposite is the case; you are more likely to see Humpbacks, but Minkes are still a common sight.

In both locations, Harbour Porpoises and White Beaked Dolphins are very common, and both have a wealth of birdlife. In summer, this includes puffins. No matter where you are whale watching from in the country, you also have a slight chance of seeing other creatures such as Beaked Whales, Orcas, Pilot Whales, and even Blue and Fin Whales. 

On neither tour do you need to worry about the cold of the sea air; both whale-watching vessels have indoor areas and the option of borrowing overalls, as well as bars which offer hot drinks, as well as other beverages.

Another similarity between the two whale-watches you will embark on is the fact that the surrounding nature will be mind-blowing. From Reykjavík, you'll be able to see the Whale Fjord, Hvalfjörður, as well as Mount Esjan and the Reykjanes Peninsula. From Akureyri, you will be able to see the incredible mountains of the Tröllaskagi Peninsula, as well as the stunning coastline of Eyjafjörður.

If you do not see any cetaceans (whales, dolphins or porpoises) on either one of the tours, you will get a free ticket to try again, valid for two years.

Take this opportunity to see the whales of Iceland . Check the booking availability above by pressing "Choose a date."

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Nov.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Whale Watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: North Iceland, West Iceland , Reykjavík, Akureyri, Faxaflói, Reykjanes, Hvalfjörður, Eyjafjörður, Esjan, Reykjavík Harbour, Tröllaskagi, Ring Road
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : Flexible

You meet us at the departure location.
Akureyri pier
  • Two Whale Watching tours

  • Excellent guidance

  • Free Wi-Fi on board

  • Overalls 

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Sturdy shoes

  • Clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather

Good to know:

Stay warm in the unpredictable Icelandic weather. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.

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Continue to reserve a spot on this trip. You can contact us any time to change your booking. Choose a date to find availability and see prices

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GENERAL: These terms apply to purchases of service(s) from the web address www.elding.is, which is run by Elding Whale Watching. The terms identify on the one hand Elding’s rights and duties and on the other the service buyer’s rights and duties. All communication regarding reservation of services, changes and cancellations shall be in writing and may be sent using e-mail or fax, or through the postal service, if time permits.

ONLINE: Service buyers can book all Elding Whale Watching’s tours until 1 hour prior to the scheduled departure. When booking a tour online, a confirmation and booking number will be sent to the e-mail provided in the booking process stating departure time and date. Paying online entitles service buyers to a 5% discount. Upon receipt of full payment, a service voucher will be sent to the e-mail provided in the booking process stating departure time and date. It is the service buyer’s responsibility to safeguard the voucher and present it to the relevant service partner as payment for each service rendered.*Please make sure that you fill in correctly all the specific fields.

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CHANGE OF RESERVATION: If you need to make changes to your reservation we ask you to send us a notification as soon as possible, and not later than 12 hours before departure. Changes received less than 12 hours before departure may be subject to levy according to Elding Whale Watching’s current tariffs and the policy of our service partners.

CANCELLATION POLICY: For cancellations we ask you to send us a notification as soon as possible, and not later than 24 hours before departure in order to receive a full refund. In case of cancellation on our behalf we notify you with as much notice as possible using the contact details provided in the booking process and naturally refund the tour price.

VALIDITY OF PRICES: All rates quoted are based on current purchasing prices in Iceland. Elding Whale Watching reserves the right to increase prices already quoted or published in our price lists without notice in the event of currency fluctuation, government taxes, or any other cost increases that are outside our control. Any eventual changes in rates will not be made with less then 4 weeks’ notice before scheduled departure.

CHILDREN: Discounts for children are subject to the nature of the services and our service partners terms.

TOUR DEPARTURE: All our tours start from Reykjavík’s old harbour. The departure time is indicated on your confirmation/voucher. It is the service buyer’s responsibility to arrive at our tour office in time to check in and to board the boat.

LIABILITY: Elding Whale Watching reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables, change or cancel tour dates should the necessity arise, including irregularities due to adverse weather. The tours are run in wild nature and we can never guarantee sightings on a particular tour. In the unlikely event that no whales or dolphins are spotted during the tour we do not refund the tour price but offer a complimentary whale watching tour valid for two years. The estimated duration of tours are standard times and can change according to sea conditions. All activities are undertaken entirely at clients own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Elding Whale Watching guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All tours and outdoor activities carry inherent risks and Elding Whale Watching does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions or are caused by factors outside of human control (Force majeure). Elding Whale watching, it’s managers and staff accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage of passenger’s property on our boats. With the purchase of your trip you agree to these conditions, understand its implications and accept responsibility for your participation during your tour.

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