Witness the incredible whales and birds of Eyjafjörður up close, with this intimate RIB adventure. This excursion should not be missed by those seeking adrenaline nor those with a passion for wildlife.
You’ll find your inflatable vessel at Akureyri harbour. While open, and thus totally susceptible to the forces of nature, you’ll be provided with overalls, gloves and goggles to help you brace it. When you and a maximum of eleven more guests have boarded, you will shoot out into the fjord.
The speed you can reach with a RIB is exhilarating, and the sites that surround you breathtaking. You will be able to see the charming ‘Capital of the North’, Akureyri, behind you, and massive mountains on either side. The mountains of the Tröllskagi Peninsula are particularly vast, being the tallest peaks outside of the Highlands.
At the feeding area of the whales and dolphins, your sightings are likely to begin immediately; summer tours in Eyjafjörður tend to have 99-100% success rates. While any opportunity to see a whale or dolphin is an amazing one, you will be shockingly close to them from your RIB vessel. There have been many occasions when the cetaceans have come close enough that they could be touched.
The main species you will be awing over are Humpback Whales, which are best known for their entertaining and dramatic surface behaviours. However, north Iceland has an incredible diversity of marine life; you may also see white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises, orcas, and even Blue and Fin Whales.
Birds are just as bountiful. From May to September, you will be able to see adorable puffins, as well as auks, fulmars, guillemots, gulls and more.
You will spend two hours zipping through Eyjafjörður, marvelling over the many animals and stunning surrounding landscapes. By the time you return to Akureyri’s harbour, you will no doubt be speechless from your excitement, awe, and fresh memories of the gentle giants of the deep.
Combine whale- and birdwatching with adventure, on this RIB tour of Eyjafjörður. Check availability by choosing a date.
If your whale watch is cancelled due to weather, or in the highly unlikely chance that you do not see a cetacean, you will get to join another tour without charge.