Whale Watching from Downtown Akureyri

Summary

Book your desired boat departure time, and make your own way to the harbor in downtown Akureyri. Then, board your spacious ship, Iceland’s only high-speed, specially modified whale watching vessel, and make use of the provided thermal overalls, raincoats, or blankets. The ship accommodates up to 200 passengers and provides unobstructed views of the seas from cinema-style viewing platforms. As your ship sails, admire the rugged coastline of Eyjafjord, Iceland’s longest fjord. Drink in the surrounding, snow-capped mountains, and chat to the whale watching guides to learn about the humpbacks that visit the area. The summer sun brings a cornucopia of marine food into the fjord, triggering a feeding frenzy from these larger-than-life mammals. Learn about the lifecycles of the humpbacks as your ship uses its speed to reach far and deep parts of the fjord, leaving no likely viewing area unexplored. Scan the seas for whales, and with luck, enjoy some sightings of the mammals as they swim and breach in the waters. You’ll find ample indoor and outdoor seating for viewing the sea in comfort, plus a bar and café for refreshments (own expense). Your cruise ends when you disembark at Akureyri.

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
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Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Experience the incredible humpbacks in the Eyjafjord on board our comfortable sight seeing ship. Family friendly and great value whale watching tour operated up to 4 times a day from Akureyri in North Iceland. Elding is an environmentally friendly company and recognised worldwide for its environmental efforts. The aim, mission and goal is to minimise the operational impact on the environment while offering an unforgettable experience at sea.

What’s included?

  • Warm overalls, raincoats or blankets on board

  • Professional guide

  • Overalls and blankets available to lend

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 3h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Efforts are made to invite passengers to stay 2 meters apart from others whenever possible, but guests are asked to wear a face mask during the tour for their own safety. You can purchase a mask in our ticket office before departure. Hand sanitiser dispensers are available on board.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Elding Whale Watching Akureyri

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About operator:

Elding Whale Watching Akureyri is a family friendly and great value whale watching and northern lights tour operator with two types of vessels to choose from. We offer tours up to 9 times daily, year round! Meet us at the floating pier by Hof Culture Centre in downtown Akureyri, North Iceland.

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