Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri


Make your own way to the pier in central Akureyri to meet your captain in time for a 10am, 12pm, 2pm, or 4pm departure (depending on tour option selected). Don a life jacket and hop aboard a small RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) with space for just 12 people, then set sail along the Eyjafjörður fjord. As you zip along Iceland’s north coast, listen as your guide points out natural wonders and local wildlife including sea birds. Make several stops along the way and if you’re lucky, get the chance to spot majestic humpback whales, as well as white-beaked dolphins, mink whales, and many other varieties of whale. After around 2 hours at sea, return to Akureyri, where your tour ends back at the pier.

Tour info

2 hours
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Why take this tour?

Leave behind Akureyri for this 2-hour whale watching experience. Limited to only 12 travelers, board your boat with a guide who can answer your questions and provide personal service. Search the ocean for humpback whales and other wildlife. This tour includes all necessary safety equipment. Choose between one of four departure times when you book 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?

  • Professional guide

  • Whale guarantee (or come again for free on the classic tour)

  • Life jackets and safety equipment

  • Overalls, goggles, and gloves

  • Food and drinks

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 2h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

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 in certain areas.

Cancellation Policy

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

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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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