Water activity

Akureyri: 3-Hour Classic Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: Whale Watching Akureyri
Water activity

Akureyri: 3-Hour Classic Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: Whale Watching Akureyri

From US$ 92.21 per person


Search for humpback whales in the longest glacier fjord in Iceland on this guided whale watching tour. Admire the natural beauty and local wildlife of Akureyri and Eyjafjord as you sail.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Climb aboard a specially-modified, high-speed whale watching ship
  • Encounter the incredible humpback whales of Eyjafjord, departing from Akureyri
  • Travel with the only environmentally-certified whale watching company in Iceland
  • Help protect and preserve the wildlife and scenery of Iceland's magnificent landscape
  • Keep up-to-date with the online whale diary and monitor sightings and conditions in the area
Full description

Experience the majestic beauty of the Eyjafjord's humpback whales and other marine life in their natural habitat on a cruise trip from Akureyri. Listen to your guide's commentary and discover how the warmth of the summer sun brings vibrant life and plenty of food for the larger-than-life mammals.  Benefit from the services of specially-trained whale watching guides who are experts at spotting the animals. Listen as they tell you about the behavior of the whales and answer any questions you may have.

Journey aboard the only specially-modified, high-speed whale watching ship in Iceland. Capable of carrying 200 people, it provides spectacular views from its cinema-style viewing platforms. Relax aboard the boat and enjoy the ample indoor and outdoor seating. Purchase drinks and snacks along the way from the onboard bar and cafeteria. Experience a pleasant and comfortable ride, even at speed, and share your adventure live on social media with free Wi-Fi.

  • Boat tour
  • Live guide
  • Use of overalls onboard
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Oddeyrarbót pier, next to the Hof Cultural Center in Akureyri.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • There is a very high chance chance of spotting local wildlife, however, the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food available on the shores
  • If no whales or dolphins are seen on your tour, you will be offered a complimentary ticket for the classic whale watching tour, valid for 2 years in Reykjavik and Akureyri
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 535 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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The guides were very nice and gave us a lot of interesting information about whales during the trip. Despite the rather bad weather with rain, we saw humpback whales and it was great! We can also only recommend putting on the offered overalls (available in different sizes) - they keep you warm and above all dry, making the experience on deck even more fun.

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November 13, 2022

The whale sightseeing tour was very nice, we saw so many great humpback whales, unbelievable, the team is very nice and there is enough space on board and there is even a small canteen where you can buy warm drinks and something to snack on, I recommend it to everyone to book this tour

October 31, 2022

We saw a huge group of humpback whales - at least 16 of them. The tour guide also told us a lot of interesting things about the area, Iceland as a whole and the voting behavior, and she always drew our attention to the whales that you can see at the moment. The boat has also been on the road for a long time and made full use of the time.

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October 30, 2022

Product ID: 69424