Enjoy a 2-hour small-group tour on a fast and specially made RIB boat to get up close to humpback whales. Head out from the floating pier in downtown Akureyri and marvel at the natural beauty that surrounds the narrow and deep Eyjafjord.
What to Expect
Get up close to the incredible humpback whales of the Eyjafjord on this 2-hour tour that starts out in Akureyri, the capital of North Iceland.
With just 12 passengers on each boat, the experience of a lifetime is guaranteed on this whale watching tour. The specially made RIB boat allows you to get closer to the whales and wildlife than on any other type of boat. The RIBs are small and fast, getting you to the viewing area quickly and covering a larger area as you search for wildlife. This means a bigger chance of spotting whales, dolphins, and bird life without disturbing them in their natural habitat.
The Eyjaford is deep but only 6-10 kilometers wide. Its sheltered waters extend for 60 kilometers, and it is the perfect location for a RIB boat tour. It is also a place of serene beauty, framed by massive, glacier-carved and snow-capped mountains, and home to an abundance of marine life. A boat ride on the fjord is an adventure and photo opportunity not soon forgotten.
If you are here for the whales and wildlife, a summer excursion won’t disappoint. The local population, the Eyjaford humpback whales, are becoming world famous. They cruise the fjord in summer in a feeding frenzy and reach the height of their activity when the warm summer sun shines throughout the day and night in June, July, and August.
The humpback whales are the stars of the show here, but you also occasionally spot minke whales, dolphins, harbor porpoises, seals, and, more rarely, killer whales.
If you have a passion for nature and love for adventure, this is the perfect tour for you.
- Small-group tour
- Warm coveralls, goggles, and gloves
- All necessary safety equipment
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
Know Before You Go
• Be sure to wear a warm hat and flat-soled shoes