Eyjafjord

Eyjafjord: Our most recommended tours and activities

Akureyri: 3-Hour Classic Whale Watching Tour

1. Akureyri: 3-Hour Classic Whale Watching Tour

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.

Árskógssandur: Whale-Watching Boat Trip

2. Árskógssandur: Whale-Watching Boat Trip

The picturesque village of Árskógssandur is located on the western shore of Eyjafjörður, Iceland, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the tranquil waters of the fjord. Eyjafjörður is a favorable habitat for marine life, so favorable in fact that whales were spotted on all of these tours in 2016. On this whale-watching tour, you'll graciously glide through the calm seas of Eyjafjörður under the guidance and expertise of a qualified crew. This tour is approximately two-and-a-half hours long. This tour gives you the unique and exceptional opportunity to get in touch with the magnificent wildlife found in the north of Iceland, most notably the majestic whales and seabirds. The check in point is located in the reception of Hotel Kaldi.

Akureyri: 2–Hour Whale Watching Express by RIB Speedboat

3. Akureyri: 2–Hour Whale Watching Express by RIB Speedboat

Enjoy a 2-hour whale and bird watching tour starting from the floating pier in Akureyri. Experience and get close to the incredible humpback whales of the Eyjafjord, starting from the capital of North Iceland, Akureyri. With only 12 passengers on each boat, take part in an adventure of a lifetime on an intimate whale watching tour.   The specially made RIB boats allow you to get closer to the whales and wildlife than any other boat can offer. The RIBs are fast and small boats that will also get you quicker to the whales and cover a bigger area as you search for the wild life. This means a bigger chance of spotting whales, dolphins and bird life with out disturbing them in their natural habitat. If you have a passion for nature and love for adventure, this is the tour for you.

From Dalvik: Arctic Whale Watching in Northern Iceland

4. From Dalvik: Arctic Whale Watching in Northern Iceland

Watch whales in the picturesque landscape of Eyjafjordur and inside the majestic mountains of Tröllaskagi, an area just short of the Arctic Circle. Join an enjoyable and exciting adventure at sea and experience the beautiful wildlife and scenery of Dalvík. Explore the waters of Dalvík, where there is an exceptionally good chance to encounter the great humpback whale, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, small harbor porpoises and sometimes even the majestic blue whale, fin whales or killer whales. Get excited about a tour where guests have seen whales or dolphins in 98% of whale watching tours!

Akureyri: Goðafoss, Laufas & The Christmas House Tour

5. Akureyri: Goðafoss, Laufas & The Christmas House Tour

Embark on an enchanting journey through the mesmerizing landscapes and rich history of Iceland. Throughout the tour, knowledgeable guides will regale you with stories of Icelanders, their heritage, humor, and local traditions, making it an ideal adventure for families and anyone seeking a memorable exploration of Iceland's hidden gems. Commence your journey with a visit to the picturesque Goðafoss waterfall, where your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into Icelanders, their heritage, humor, and the local area, addressing any queries you may have. After exploring the waterfall, we head to the historic Old Turf house Laufas and then proceed to the Magical House of Christmas, making it a great tour for families. Goðafoss, located in the glacial river Skjálfandafljót, holds great significance in Icelandic history. Legend has it that a local chieftain named Þorgeir threw statues of pagan gods into the waterfall after the nation adopted Christianity. Hence, the name Goðafoss means "waterfall of the gods." Nestled by the estuary of the river Fnjóská in Eyjafjörður, Laufás exemplifies a wealthy vicarage from earlier times. The old turf-clad timber building dates back to the Middle Ages, while the current structure was erected between 1860 and 1877. As you explore the various rooms and passages, you'll find artifacts from the Laufás house and neighboring farms, offering insights into how Icelanders lived until the early 20th century. The church at Laufás features a pulpit from 1698 and is a humble yet beautiful representation of traditional Icelandic churches. The Christmas House, a year-round attraction, resembles a scene from a fairy tale book, enchanting visitors with its magical garden. Inside, you'll be welcomed by a log fire and the festive songs and scents, even during the summer months. Be sure to seek out the hidden Icelandic Yule lad's troll mother (Gryla) in her cave. The Christmas House and its shop brim with holiday magic, creating a delightful experience for all visitors. Upon returning to town, a short sightseeing tour of Akureyri awaits, completing this captivating excursion.

From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn and Godafoss Cruise Ship Day-Trip

6. From Akureyri: Lake Mývatn and Godafoss Cruise Ship Day-Trip

Discover the magical wonderland of Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Waterfall with an experienced local tour guide. We set off from Akureryi Port with a stunning drive along Eyjafjord to Godafoss waterfall and then onto the famous Lake Myvatn. The tour stops at top popular attractions in Lake Myvatn and the Myvatn Nature Baths. This great value tour includes: Small group tour with an experienced local tour guide and Transport (16 - 17 seater minibus) Pick up and drop off to Akureyri Port Drive along the stunning Eyjafjordur, the longest fjord in Iceland on the way to Godafoss waterfall, the famous 'The Waterfall of the Gods' Lake Myvatn Area including: Lake Myvatn: A lake formed 2300 years ago by a basalt lava eruption Hverir Mud Pools Hverarönd in Námaskarð natural steam vents Dimmuborgir Lava fields and formations with lava pillars known as the Dark Castles Myvatn Nature Baths A wonderful geothermal lagoon in lava fields. Enjoy the bath or relax in the Kvika Restaurant (please note food, drink and entrance fee are not included in the price). If you opt not to use the Nature Baths the guide can take you to visit the Grjótagjá rift and cave: Part of the rift between the Eurasian & American Continents and an old bathing cave while others in the group use the Nature Baths. IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR SHIP'S DOCKING TIMES PLEASE CONTACT THE ACTIVITY PROVIDER FOR CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR SHIP IS SUITABLE FOR THE TOUR.

Dalvík: Whale Watching Speedboat Tour

7. Dalvík: Whale Watching Speedboat Tour

Experience the adrenaline-pumping thrill of racing through the water as you go in search of whales and dolphins around the North Iceland coastline. Meet humpback whales, spot white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, harbor porpoises, and sometimes even a magnificent blue whale, fin whale, or killer whale. Cruise along and take in the picturesque landscape of Eyjafjordur. Have the chance to see puffins that breed in the bay in the summertime between April and August. Relax in suspension seats, which make the tour safer and give more comfort when traveling fast through the water. Head home having seen the rich abundance of Icelandic wildlife.

Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn & Goðafoss Waterfall Day Trip

8. Akureyri Port: Lake Mývatn & Goðafoss Waterfall Day Trip

Explore the natural beauty of Iceland during a day tour of Goðafoss Waterfall and Lake Mývatn. The tour starts with a drive and photo stops along the scenic coast of Eyjafjordur, one of the longest fjords in the country. The first stop will be at Goðafoss, a breathtaking 39-foot-tall waterfall, located in the Skjálfandafljót River. From Goðafoss Waterfall the tour continues to Lake Mývatn driving around the lake stopping at Pseudo Craters, Lavafields, Geothermal mud pools and the Divergent Plate Tectonics. A lunch stop at a local restaurant before continuing the sightseeing around the Lake Depending on the Cruise Ship's departure time from Akureyri Port an additional option can be to stop at the Myvatn Nature Baths for a relaxing soak in the geothermal pool.

From Akureyri: Hverir and Lake Myvatn Geothermal Baths Tour

9. From Akureyri: Hverir and Lake Myvatn Geothermal Baths Tour

Lake Myvatn Classic tour travels through some of the most spectacular and unique landscapes in Iceland. On this tour you will see waterfalls, lava sculptures, bubbling mud pits and steaming vents, underground caves, volcanoes, craters and end the day relaxing in the geothermal waters of the Nature baths. This 4th biggest lake in Iceland is surrounded by lava fields, craters, panoramic views and amazing bird life. This tour takes you to: Dimmuborgir a unique area of lava sculptures and rock formations, Hverir where you can explore the steaming and bubbling mud pits, the underground caves at Grjótagjá. Ending the day at the Myvatn Nature Baths where you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the geothermal waters. A day at Lake Myvatn is a day to remember. The tour departs from Akureyri. The first stop gives you the best views over Akureyri and Eyjafjörður. After a short photo stop we drive on to Goðafoss waterfall. One of Iceland´s most beautiful and uniquely shaped waterfalls. Here we tell you why the falls are important in Icelandic history and give you enough time to explore the area close up. Then we head on to Myvatn. We stop at the pseudo craters for a short while before continuing on to Dimmuborgir. Dimmuborgir is a unique and very interesting area. Visitors are given time to walk among the unusual lava sculptures, pillars and caves. Our guides know everything about this area and will be happy to walk with you and explain how the area was created 2,500 years ago, as well as tell you a few folktales about the local trolls. After a lunch break overlooking Dimmuborgir, we visit the former nature baths located on the tectonic plates between Europe and America. The last volcanic eruption in Myvatn was in 1984 from the volcano Krafla and lava from this eruption is visible everywhere you look. Hverir is an area of bubbling sulphur mud pits and steaming vents, watch your step as you explore this unique area! The Myvatn Nature Baths is our final stop and we recommend you enjoy this optional extra. The geothermal waters are the perfect place to relax before driving back to Akureyri. During the winter months the frost, low lying sun and often snow add something extra to this amazing tour of Myvatn.

Akureyri: Whale Watching in the Midnight Sun

10. Akureyri: Whale Watching in the Midnight Sun

Experience the magical midnight sun and see magnificent humpback whales on this awe-inspiring tour in Akureyri. Enjoy cruising aboard a high-speed, custom-built tour ship that offers unsurpassed views from the multi-level viewing platforms. Relax in the comfortable outdoor and indoor seating or at the bar and cafeteria, taking in the views as you go. Learn about the wildlife and scenery from your highly experienced, friendly guides and feel an important part of the crew by helping the team and tour members spot the whales.

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The tour was amazing, the guide was knowledgeable and the boat was clean and comfortable. The hot drinks available were a great addition to the trip. I would recommend this operator and company for your Whale Watching adventure. A good value for your money and time.

The highlight of our Iceland vacation! We enjoyed it so much that we did the tour again two days later and it was fantastic both times! Absolutely recommended!

I'm glad we saw two types of whales and a dolphin! The explanations were exhaustive. I really wanted to see a pod of whales but that just depends on luck!

Great tour with lots of information and beautiful whales that seemed to enjoy showing themselves. At the end there was even an impressive waterfall.

very good a perfect tour thank you and our guide was petfect. we saw more then 10 wales