Akureyri, Iceland
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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English


Maximize your chances of seeing humpback whales on this 3-hour Eyjafjord whale watching cruise from Akureyri. Iceland’s longest fjord is known for attracting these massive mammals for summer feeding. Board a high-speed, specially adapted ship capable of covering all the likely viewing areas, and watch for whales from the viewing platforms and decks. Choose from several departures, including a late-night cruise (June to August), with use of thermal coveralls, raincoats, or blankets included.
  • 3-hour whale watching cruise from Akureyri
  • Sail into Eyjafjord to look for summertime humpback whales
  • Fast, specially adapted ship covers all likely viewing areas
  • Watch for the humpbacks from cinema-style viewing platforms
  • Thermal coveralls, raincoats, and blankets provided
  • Indoor and outdoor seating, plus café and bar on board
  • Several daytime departures available from May to September, plus evening departure from June to August
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).
After three hours, your cruise ends when you disembark at Akureyri.


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, Sep 2018

My tour was last year but I didn't want to fail to add my positive review. The tour is longer than the competitor's tours and we saw lots of whales as well as a seal or sea lion. We sat on front with our warm clothes and the Norwegian survival suits and enjoyed it immensely. We've been whale watching in multiple places and this trip matches well with all of them.

, Oct 2017

Whales everywhere! This was a lot of fun.

, Oct 2017

Loved it! We took the afternoon tour spent the morning walking around the shopping district. User friendly no vehicles.
The whale watch was so much fun. We saw several youthful whales 3 or four were having fun hanging out with each other. Our Captain, tour guide and crew were fantastic, friendly, professional,and so informative. Do make use of the coveralls they will reall keep you comfortable.
Iceland does not have the same restrictions as many countries however,our Captain was very aware of the locations of the whales and kept a very respectful distance close but mot threatening. We got lots of great photos.
I recommend this tour company highly. Go, have a great experience and fun!

, Sep 2017

As we were on a cruise ship we were a bit concerned how we would find the boat for the trip. We shouldn't have worried, the office was few hundred yards away from where the cruise ship docked. A good idea is to arrive about 1/2 hour before the sailing time to ensure you can get a good seat up top. We had warm clothing on but still took advantage of the suits they supply on board. The crew member guide was extremely good and was on the look out for whales constantly. We were very lucky to have many sightings on our trip. Other passengers had gone on a trip with the same company the day before in Reykjavik and had not seen any whales. The company allow you to go again at no cost if this happens. It was a 3 hour trip and excellent value.

, Sep 2017

This was tons of fun.

, Aug 2017

The tour was a lot of fun. There were actually only a handful of people on the boat so that made it especially nice. The crew was friendly and informative, and they seemed to know where in the fjord to go. My only disappointment was the fact that we only saw two whales and no dolphins, and the boat seemed to stay in one place too long to enable further sightings.

, Aug 2017

Large boat with smooth ride. Good guides and lots of whales.

, Jul 2017

It was a wonderful trip with exciting, memorable sightings of whales. The trip leaders gave lots of interesting information which added to the wonder. we were lucky enough to see about 13 whales. My advice is do not be so intent in getting the best photos as you can be so busy taking pictures that you miss the full impact of the sight of the whales and their magnificent movements.

, May 2017

Great tour! We could observe many whales and the explanations of the guide were complete and clear.

, Sep 2016

Outstanding! Knowledgable marine biologist, friendly crew, all in all great experience! Well done Elding!

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