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Whale Watching from Downtown AkureyriOther Water Sports

Whale Watching from Downtown Akureyri

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Maximize your chances of seeing humpback whales on this 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.
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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from HúsavíkOther Water Sports

Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

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Watch for nimble humpbacks and massive blue whales on this whale watching adventure from Húsavík on a traditional Icelandic oak boat. Enjoy stunning views of the Skjálfandi Bay and Vík mountains as you explore the coastline, a thriving pilgrimage place for marine mammals in the summer season. Learn about Iceland’s wildlife and culture with live commentary from your experienced guide, then finish the tour over a traditional snack of hot chocolate and Icelandic donuts.
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Big Whale Safari and Puffins RIB Boat Tour from HúsavíkOther Water Sports

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Big Whale Safari and Puffins RIB Boat Tour from Húsavík

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Discover Iceland’s most iconic wildlife with a 2.5-hour whale and puffin tour from Húsavík on an RIB speedboat. Enjoy views of the Skjálfandi Bay as you skim along the coast, covering an expansive territory in the high-powered craft. Watch for massive blue whales and acrobatic humpbacks, and learn about life beneath the surface from your experienced guide. During the breeding season of mid-April through mid-August, visit ‘Puffin Island’ to find a thriving colony of brightly-colored birds before returning to Húsavík.
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Whale Watching in HusavikOther Water Sports

Whale Watching in Husavik

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Experience the enchantment of watching whales in their natural environment on a 3-hour whale watching tour from Husavik. Climb aboard a powerful boat and relax as an expert skipper sails to spots renowned for abundant whale sightings. Observe wild seabirds and playful dolphins in their natural environment while scouring the sea for sightings of colossal humpback, blue and Minke whales. Warm up with steaming coffee and sweet cookies on board the boat.
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Whale Watching RIB Boat Tour from HusavikOther Water Sports

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Whale Watching RIB Boat Tour from Husavik

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Sometimes whale watching cruises on huge boats make it hard to be able to actually see the ocean life unless you board first and claim the best spots. This whale watching tour from Husavik is on board an RIB boat limited to just 12 passengers, so you’re never in competition for the best vantage points. Plus, its easy to stay warm and safe with an included warm suit and life jacket.
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Whale Watching from the heart of AkureyriNature & Wildlife

Whale Watching from the heart of Akureyri

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Come face to face with the world’s largest mammals on this half-day whale watching excursion from Akureyri, Iceland’s scenic northern port city. Listen to stories about the history and culture of the region from your guide. Then, enjoy comfortable, first-class amenities as you cruise through Torfunefsbryggja Harbor, including an on-site bar with hot and cold drinks for purchase.
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East Glacial River Rafting Tour from VarmahlíðOther Water Sports

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East Glacial River Rafting Tour from Varmahlíð

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Embark upon an adventure in one of Europe's most exciting rivers on this river rafting tour. There's no need to provide your own equipment as everything, including wetsuits, dry tops, helmets, and life jackets, are provided. Your guide drives you from Varmahlid into the east valley where you begin your journey through the East Glacial Canyon to tackle multiple rapids. There may also be the opportunity for cliff jumping before heading back to base to unwind in a hot pool.
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Family Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 2 White Water Rafting on the West Glacial RiverOther Water Sports

Family Rafting Day Trip from Hafgrímsstaðir: Grade 2 White Water Rafting on the West Glacial River

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Splash through the Icelandic wilderness and enjoy family-friendly adventure on this 3.5-hour rafting trip on the West Glacial River from Hafgrímsstaðir. Climb into your drysuit at the rafting base in Hafgrímsstaðir. Then, travel onward by bus to the banks of the choppy but gentle West Glacial River. With your paddle in hand, hop aboard your raft and follow the current downstream. Navigate the course with your guide and enjoy breathtaking views over the rolling riverbanks. Finish your adventure with a cliff jump and a swim in the glacial waters.
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Sit on top kayakOther Water Sports

Sit on top kayak

Take a guided trip on an open-top kayak down the Svartá River. Meander down this gentle river that weaves its way through the peaceful landscape surrounded by scenic north Iceland mountain views and bountiful local wildlife all nestled in the Skagafjörður fjord. In this part of North Iceland which is particularly famous for its horses. Apparently, it is the only part of Iceland where horses outnumber people and if you are lucky enough they might even take a break from their grazing and follow you for a spell. Whether you are after a few splashes or a shorter relaxing drift we can find a starting point on the river for you. This tour is weather dependent, you will get a little wet due to the design of the kayak. It’s a good recreational activity for anyone at any skill level. Age limit is 12 years unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please specify when booking if you will be bringing individuals younger than 12 for the trip.
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West Glacial River Rafting Tour from Varmahlíð, North IcelandOther Water Sports

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West Glacial River Rafting Tour from Varmahlíð, North Iceland

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Float over class 2 and 3 rapids in the West Glacial River on this guided rafting tour. After getting outfitted in the included wetsuits and helmets, enter the canyon on a raft with your onboard and experienced guide. Make your way down the river, enjoying views of the high canyon walls and unique geology.
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Whale Watching in DalvikOther Water Sports

Whale Watching in Dalvik

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Up to 23 different species of whales inhabit the waters of north Iceland, including humpback whales, minke whales, and white-beaked dolphins. This whale watching cruise offers the chance to spot the majestic creatures in their natural environment, as well as enjoying fishing and tucking into a delicious BBQ dinner onboard.
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Whales, Eyjafjörður and Akureyri by RIBSailing Trips

Whales, Eyjafjörður and Akureyri by RIB

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Race through the Eyjafjörður fjord between the mountains in search of whales on this guided small-group tour. From inside a powerful rigid inflatable boat (RIB) get panoramic views of Akureyri in northern Iceland. Be on the lookout for puffins and other seabirds and search for whales in the fjord during this adventure.
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Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from HjalteyriNature & Wildlife

Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Hjalteyri

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The north coast is one of the best places for whale watching in Iceland, and this cruise from Hjalteyri maximizes your chances of spotting the majestic creatures. Set sail across the Eyjafjörður fjord on a traditional oak ship, tuck into refreshments on-board, and look out for minke, humpback, and orca whales.
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Small-Group Whale Watching from AkureyriOther Water Sports

Small-Group Whale Watching from Akureyri

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Iceland’s north coast is one of the best places in Europe to see whales in their natural environment. This 2-hour whale watching cruise from Akureyri is limited to 12 passengers for a personalized experience, and offers the chance to spot humpback whales, mink whales, white-beaked dolphins, and more.
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Whale Watching & Sea Angling

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Enjoy a responsible whale-watching cruise with an eco-friendly company, and reduce the chance of motion sickness by traveling in a large stable oak boat in the sheltered waters of Eyjafjörður. Travel slowly and quietly so as not to disturb the wildlife. This leaves lots of time to soak up the scenery, and you’ll also have the chance to fish from the boat.
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Original Carbon Neutral Whale Watching Tour from HúsavíkNature & Wildlife

Original Carbon Neutral Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

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Whale watching is a popular activity for visitors to Iceland, but it can be tricky for animal lovers to find a tour that is sustainable and non-invasive. This whale-watching cruise from Húsavík is the perfect choice – using low-sound, carbon-neutral boats to ensure minimal disturbance as you admire the whales in their natural environment.
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Whales and Puffins Tour from HusavikNature & Wildlife

Whales and Puffins Tour from Husavik

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Hop a vintage fishing boat for an adventure-filled, half-day wildlife tour, as you set out on the trail of puffins and whales. Get up close and personal with Iceland’s most iconic wildlife species, and get detailed background on their behavior from your captain and guide. Tours include a visit to Lundey Island, home to one of Iceland’s largest puffin colonies, and a whale-watching excursion through Skjálfandi Bay.
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Whale watching on board a Traditional Oak Sailing Ship from HusavikSailing Trips

Whale watching on board a Traditional Oak Sailing Ship from Husavik

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Go whale watching aboard a traditional Icelandic schooner during this 3.5-hour excursion from Húsavík. Learn about Icelandic sailing traditions and take in the wild, rugged, natural scenery of the sea. Light refreshments included.
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Original Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from HusavikNature & Wildlife

Original Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Husavik

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Realize your dreams of watching humpback whales and orcas in their natural environment on a 3-hour Original Whale Watching tour from Húsavik, capital of whale watching in Iceland. After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, climb aboard a traditional Icelandic oak ship and set sail for a prime whale-watching destination on the icy ocean. With luck, marvel at the majestic mammals as they dive and plunge before your eyes, listening to informative commentary from your guide as you observe.
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Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching from AkureyriNature & Wildlife

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Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching from Akureyri

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Ride an Icelandic horse through the countryside, then watch for whales on the Eyjafjord with a 7-hour nature tour from Akureyri. The 1.5-hour ride is well suited to both beginning and experienced riders, and the Eyjafjord is home to a thriving population of humpback whales: you’ll have 3 hours of time on the water, with views of the stunning fjord landscape. All activities are included in this 7-hour nature tour, with optional hotel pickup in Akureyri.
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Whale and Puffin Watching on board a Traditional Oak Ship from HusavikNature & Wildlife

Whale and Puffin Watching on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Husavik

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Coastal Iceland is home to a spectacular range of native wildlife, but to see the best of it you have to take to the waves. With this tour, cruise out into Skjálfandi Bay by traditional wooden oak boat, and watch the waters for dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. Spot colorful puffins and other seabirds with live on-board commentary, and keep warm with a refreshing hot chocolate.
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Whales and Akureyri in the Midnight SunHalf-day Tours

Whales and Akureyri in the Midnight Sun

A truly unique whale watching experience in the magical summer sun and everlasting daylight. The mystical midnight sun and the nature of the fjord provide a unique nature and wildlife experience. To make the tour even more enjoyable and memorable, we often shut down the boat engines to enjoy the soothing sound of the water, the whales and the birds. The Midnight Sun tour is ideal as a relaxing end of a busy day or as a beginning of a fun night in town. If you're in the mood for some light snacks or drinks, have a look at our onboard bar menu - we recommend the Whale Punch (rum infused hot chocolate)!
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