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Akureyri: 3-Hour Classic Whale Watching Tour

Akureyri: 3-Hour Classic Whale Watching Tour

From $100.95 per person

Search for incredible humpback whales in the longest and most beautiful glacier fjord in Iceland. Experience the stunning nature and wildlife of Akureyri and Eyjafjord up-close on a 3-hour whale watching cruise. Benefit from almost guaranteed sightings.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 3-hour tour from Akureyri. Discover how the warmth of the summer sun brings vibrant life and plenty of food to the fjord 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 on-board bar and cafeteria. Experience a pleasant and comfortable ride, even at speed, and share your adventure live on social media with the free Wi-Fi.
Includes
  • Live guide
  • Use of overalls on board the boat
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Floating pier of Oddeyrarbót 2, next to the Hof cultural center in Akureyri at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

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Know before you go

  • Please note that there is a 99% chance of seeing the wildlife. However the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability on the shores. The most common species in the area are humpback whales. 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 312 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Nachdem die Tour 2x verschoben werden musste (zuerst mangels Teilnehmer,danach wegen zu hohem Wellengang),wurden wir auf ein kleineres Schiff zugewiesen.Es hat teilweise stark geschaukelt und wir waren um die Reiseübelkeitskaugummi extrem froh.Es hat ca 2 Stunden gedauert,bis wir den Wal und die Delfine gesehen haben.Es hat sich aber gelohnt.Es war ein super Erlebnis!Da die Tiere eine spektakuläre Show zeigten,konnten wir länger bleiben und sind dann erst na 4 Stunden zurückgekehrt.Sehr empfehlenswert die Tour.

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July 25, 2020

We saw some humpback whales. The Elding ship has closed cabins so that you can warm up in between. This is important the currently -8 degree. I also saw another tour boat without a cabin. Buh you have to endure 3 hours. Although there is thermal overalls everywhere. The guild was super nice.

December 26, 2019

Good tour, only unfortunately a whale

We liked the tour, the ship was big. There were only a few people on the ship with us. On the ship you can take wind suits, which are great protection against the cold wind. Unfortunately we only saw one humpback whale in the distance in the whole 3 hours. So we were a little disappointed. Too bad.

August 17, 2019

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