1. Iceland
  2. Norðurland eystra (North-East Region)
  3. Akureyri

Akureyri: 3-Hour Classic Whale Watching Tour

Product ID: 69424
Eco-certified
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
Duration: 3 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

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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Important information
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 292 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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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

Nature is impressive!

Two guides speaking in several languages (officially the tour was in English, but one could ask them in French, Spanish or Icelandic). The guides provided information on whales and on the fiord during the tour. We were given overalls for safety reasons, which kept us quiet warm. The boat had toilets, and there was a small bar to buy warm snacks and/or drinks. We saw two whales, each several times, amazing experience, highly recommendable!!

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May 18, 2018

Saw about 5/6 humpbacks; 2 v good at synchronised swimming.

Easy to book online. Warm overalls to wear outside. Bit slow to find whales, about an hour. But then followed a pair for some time as they dived and came up again. 4 instead of 5 as friends saw humpbacks, minke and puffins from a trip in Reykjavik. Appreciate it's the luck of the draw.

June 29, 2017

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Elding Adventure at Sea

Product ID: 69424