Akureyri Whale Watching Tour

  • Availability

    All Year


    3 hours

  • Difficulty

    Very Easy

  • Pickup


  • Minimum Age


  • Price

    ISK 13.990

Tour Highlights:

  • Whale Watching from Akureyri
  • Humpback Whales
  • Birdlife
  • And more..


  • Whale Watching Tour from Akureyri
  • Use of Warm Overalls

The Akureyri Whale Watching Tour

If you’re visiting Akureyri, you should check out the Akureyri Whale Watching tour! Sail from the harbor in Akureyri out on the stunning Eyjafjörður fjord. During the tour, you will be accompanied by an experienced whale watching guide. They will answer any questions you have, and you will try to spot the Humpback whales that inhabit this area. You might also spot some other species of whales, along with white-beaked dolphins and birdlife.

Departing from the harbor in Akureyri, your experienced captain and crew will sail out on Eyjafjörður fjord. This fjord is known for its abundance of Humpback whales, although their population varies depending on the season.

You will sail on a particular high-speed whale watching the ship, which features cinema-style viewing platforms. Also, on board the boat, you will find in- and outdoor seating, a bar, and a cafeteria. After the tour, you will return to the harbor in Akureyri.

Please note: due to the unpredictable weather in Iceland, the operator reserves the right to alter routes and itineraries as needed. Please read our FAQ section for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is pickup and dropoff in Reykjavík included in this tour?

No, this tour departs from Akureyri in North Iceland.

Pickup in Akureyri is not included.

Where is the meeting point for this tour?

The meeting point for this tour is at Oddeyrarbót 2, next to the cultural centre Hof in Akureyri.

Please be on location at least 15 minutes before the start of your tour.

Is this tour suitable for children?

Yes, a whale watching tour is a great activity that the whole family can enjoy. There is no age limit on this tour.

What should I wear on this tour?

You should wear warm clothes as your first layer, and we recommend bringing a waterproof outer layer in case of rain. Keep in mind that it can get colder out at sea than it is on land.

Several layers of clothes are recommended along with gloves, a scarf, hat and winter shoes.

Warm overalls are provided on the boat (included in the tour price)

Is lunch included on this tour?

No, lunch and refreshments are not included in this tour.

Is smoking allowed on the boat?

No, smoking is not allowed on the boat.

What happens if my tour is canceled due to weather?

If the operator decides to cancel the tour because of weather, you will be offered to reschedule your tour or get a full refund.

Are sightings of whales guaranteed on this tour?

As these are wild animals, sightings can never be guaranteed.

If no whales or dolphins make an appearance on your tour you will be offered complimentary tickets for another tour, valid for 2 years.

Is the morning or afternoon tour better for spotting whales?

As the whales are wild animals there is no way to predict if it’s more likely to see them in the morning or in the afternoon.

What is the cancellation policy for this tour?

Reservations can be canceled 24 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@iat.is.

Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 24 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).

If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible. 

The meeting point for this tour is at Oddeyrarbót 2, next to the cultural center Hof in Akureyri.

Please keep in mind that you need to be on location at least 15 minutes before the start of your tour.

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