If you’re visiting Akureyri then 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 together 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 special high-speed whale watching ship, which features cinema style” viewing platforms. Also on board the ship, you will find in- and outdoor seating, bar and 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.
No, this tour departs from Akureyri in North Iceland.
Pickup in Akureyri is not included.
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.
Yes, a whale watching tour is a great activity that the whole family can enjoy. There is no age limit 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)
No, lunch and refreshments are not included in this tour.
No, smoking is not allowed on the boat.
If the operator decides to cancel the tour because of weather, you will be offered to reschedule your tour or get a full refund.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.