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Small-Group Whale Watching from Akureyri

Highlights
  • 2-hour whale watching cruise from Akureyri
  • Spot humpback whales, mink whales and white-beaked dolphins in their natural environment
  • Admire the views along Iceland’s north coast
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Small-Group Whale Watching from Akureyri
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Overview
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.
What to Expect
Make your own way to the pier in central Akureyri to meet your captain in time for a 10am, 12pm, 2pm, or 4pm departure (depending on tour option selected). Don a life jacket and hop aboard a small RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) with space for just 12 people, then set sail along the Eyjafjörður fjord.

As you zip along Iceland’s north coast, listen as your guide points out natural wonders and local wildlife including sea birds. Make several stops along the way and if you’re lucky, get the chance to spot majestic humpback whales, as well as white-beaked dolphins, mink whales, and many other varieties of whale.

After around 2 hours at sea, return to Akureyri, where your tour ends back at the pier.
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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
We saw three humpback whales! We made the trip in late June, we have been lucky with both wheather (after and whales :)

We saw three humpback whales! We made the trip in late June on a speed boat which itself was a brand new experience to me. We have been lucky with both wheather (after the whole day of raining the sun finally came up when we...More

Thank Dominika G
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Dominika G, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with future travellers. We're glad you were able to enjoy such nice encounters with the whales and that the weather was so lovely. All the...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Saw 7 humpback whales, they even jumped multiple times!

I did this tour with 3 of my friends in early June and highly recommend it! We were on a small and fast rib-boat which was a nice, new experience. We were extremely lucky and saw no less than 7 humpback whales doing every possibly...More

1  Thank Hildibrandur
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Hildibrandur, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with future travellers. We're glad your experience with our team and the whales of Eyjafjörður was of positive nature! Thank you for joining us. All the...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Superb guide and boat captain

The crew made certain we saw a whale up close and without disturbing its normal behavior. Our guide was excellent, best I’ve ever had. She loves her work and studying the whales and it shows in her enthusiasm and knowledge along with her obvious affection...More

Thank gastandsib
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear gastandsib, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with future travellers. We're delighted to read about your positive experience of our Express Whale Watching tour and are glad you enjoyed the commentary and services...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile
Awesome experience on the Rib Boat

We did the rib boat tour with our guide, Babsi. The boat ride was fast and fun! They do provide overalls, but be sure to dress warm underneath. Babsi was very informative and friendly! She kept us in the loop of what to look for....More

1  Thank Jeremy K
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Dear Jeremy K, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with future travellers. Glad you enjoyed sightings of Sei whale and porpoises with our friendly crew! All the best, The Elding Akureyri team

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Memorable experience

Just returned from 4 nights in Akureyri Iceland where I was privileged to get photos of humpback whale flutes as they dived, up to 6 humpbacks in the area and 12 sequence photos of a breaching whale. Thanks you so much Elding Whale Watching Akrureyri...More

Thank Les D
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Dear Les D, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate and review our services and for sending us your wonderful photos of breaching whale Ocelet. We are delighted to read about your positive experience with us and thank you for choosing Elding!...More

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