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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 9 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic Whale Watching Experience

We visited Akureyri on Celebrity Silhouette and booked this tour independently and it was well worth it. Our guide who was a marine expert from the Netherlands was excellent and we were lucky to see 4 humpbacks together who were just a few feet away...More

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

Dear Simon C, Thank very much you for taking the time to rate our tour. We're glad to hear about your positive experience of our your and hope you enjoyed the whales, wildlife and scenery of Eyjafjörður! All the best, The Whale Watching Akureyri team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Akureyri Whale watching via Elden Rib (12-seater boat)

What an amazing time we have had, just wanted to take the opportunity to thank our wonderful guide (an amazing Italian lady with perfect English) who's name I unfortunately cannot remember and an amazing captain who raced us round back and forwards between the whales...More

Thank clarityvdc
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear clarityvdc, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate and write a very detailed review of our Express Whale Watching tour and for sharing your experience with other travellers. We're glad you enjoyed your day out with our lovely crew in Eyjafjörður....More

Reviewed 20 July 2018
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 DominikaG1087
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

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 18 July 2018

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 9 August 2018

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

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