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Whale Watching in Akureyri
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  • 3 hours

If you love wildlife, don't miss this incredible whale watching cruise in Akureyri. Spend three hours searching for the majestic creatures in the waters of the Eyjafjörður.

Whale Watching in Akureyri

An unforgettable experience awaits you on your trip to Akureyri. Meet your guide at the Oddeyrarbót floating pier at the scheduled time, and get ready to meet some enormous marine mammals!

Climb aboard your whale watching boat and set sail from Akureyri across the waters of the Eyjafjörður, which is one of the longest fjords in Iceland. During your cruise past the spectacular natural landscapes, you can either enjoy the views from the warmth of the inside cafeteria, or from the deck.

As you get further from the coast, you'll begin to spot the first whales swimming in the water. Truly breathtaking! You'll be up close to them, and your expert English-speaking guide will be on hand at all times to answer any questions about these incredible creatures.

At the end of your three-hour whale watching cruise, you'll return to Akureyri, where you'll be dropped off at the original departure point.

Wildlife watching

Keep in mind that these are wild animals, and as such are unpredictable. Depending on the ocean currents, wind and climate, it is possible to see more or less whales.

In the unlikely event that you do not see any whales in Akureyri, the boat will take you to Hrísey Island, around 21 miles (35 km) from your departure point, where there are usually an abundance of whales and dolphins in the waters.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

Adults Children between 7 and 15 years old Children under 7 years old
Whale watching trip
US$ 78.90
US$ 39.40
Free

Whale watching trip

  • Adults

    US$ 78.90
  • Children between 7 and 15 years old

    US$ 39.40
  • Children under 7 years old

    Free

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Duration

3 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Boat trip with whale watching.

English speaking guide.

Thermal jacket.

WiFi on board.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (9:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 78.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Oddeyrarbót 2 Floating Pier, Akureyri.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.