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Whale Watching in Hjalteyri
Activities in Akureyri

Whale Watching in Hjalteyri

  • English English
  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Discover one of Hjalteyri's best-kept secrets! Step aboard our traditional oak boat and experience the tranquillity of whale watching in these incredible scenic surroundings.

Whale Watching in Hjalteyri

We'll meet at the agreed time at the port in Hjalteyri (just a 15-minute drive from Akureyri). This is a small fishing village with a population of just 43 inhabitants! Once there, you'll climb onboard a traditional Icelandic oak boat ready to set sail.

When we're far enough away from the coast, you'll be able to start enjoying this amazing experience. There is nothing quite like seeing whales in their natural environment and the turquoise waters of Eyjafjörður are the perfect setting for these marine creatures.

While you watch the giant animals in awe, our expert guide will explain more about them, so not only will you see them swim and jump, but you'll also understand why they behave the way they do.

Plus, while you sail around, we'll also give you a mug of hot chocolate and some traditional cinnamon rolls. It's the perfect way to stay warm.

After this once-in-a-lifetime whale watching experience, we'll sail back to the port in Hjalteyri.


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.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • 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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Adults Children between 7 and 15 years Children under 7
US$ 86.50
US$ 30.80
  • Adults

    US$ 86.50
  • Children between 7 and 15 years

    US$ 30.80
  • Children under 7


More Information


2 hours 30 minutes.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


Professional, expert guide.

Hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls.

Warm and waterproof clothing.

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 (10:00 am) if there are still places available.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in 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.


Yes (imperative to point out when the booking is made).

US$ 86.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

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.

Meeting point

Hjalteyri Port