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Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri

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Akureyri, Iceland

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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.
  • 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
  • Choice of different departure times throughout the day
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience
Professional guide
Whale guarantee (or come again for free on the classic tour)
Life jackets and safety equipment
Overalls, goggles, and gloves
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

The pier by the HOF Cultural Center in downtown Akureyri

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Not recommended for seniors (over the age of 65)
  • Please note: You must be able to stand in your seat and fit into the provided overalls (max size XXXL) to participate in this tour
  • Minimum height to participate is 57 inches (145cm)
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Elding Whale Watching

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri.

Traveler Tips


  • "Manage your expectations as we did and you'll have a great time." See review

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Best trip of the holiday!!
lgoatham
, Aug 2019
We had the most wonderful experience on this trip. We saw a Hump back whale really up close - he was about 3 metres from our rib. Amazing
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Great whale watching trip - we spent...
voldivers
, Aug 2018
Great whale watching trip - we spent about 45 minutes watching a pair of humpbacks swimming around but they were the only two whales we saw. There was one harbor porpoise in the distance on the way back in. Manage your expectations as we did and you'll have a great time. The raft ride was bumpy and chilly - the overalls, etc. that they provided were most welcome. Our raft captain gave us a fun ride on the way back to the pier. Overall a most enjoyable hour or so.
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Uta_W
, Aug 2020
Freundliche Mitarbeiter, ordentlich „Speed“ zum Ziel. Habe mich trotz des Schlauchbootes sicher gefühlt.Nur die Erklärungen waren etwas schnell gesprochen, dass ich als Nichtengländerin nicht viel verstehen konnte.

Product code: 7090P15

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