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Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Hjalteyri

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Akureyri, Iceland

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
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

The north coast is one of the best places for whale watching in Iceland, and this cruise from Hjalteyri maximizes your chances of spotting the majestic creatures. Set sail across the Eyjafjörður fjord on a traditional oak ship, tuck into refreshments on-board, and look out for minke, humpback, and orca whales.
  • Whale watching tour from Hjalteyri
  • Cruise across the Eyjafjörður fjord on a traditional wooden ship
  • Spot minke, humpback, and orca whales in their natural environment
  • Tuck into hot chocolate and cinnamon buns on-board
  • Choice of departure times available throughout the day
Light refreshments
Professional guide
Warm Overalls
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Whale Watching Hjalteyri, Hjalteyri, 601 Akureyri, Iceland

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to Hjalteyri harbor in time for morning, afternoon or evening departure (depending on option selected). Traveling aboard a traditional oak ship, set sail across the Eyjafjörður fjord and admire the wild scenery along Iceland’s north coast.

Along the way, listen as your guide explains the many species of whales found in Iceland, and perhaps spot minke, humpback, and orca whales swimming and playing in their natural environment.

On the way back to shore, warm up with a hot chocolate and some delicious cinnamon buns.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code: Warm clothes, hats, gloves, good shoes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 46 travelers

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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Hjalteyri?
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 Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Hjalteyri.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Hjalteyri?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

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

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Hjalteyri.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Hjalteyri?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 46 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Hjalteyri.

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