Akureyri Whale Watching

Experience the incredible humpbacks and wildlife in the Eyjafjord on board our comfortable sight seeing ship.
Available: All year
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Minimum Age: 0+
Pick Up: Pick-up possible
Price From: ISK 11.990
Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance and receive a full refund
Reviews: 1 reviews

Tour Highlights

✅ The only high-speed whale watching ship in Iceland. Comfortable and specially designed for the area with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, toilets and bar/cafeteria.
✅ Specially designed, “cinema style” viewing platforms on the front of the ship, ideal for viewing the larger-than-life Eyjafjord humpbacks.
✅ See the picturesque and serene Eyjafjord, surrounded by towering mountains, little fishing villages, and lush countryside.
✅ Starts several times a day throughout the summer, from Akureyri Harbor, plenty of car parking and within an easy walk of any accommodation in town.

Tour Details

Season: All year, departures up to four times daily.
Including: Expertly guided whale watching tour of the Eyjafjord on a comfortable and fast whale watching the ship.
Location of starting point: Whale Watching Akureyri (same house as Elding and Whale Safari) ticket office right beside Hof Cultural Center in downtown Akureyri, you can’t miss it!
Duration of trip: 3  hours.
Hotel pick up:  Available for an additional fee. Akureyri is a small town so walking will be relatively easy.
Minimum pax: No minimum number of participants. If you are booked you are going!
Age limit: No minimum age for this activity.
Bring with you: Dress warmly for our northern ocean. Bring warm outdoor clothing like a  wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear, and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended. If needed, we will supply you with a very warm overall and more gear, as well as have some sweaters to lend.

Description – Akureyri Whale Watching

The Akureyri Whale Watching is your chance to see the incredible Eyjafjord Humpbacks in their natural habitat. The warmth of the summer sun brings vibrant life and plentitude of food to the fjord and following it, in a feeding frenzy, come the larger-than-life Humpbacks.

Our specially trained whale watching guides are experts at spotting them and telling you all about their behavior, any question you have, we promise you an answer. Our ship is the only high speed, specially modified, whale watching ship in Iceland. Capable of carrying 200 persons with spectacular views from our “cinema styled” viewing platforms. Its speed guarantees availability of whale watching tours from Akureyri, where ever the whales might be located in the deepest fjord in Iceland. With ample indoor and outdoor seating, bar and cafeteria, you can be sure that the ride is comfortable and pleasant even at speed.

 Meet us at the floating pier Torfunef, next to the cultural center Hof in Akureyri at least 15 min. prior to departure. Please note that there is no pickup available for this tour.


All sea tours and whale watching/wildlife trips are undertaken at the responsibility of its participants. Whale Watching Akureyri does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants may have to sign a waiver before undertaking our trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk that they assume by booking said activity.

Please note that for your enjoyment and pleasure, this tour is subject to weather and good conditions. Therefore the tour could get canceled on short notice. In this case, we will contact you with as much notice as possible and offer you to rebook or get a full refund.

1 review

  1. Must do

    This is a must to do when you are in Akureyri!
    I was only with a small group on the boat, that was very nice as well.

    I also like that they don’t use sonars to locate the whales, because sonar waves are very bad for them.

    The guide took her time to explaine everything, and there were some information posters inside the boat as well.

    I did the whale watching in Reykjavik also with Elding but it was not as good as in Akureyri

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