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Country:
Iceland
In the north western corner of the Atlantic Ocean you find Iceland. On this harsh and cold island people have lived since the Viking age. The rich ocean wildlife is great news for ... morewhales. And not many places in the world is better for whale watching than Iceland. 

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$
100
/ Person
$
40
/ Child
Destination:
Iceland
Humpbacks, minke whales, dolphins and porpoises are commonly spotted during these popular tours. To ensure that the animals are not disturbed by our presence, we sail at a constant ... morespeed towards the whales’ habitat. As a result, a variety of species, from humpback whales to tiny porpoises, often surface within a few feet of the boat.
Surround yourself in history and visit the old village of Hjalteyri, which has a population of 43 inhabitants. Step aboard our traditional oak boat, Knörrinn, North Sailing‘s first ... morewhale watching boat, for a quiet sailing in the calm seas of Eyjafjörður, a favourable habitat of marine life.

This tour gives you the unique opportunity to get in touch with the great wildlife of the North, including whales and seabirds, all under the guidance and expertise of our most qualified crew.

The old herring meal and oil processing factory in Hjalteyri was the largest of its kind in Iceland. The factory shut down in 1966 and now hosts various activities.

Enjoy the scenic surroundings of Hjalteyri and experience the aura of old times. Hjalteyri is a well kept secret in the heart of North Iceland.

Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns included. Warm overalls and raincoats are available if needed.
$
105
/ Person
$
50
/ Child
Destination:
Iceland
Humpbacks, minke whales, dolphins and porpoises are commonly spotted during these popular tours. To ensure that the animals are not disturbed by our presence, we sail at a constant ... morespeed towards the whales’ habitat. As a result, a variety of species, from humpback whales to tiny porpoises, often surface close to the boat.

Departing from Oddeyrarbót pier right in the heart of Akureyri town this 3-hour tour takes you out cruising through prime whale viewing areas.

The tour offers the full whale watching and wildlife experience with professional guides that help to enrich your knowledge and understanding of the fjord‘s ecosystem, geology, history and folklore.
Here 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 ... moreit, 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 behaviour, 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.

Daily departures in 2017:
1st -12th May 2017
13:00
1st June - 11th August 2017:
09:00, 10:00, 13:00, 14:00, 17:00, 20:30

13th May - 31st May
12th August - 30 September 2017:
09:00, 13:00,17:00

October 2017
(after 14th October 2017)
09:00, 13:00
(only at 13:00)

Price per person: ISK 10.990
Children 7 -15 years: ISK 5.495
Children under 6 years: free

Tour fact sheet

Three hour whale watching tour

360° panorama from top deck

Commentary through on board sound system

Amole indoor cabin

Light snacks, sandwiches, coffee, beer & soft drinks available for purchase on board
$
95
/ Person
Destination:
Iceland
Humpbacks, minke whales, dolphins and porpoises are commonly spotted during these popular tours. To ensure that the animals are not disturbed by our presence, we sail at a constant ... morespeed towards the whales’ habitat. As a result, a variety of species, from humpback whales to tiny porpoises, often surface within a few feet of the boat.

Eyjafjörður is abundant in different species of fish. Fishing rods will be available on the boat for those who wish to try a little bit of sea angling.

Tour duration: 3 hours boat tour + transfer time
We offer 2 locations as starting point for your whale watching tour: Hauganes or Dalvík. Hauganes is a typical small fishing village on the west coast of Eyjafjörður about 30 km north ... moreof Akureyri. There we board the oak fishing boat used during the summer season for whale watching.

Dalvík is a small fishing town a bit further along the fjord. With an early sailing time you have the option to return to Akureyri with the passengers from a later sailing and use the extra time to explore Dalvík. The surroundings offer good chances for a short hike. The town has interesting folk museum, good outdoor geothermal swimming pool and more.

Whale watching from Dalvík
Daily departures March - November 2017:

1st March - 30th April:
13:00
1st - 31st May:
09:00, 13:00
1st - 14th June & 21st - 31 August:
09:00, 11:00, 13:00
15th June - 20th August:
09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00
1st September - 15th October:
09:00, 13:00
16th October - 30th November
13:00

Price per person: ISK 9.900
Included is 3-hour boat tour.
Possibility for sea angling.

Transfers to/from Dalvik not included. On weekedays it is possible to reach Dalvik by local bus service. Early morning departure at 08:15, return by bus departing at 15:30 from Dalvik. Bus tickets to be bought on the bus.

Whalewatching from Hauganes
Daily departures: 15th May - 31st October 2017

15th May - 10th June:
09:30, 13:30
11th June - 10th July:
09:30, 13:30, 18:00
211th July - 25th August:
09:30, 13:30, 18:00
26th August - 10th September:
09:30, 13:30, 18:00
11th September - 31st October:
13:30

Price per person: ISK 9.900
Included is 3-hour boat tour with light refreshments and sea angling.

Transfers to/from Hauganes not included. The local schedule bus does not go into the village of Hauganes so this option is suitable for self-drive travellers.

Private transfers to/from Hauganes can be arranged against surcharge.
$
105
/ Person
$
55
/ Child
Destination:
Iceland
Let's go searching for some of the largest sea mammals of the world! Highlights Whales and dolphins Old harbour of Reykjavik ... more

Sailing on the Atlantic

Puffins in summer time

Various sea birds

View of Reykjavik from the sea
The tour commences at our ticket office in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik where you can exchange your pre-paid voucher for admission tickets. Merely steps away you will find ... moreour Visitor Centre, facilitated on board a converted fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier, which is where you will meet our crew for the day. Before (or after) the tour you can stroll through our souvenir shop, have a drink at the Whale Café or enjoy the onboard whale exhibition located in the hull of the boat. The show includes multimedia images and videos of whales as well as fun facts about the cetaceans and other marine animals we are likely to come across on the tour. From that point you will be show to our whale watching vessel where the tour takes place.

Once on board the tour boat you will find several outdoor viewing platforms, a large indoor saloon with an on board café where you can buy light refreshments, basic bathroom facilities and a cloak room where you can borrow one of our blankets or overalls on colder days. You can either stay outside in the fresh air but you are also welcome to stay inside the heated lounge and observe the views from within, through our large panoramic windows. One of our excellent guides will commentate on the sights and views at hand through the intercom system on board and will be available to you and happy to answer any questions you may have throughout the tour.

Summer season (1 April - 31 October) is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at it's highest peak! This is the time when the Minke whales are at their most abundant, along with White-beaked dolphins, Harbour porpoises and the occasional Humpback whales, giving us the chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment. Winter season (1 November - 31 March) is a whole other experience and adventure compared to our summer tours. Each year continues to surprise us with the wildlife it offers. The winter low lying sun is also something not to be missed, as it casts a warm glow over the white-capped mountains surrounding the bay and to breathe in the winter's fresh and crisp air is just incredible.

The most common cetacean in the area are the Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoises. Occasionally we spot other species including Humpback whales, Killer whales/Orcas, Fin whales and Blue whales to name but a few.

The weather can change quite frequently in Iceland and therefore we reserve the right to alter routes and itineraries by sailing from other harbours in the nearby area where the weather or sightings are more favourable each time, which could result in a slightly longer tour. Please consult with our ticket sales staff if you are on a tight schedule.

Please be aware that the tours are run in wild nature and we can never guarantee sightings on a particular tour. The estimated duration of tours are standard times and can change according to conditions at sea. Although our success rate is high, the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores.

Free access to the Elding-Whale Watching Centre
Café on board the boats.
Warm overalls/raincoats can be provided free of charge.

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