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Whale Tour Akureyri

Whale watching in their natural habitat

  • akureyri humpbackwhale jumping
    Humpback whale
  • traveler whatching humpback whale
  • two humback whales akureyri coast
  • humpback whale  on the suface
  • orca on the suface akureyri sea
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1 day
Starts: At 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m., depending on the chosen time, at the meeting point
Ends: At the departure point, 3 hours later
Free cancellation!

Get ready for a unique whale tour in Akureyri. We will set sail to see humpback whales, but you will also be able to see other types of whales, dolphins, orcas or penguins. Here's what this adventure has to offer.

Tour details


  • Professional whale watching guide
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Waterproof overalls

Not included

  • Food and drinks

Important information

This tour is a sustainable whale watching tour where the whales are disturbed as little as possible. The rules for responsible whale watching are strictly followed, and we only work with very experienced captains and guides.

To make the best use of the time, we ask you to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the whale watching tour starts.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 24 hours before the start of the tour, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. Groups of more than 10 people must cancel at least 48 hours before the tour starts. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Whale Watching in Akureyri

Duration: About 3 hours
Group size: up to 200 travelers

📍 Meeting

Our group and guide are waiting for us at the meeting point. After receiving our waterproof overalls and a briefing on all the safety measures on the boat, we are ready to get on board, it's time to set sail!

boats in akureyri harbor

Whale watching in Akureyri

Our boat is specially modified for whale watching, once on board, our adventure begins. The boat has seating, a viewing platform and even a cafeteria. For three hours we will cruise the fjord until we reach the open sea where we can finally start watching the Akureyri whales. 🐳

The expert guides know how to find these animals and tell us all about their behavior. They know everything about the whale watching season. We will also have the chance to see other species such as dolphins, orcas or even penguins.

travelers watching humpback whale


After we have finished whale watching in Akureyri, it is time to return to the harbor. On the way back, you can also admire the fjord landscape and the fishing villages. Once back on land, this unique experience will come to an end.

humpback whale tail

What to bring to Whale Tour Akureyri

  • Warm clothing
  • Gloves and hat
  • Food and drinks

Where does the tour Whale Tour Akureyri start

Meet us at the floating pier, next to the Akureyri cultural center, at least 15 minutes before departure. The exact address will be given to you with your booking confirmation.

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