Akureyri Whale Watching from North Iceland

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 it, in a feeding frenzy, come the larger-then-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 unsurpassed 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 this, 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.

We are extremely proud of that over 15 years of operation, to have guided more than 800.000 nature lovers in search of the incredible whales of Iceland. 

Come and visit the whales and wild life with Elding whale watching !



• They 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 platform on the front of the ship, ideal to view the the larger-then-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 Harbour, plenty of car parking and within easy walk of any accommodation in town.

Including: Expertly guided whale watching tour in Eyjafjörður Fjord on specially modified Elding whale watching ship..

Location of starting point: Whale Safari ticket office at the floating pier at Hof Cultural and Convention Centre in downtown Akureyri. You can't miss it.

Duration of trip: 3  hours.

Hotel pick up: Hotel pick up is unnecessary in Akureyri, all the hotels and guesthouses are within walking distance of our our ticket office at Hof.

Minimum: No minimum number of participants. If you are booked you are going.

Age limit: No minimum ages.

Bring with you: Dress warmly for our northern ocean, so if you have it, bring warm outdoor clothing like a  wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended.** 

** We will supply you with a very warm overall and more gear, as well as having some sweaters to lend.


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