Akureyri: Premium Whales & Eyjafjord

Experience and get close to the incredible humpback whales of the Eyjafjord, a place of serene beauty, full of marine life and framed in by massive, glacier carved and snow capped mountains. North Iceland´s most incredible nature tour.

Product ID: 6990
  • Duration:: 2 Hours
  • Moderate
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  • Meet on location
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Experience getting up close to the incredible humpback whales of the Eyjafjord, starting from the capital of North Iceland, Akureyri. With only 12 passengers on each boat we can guarantee an adventure of a lifetime on this intimate whale watching tour. Our specially made RIB boats allow you to get closer to the whales and wildlife than any other boat can offer. The RIBs are small and fast boats that get you to the viewing area quickly and cover a bigger area as we search for the wildlife. This means a bigger chance of spotting whales, dolphins and bird life with out disturbing them in their natural habitat.

The Eyjaford is narrow and deep, with 60 km of sheltered waters, and just 6-10 km wide, it is absolutely perfect for our RIB boats. It is also a place of serene beauty, full of marine life and framed in by massive, glacier carved and snow capped mountains. To ride out the fjord is an adventure and photo opportunity not soon forgotten. But we are here for the whales and wildlife, and there is plenty of it. The local population, the Eyjaford humpback whales, are already becoming world famous. They cruise the fjord in summer in a feeding frenzy and reach the height of their activity when the warm summer sun shines throughout the day and night in June, July and August. They are the star of the show here, but we also occasionally spot minke whales, dolphins, harbour porpoises, seals and rarely killer whales.

If you have a passion for nature and love for adventure, this is the tour for you!  

We promise.


  • Only 12 person per boat with private guide and specially trained RIB boat captain.
  • Visit and get closer to the majestic and playful Eyjafjord humpbacks.
  • See and experience the longest fjord in Iceland, fenced in by glacier carved mountains just below the arctic circle.
  • Starts from downtown Akureyri, right next to the Hof Cultural Centre.

Important information

Please note: 

  • This tour may not be suitable for pregnant women. Consult your doctor before signing up
  • This tour has an age limit of 10 years and height limit of 145 cm
  • This tour may not be suitable for those over the age of 65 years
  • This tour may not be suitable for those with history of back problems or back injury. Consult your doctor before signing up

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. 

Although our success rate is high, the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores. In case no whales or dolphins make an appearance on the tour, we will offer you a complimentary ticket to try again on the CLASSIC tour in Akureyri or Reykjavík within 2 years. 

What’s included

  • Expert live guidance
  • Warm floatable overalls
  • Neoprene gloves
  • Goggles
  • Headband (Buff)
  • Necessary safety equipment

What do I need to bring

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.
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