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Classic Whale Watching Akureyri

  • 99% sighting success of Humpback whales
  • Excellent live guiding
  • Magnificent views
  • No whales? Come again for free!

With up to four departures in summer, we operate whale watching tours out of Torfunef pier in the center of Akureyri city!

Stop by our ticket office next to Hof Culture Centre at the harbour to exchange your voucher for an admission slip and walk down on to the pier where you will meet our crew and step on board our newly renovated whale watching vessel!

On board you will find all the basic facilities you might expect; such as lavatories, an onboard bar with light refreshments, warm overalls and blankets to keep you warm and all necessary safety equipment. The well trained and knowledgeable crew is prepared to assist you in any way and answer whichever inquiries you may have.

The tour will take you into the longest glacial fjord in all of Iceland, the Eyjafjord, home of the now world famous Humpback whales. With our fast boat we can reach areas deep in the fjord leaving no area unexplored, giving you the best chance of whale sightings!

In summer 2015 there was 99% sighting success of Humpback whales, however the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores. In case no whales or dolphins are seen on the tour, we will offer you to come again for free within 2 years!


3 hours

Height Restriction

No minimum height

No maximum height

Wheelchair Friendly


Maximum Weight

No maximum weight

Weather Dependent

Outdoor - Yes

Customer Guarantee

This product is covered by the Experee Guarantee and Cancellation Policy


This experience is not suitable for spectators

Animals Allowed

No Animals Allowed

Toilet facilities


Minimum Age

No minimum age

Important Information

Dress warmly and wear good sturdy shoes.

Select your group size

Adult 16+ years

Child 7-15 years

Child 0-6 years

Student 16+ with student ID

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About the provider

Whale Watching Akureyri

Oddeyrarbót 2,

Whale Watching Akureyri is a family owned company that began with a personal interest in wildlife, boats and people. Whale watching tours were the perfect way to unite these interests while giving locals and tourists the chance to experience Iceland’s marine life.

We started in 2000, and over the years our products and services have developed a great deal; from small-scale seasonal tours to year-round products, and whale watching is now one of the top three tourist activities in Iceland. Now we operate out of Icelands capital, Reykjavík and also Akureyri!
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