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Whale Watching from Downtown Akureyri

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    What to Expect
    Book your desired boat departure time, and make your own way to the harbor in downtown Akureyri.

    Then, board your spacious ship, Iceland’s only high-speed, specially modified whale watching vessel, and make use of the provided thermal overalls, raincoats, or blankets. The ship accommodates up to 200 passengers and provides unobstructed views of the seas from cinema-style viewing platforms.

    As your ship sails, admire the rugged coastline of Eyjafjord, Iceland’s longest fjord. Drink in the surrounding, snow-capped mountains, and chat to the whale watching guides to learn about the humpbacks that visit the area. The summer sun brings a cornucopia of marine food into the fjord, triggering a feeding frenzy from these larger-than-life mammals.

    Learn about the lifecycles of the humpbacks as your ship uses its speed to reach far and deep parts of the fjord, leaving no likely viewing area unexplored.

    Scan the seas for whales, and with luck, enjoy some sightings of the mammals as they swim and breach in the waters. You’ll find ample indoor and outdoor seating for viewing the sea in comfort, plus a bar and café for refreshments (own expense).

    Your cruise ends when you disembark at Akureyri.
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    Departure Point
    Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, Oddeyrarbót 2, 600 Akureyri, Iceland
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Warm overalls, raincoats or blankets on board
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Elding Whale Watching Akureyri
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please note that weather in Iceland is unpredictable and that the tour can be cancelled due to rough seas.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 190 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    We did this trip as an excursion booked through our cruise. We saw humpback and minke whales and learned a lot about them from the great guide. We mostly stayed inside the cabin to keep warm, but when the flukes came out we stayed outside....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Laurie_B_VA
    EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded today

    Dear Laurie_B_VA, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and services. We're glad you enjoyed the humpback whales of Eyjafjörður fjord. All the best, The Akureyri Whale Watching team

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I was made to feel extremely welcome when i first arrived. I filled in my form and was shown how to put on the survival suit ( which keeps you so warm and snug) lifejacket, gloves and googles. We went out to the rib boat...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Pinkgirlie73
    EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Pinkgirlie73, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate and review tour tour and services. We're glad you enjoyed our EXPRESS tour and plethora of wildlife spotted during your time with us! All the best, The Akureyri Whale Watching team

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I was very fortunate to go on the early afternoon excursion Thursday 12th September 2019 when our ship Marella Explorer docked in Akureyri. What an experience. Overalls provided for those who wanted to venture on the open decks. Full running commentary was available from the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Adviser53
    EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Adviser53, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and services. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us in Eyjafjörður fjord! Feel free to send us an email directly to get free pictures from your tour, taken by one...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We were promised that there was a good chance to see whales but no guarantees and we were lucky to see a humpback - apparently on that day previous trips had the same luck. This was a fantastic 3 hour trip which we truly enjoyed...More

    Thank Swatar
    EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Swatar, Thank you for taking the time to rate our tour and recommending our services to future travellers. We're glad you enjoyed the beautiful scenery and encounters with a humpback whale! All the best, The Akureyri Whale Watching team

    Reviewed 11 September 2019

    We first tried in Húsavík, but we find out that their whale watching tours did not allow kids due to high seas and the bad weather. Luckily someone told us to try in Akureyri, since there is a fjord and much more good sea. We...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Eva F
    EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Whale Watching Akureyri, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Eva F, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and services. We're glad you and your children enjoyed wildlife watching in the beautiful Eyjafjörður fjord. All the best, The Akureyri Whale Watching team

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    christiank317
    21 September 2019|
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    Response from Flo413 | Reviewed this property |
    I would presume it is the same, as there was only one place to go from.
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    AuntieAnne2014
    13 February 2019|
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    Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
    None of our party suffer with sea sickness. My son sometimes has a little bit of motion sickness in the car and he was ok. It was a bit bouncy going out but that was more due to speed. We went on a bigger boat later in the... More
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    William C
    13 October 2018|
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    Response from LJPatterson2014 | Reviewed this property |
    We were visitors last January but I am sure its an all year round activity. The company have a good success rate of sightings. On our tour,once we saw the whales they kept following the boat, worth while experince. Enjoy.
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