Express Whale Watching
EXPERIENCE THE MAJESTIC EYJAFJORD HUMPBACKS ON ONE OF OUR FAST AND NIMBLE RIB BOATS
EXPERIENCE THE MAJESTIC EYJAFJORD HUMPBACKS ON ONE OF OUR FAST AND NIMBLE RIB BOATS, AN EXPERIENCE NOT SOON FORGOTTEN.
Experience and get 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 the most intimate whale watching tour in the north.
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 larger area as we search for the wildlife. This means a bigger chance of spotting whales, dolphins and bird life with out disturbing any natural behaviours.
The Eyjafjord has 60 km of sheltered water and is just 6-10 km wide, it is absolutely perfect for out boats. It is also a place of serene beauty, framed in by massive, glacier carved and snow capped mountains. To ride out the fjord is an adventure and photo opportunity not soon forgotten. The local population, the Eyjafjord humpback whales, are already becoming world famous. They cruise the fjord in the summer in a feeding frenzy and are most active in June, July and August.
If you have a passion for nature and adventure, this in the tour for you.
Get as close to the Eyjafjord Humpbacks and wildlife as possible without disturbing them.
Our custom made RIB boats are fast and can cover a bigger search area than the classic whale watching boats.
Only 12 people per boat with expert whale guide and RIB boat captain.
Less time then the “Classic Whale Watching tour”, only 2 hours from harbor to harbor.
“Whale Guarantee”, If we are unlucky and don’t see whales or dolphins on the tour, you can try again for free on the classic tour.
See Akureyri and surrounding landscape from sea.
The incredible Whale Safari Whale Guarantee: If you don´t see whales on your RIB tour (very unlikely) you can go again for free, this time around trying the bigger boats. And get this, you can choose where you go again, in Reykjavík in South Iceland or in Akureyri in North Iceland.
Included: Expertly guided whale and puffin watching tour on a 12 seat RIB boat.
Location of starting point: Whale Safari ticket office right beside Hof Cultural Center, you can´t miss it.
Duration of trip: 2 hours.
Hotel pick up: Available for an additional fee. Akureyri is a small town so walking will be relatively easy.
Departure times and dates:
From the 15th of May to the 15th of June two departures a day at 10:00 and 14:00.
From the 15th of June to the 31st of August four departures a day at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00.
From the 1st of September to the 15th two departures a day 10:00 and 14:00.
Availability: Check the calendar and online booking window above. We recommend booking this tour in advance, as it sells our frequently.
Minimum: No minimum number of participants.
Age limit: 10 Years or 145 cm height.
Bring with you: Dress warmly for our northern ocean. Bring warm outdoor clothing like a wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended. If needed, we will supply you with a very warm overall and more gear, as well as having some sweaters to lend.
This tour may not be suitable for people over the age of 65 years, pregnant women or for those with history of back problems or injuries. Consult your doctor before signing up.
Cancellations due to weather: We sometimes need to cancel the whale watching part of this tour due to winds in the main whale habitat area. In such an event we will offer you two choices; Whale Watching Classic which is on a bigger boat that can sail in stronger winds or a full refund.
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.
Please note that for your enjoyment and pleasure, this tour is subject to weather and good sea conditions. Therefore the tour could get cancelled on short notice. In this case we will contact you with as much notice as possible and offer you to rebook or get a full refund.