Akureyri
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Akureyri: 3-Hour Classic Whale Watching Tour

1. Akureyri: 3-Hour Classic Whale Watching Tour

Experience the majestic beauty of the Eyjafjord's humpback whales and other marine life in their natural habitat on a 3-hour tour from Akureyri. Discover how the warmth of the summer sun brings vibrant life and plenty of food to the fjord for the larger-than-life mammals.  Benefit from the services of specially-trained whale watching guides who are experts at spotting the animals. Listen as they tell you about the behavior of the whales and answer any questions you may have. Journey aboard the only specially-modified, high-speed whale watching ship in Iceland. Capable of carrying 200 people, it provides spectacular views from its cinema-style viewing platforms. Relax aboard the boat and enjoy the ample indoor and outdoor seating. Purchase drinks and snacks along the way from the on-board bar and cafeteria. Experience a pleasant and comfortable ride, even at speed, and share your adventure live on social media with the free Wi-Fi.

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Akureyri: 2–Hour Whale Watching Express by RIB Speedboat

2. Akureyri: 2–Hour Whale Watching Express by RIB Speedboat

Enjoy a 2-hour whale and bird watching tour starting from the floating pier in Akureyri. 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, take part in an adventure of a lifetime on an intimate whale watching tour.   The specially made RIB boats allow you to get closer to the whales and wildlife than any other boat can offer. The RIBs are fast and small boats that will also get you quicker to the whales and cover a bigger area as you search for the wild life. This means a bigger chance of spotting whales, dolphins and bird life with out disturbing them in their natural habitat. If you have a passion for nature and love for adventure, this is the tour for you. EarthCheck certified, the boats carry the Blue Flag. In 2008, this tour received the Environmental Award of the Icelandic Tourist Board and Vakinn Endorsed Travel Service and Enviro Gold in 2012.

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What people are saying about Akureyri

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 39 reviews

That was really great whale watching. The ride on the speedboat was really fun and we got to see a humpback whale that kept popping up next to us. We would book this exact whale watching tour again after we saw how close the people on the "regular" boats were on the Rehling.

On time, good explanations of the landscape by the guides though she was not to hear very well in the front because of the wind. Clothes which protect oneself against the wind are helpful.

We were very good during the trip, the guide was a biologist with a great experience in locating cetaceans. We saw 3 whales, it was spectacular. If you are warm well, it is quite cold.

We saw whales !!! It was freezing cold and beautiful! In addition to good explanations about the whales and warm suits, there was also hot coffee and plenty of time. Well organized!

Very good guide. We have seen a humback jumping out of the water. By sending the email adress one gets the photos of the day