Whale watching Tours

Akureyri Express Whales & Eyjafjord

<div class="description" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><div class="text" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 22px; margin-bottom: 28px;"><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px;">A 2 Hour whale &amp; bird watching tour starting from the floating pier in&nbsp;<a href="https://wikitravel.org/en/Akureyri" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: bolder;">Akureyri.&nbsp;</span></a></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px;">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 an intimate whale watching tour.&nbsp;</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px;">Our 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 we 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.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px;">If you have a passion for nature and love for adventure, this is the tour for you!&nbsp;</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px;">NOTE: This tour is not suitable for pregnant women and those with a history of back injuries. Please consult your doctor prior to booking this tour.&nbsp;<span style="font-weight: bolder;">Passengers need to be 10 years old or at least 145 cm or taller&nbsp;</span>to participate in this tour.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px;">Meet us at the floating pier Oddeyrarbót 2, next to the cultural centre&nbsp;<a href="http://www.menningarhus.is/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: bolder;">HOF&nbsp;</span></a>in Akureyri at least 15 min. prior to departure.</p></div></div><div class="whats-included" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><h3 style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; line-height: 26.4px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 24px;">What's included?</h3><ul style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 10px;"><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Entry or admission fee</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Landing &amp; facility fees</li></ul><div class="text" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 22px; margin-bottom: 28px;"><ul style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 10px;"><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Excellent guidance</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Overalls</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Neoprene gloves</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Goggles</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Life vests and necessary safety equipment</li></ul></div></div><div class="whats-excluded" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><h3 style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; line-height: 26.4px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 24px;">Exclusions</h3><ul style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 10px;"><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Tip or gratuity</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Bus fare</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Food &amp; drinks</li></ul><div class="text" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 22px; margin-bottom: 28px;"></div></div><div class="attention" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><h3 style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; line-height: 26.4px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 24px;">Please note</h3><div class="text" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 22px; margin-bottom: 28px;"><ul style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 10px;"><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Only 12 person per boat with private guide and specially trained RIB boat captain.</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Visit and get closer to the majestic and playful humpbacks of Eyjafjörður.</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">See and experience the longest fjord in Iceland, fenced in by glacier carved mountains just below the arctic circle.</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Starts from downtown Akureyri, right next to the Hof Cultural Centre.</li></ul></div></div><div class="what-to-bring" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><h3 style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; line-height: 26.4px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 24px;">What do I need to bring?</h3><div class="text" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 22px; margin-bottom: 28px;"><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px;">Dress warmly for our northern ocean, so if you have it, bring warm outdoor clothing like a &nbsp;wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended.<br style="box-sizing: border-box;"></p></div></div><div class="cancellation-policy" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><h3 style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; line-height: 26.4px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 24px;">Cancellation policy</h3><div class="text" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 22px; margin-bottom: 28px;"><ul style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 10px;"><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled a day or less before event</li></ul></div></div><div class="activity-properties" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; background-color: transparent; border: 0px none rgb(51, 51, 51); border-radius: 2px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-bottom: 25px; padding: 15px;"><div class="row" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: block; clear: none;"><div class="col-md-6" style="box-sizing: border-box; width: 401.64px; float: left;"><div class="property" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 15px;"><div class="title" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: 700; margin-bottom: 5px;">Experience type</div><div style="box-sizing: border-box;">Day tour / activity</div></div><div class="property" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 15px;"><div class="title" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: 700; margin-bottom: 5px;">Duration</div><div style="box-sizing: border-box;">2 hours</div></div><div class="property" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 15px;"><div class="title" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: 700; margin-bottom: 5px;">Booking in advance</div><div style="box-sizing: border-box;">Cut off: 30 minutes</div></div><div class="property" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 15px;"><div class="title" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: 700; margin-bottom: 5px;">Physical difficulty level</div><div style="box-sizing: border-box;">Moderate</div></div></div><div class="col-md-6" style="box-sizing: border-box; width: 401.64px; float: left;"><div class="property" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 15px;"><div class="title" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: 700; margin-bottom: 5px;">Know before you go</div><div style="box-sizing: border-box;">Minimum age of passengers is: 10</div></div><div class="property" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 15px;"><div class="title" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: 700; margin-bottom: 5px;">Categories</div><span class="activity-category activity-page-label" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: rgba(0, 126, 255, 0.08); border: 1px solid rgba(0, 126, 255, 0.24); border-radius: 4px; color: rgb(0, 126, 255); display: inline-block; font-size: 14.4px; line-height: 20.16px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-right: 5px; padding: 2px 5px; vertical-align: top;">Dolphin / whalewatching</span><span class="activity-category activity-page-label" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: rgba(0, 126, 255, 0.08); border: 1px solid rgba(0, 126, 255, 0.24); border-radius: 4px; color: rgb(0, 126, 255); display: inline-block; font-size: 14.4px; line-height: 20.16px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-right: 5px; padding: 2px 5px; vertical-align: top;">Birdwatching</span><span class="activity-category activity-page-label" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: rgba(0, 126, 255, 0.08); border: 1px solid rgba(0, 126, 255, 0.24); border-radius: 4px; color: rgb(0, 126, 255); display: inline-block; font-size: 14.4px; line-height: 20.16px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-right: 5px; padding: 2px 5px; vertical-align: top;">Sightseeing</span><span class="activity-attribute activity-page-label" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: rgba(0, 126, 255, 0.08); border: 1px solid rgba(0, 126, 255, 0.24); border-radius: 4px; color: rgb(0, 126, 255); display: inline-block; font-size: 14.4px; line-height: 20.16px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-right: 5px; padding: 2px 5px; vertical-align: top;">Family friendly</span><span class="activity-attribute activity-page-label" style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: rgba(0, 126, 255, 0.08); border: 1px solid rgba(0, 126, 255, 0.24); border-radius: 4px; color: rgb(0, 126, 255); display: inline-block; font-size: 14.4px; line-height: 20.16px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-right: 5px; padding: 2px 5px; vertical-align: top;">Group friendly</span></div><div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><div class="property" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 15px;"><div class="title" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: 700; margin-bottom: 5px;">Live tour guide</div><div><br style="font-size: 16px;"></div></div></div></div></div></div>

Reykjavik

Jan - Jan

Reykjavík Classic Whale Watching

<div class="description" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><div class="text" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(85, 85, 85);"><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px;">Enjoy 3 hrs. at sea with our expert crew and specially trained naturalists in search for the whales and wildlife of Reykjavík. The city view and landscape of the bay is also not to be missed and adds that something special to the experience.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px;">Meet us at our red and white ticket office in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík where you will exchange your pre-paid voucher for admission tickets. A few steps down the pier you will find our Visitor Centre, facilitated on board a converted fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. That is where you will be greeted by the crew. Have a look at our souvenir shop, warm up with a cup of coffee in our café or head downstairs in the hull of the boat and stroll through our wildlife exhibition; the only one of its kind in the world!</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px;">Onboard you will find several outdoor viewing platforms, an indoor saloon with large wide-range windows, a cafeteria where you can buy light refreshments, toilet facilities and a cloak room where you can borrow our blankets and overalls for the duration of the tour. You can stay outside in the fresh air but you are also welcome to settle inside the heated lounge and observe the views from within. Our excellent naturalists will give a commentary throughout and explain the sights and encounters as we go and the crew is happy to answer any questions you may have along the way!</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px;">The most common species encountered on our tours are the&nbsp;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minke_whale" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: bolder;">mink whales</span></a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humpback_whale" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: bolder;">humpback whales,</span></a><span style="font-weight: bolder;">&nbsp;<a href="https://us.whales.org/whales-dolphins/species-guide/white-beaked-dolphin/" target="_blank">white-beaked dolphins</a></span>&nbsp;and harbour porpoises. Occasionally we see other species such as&nbsp;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killer_whale" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: bolder;">killer whales,</span></a>&nbsp;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin_whale" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: bolder;">fin whales,</span></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-finned_pilot_whale" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: bolder;">long-finned pilot whales</span></a>, although they are not as common. The whales are most abundant in summer, giving us a great chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment while they are feeding on fish and krill near our shores, although each year continues to surprise us with the variety of wildlife we see in winter and our research shows that more and more whales are staying in the area year round!</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: 700;">Keep in mind:</span>&nbsp;<br style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: 700;">*&nbsp;</span>This is a wildlife excursion and as such we can never guarantee or predict sightings of any kind, but in case we don't encounter any whales or dolphins, we will offer you a return ticket so you can join us again another day (within 2 years) for FREE!&nbsp;<br style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: 700;">*&nbsp;</span>We reserve the right to alter routes and itineraries by sometimes sailing from other harbours, which could result in a slightly longer tour. If you are on a tight schedule we suggest you consult with our sales representatives.<br></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px;"><br style="box-sizing: border-box;"><br style="box-sizing: border-box;"><em style="box-sizing: border-box;">The safety and enjoyment of our passengers is our number one priority and therefore the tour could get cancelled on short notice, depending on the weather and conditions at sea. In this case, we will try our best to contact you as soon as possible to let you know.</em></p></div></div><div class="whats-included" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><h3 style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: inherit; line-height: 1.1; font-size: 24px;">What's included?</h3><ul style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 10px;"><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">WiFi</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Entry or admission fee</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Goods &amp; services tax</li></ul><div class="text" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(85, 85, 85);"><ul style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 10px;"><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Use of warm overalls&nbsp;</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Excellent guidance&nbsp;</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Free onboard WiFi</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Access to our Whale Exhibition</li></ul></div></div><div class="whats-excluded" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><h3 style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: inherit; line-height: 1.1; font-size: 24px;">Exclusions</h3><ul style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 10px;"><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Tip or gratuity</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Food &amp; drinks</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Bus fare</li></ul><div class="text" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(85, 85, 85);"><ul style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 10px;"><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Hotel transfer</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Refreshments</li></ul></div></div><div class="attention" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><h3 style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: inherit; line-height: 1.1; font-size: 24px;">Please note</h3><div class="text" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(85, 85, 85);">It is always colder on the water than on land so wear good sturdy shoes, dress warmly and put on the provided warm overalls when needed.&nbsp;<div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><br style="box-sizing: border-box;"></div><div style="box-sizing: border-box;">For optimal viewing and a more enjoyable cruise this tour is weather dependent.&nbsp;</div><div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><br style="box-sizing: border-box;"></div><div style="box-sizing: border-box;">We abide by a&nbsp;<a href="http://elding.is/responsible-whale-watching" rel="nofollow" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(51, 122, 183);">Code of Conduct</a>&nbsp;for responsible whale watching. Thus each encounter is on the animals terms and distance may be kept to minimise disturbance.</div><div style="box-sizing: border-box;"><br></div></div></div><div class="what-to-bring" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><h3 style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: inherit; line-height: 1.1; font-size: 24px;">What do I need to bring?</h3><div class="text" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(85, 85, 85);"><ul style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 10px;"><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Sturdy footwear&nbsp;</li><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">Warm clothing (thermals, hat, scarf and gloves)</li></ul></div></div><div class="cancellation-policy" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><h3 style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 10px; font-family: inherit; line-height: 1.1; font-size: 24px;">Cancellation policy</h3><div class="text" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(85, 85, 85);"><ul style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 10px;"><li style="box-sizing: border-box;">We will charge a cancellation fee of&nbsp;100%&nbsp;if booking is cancelled&nbsp;a day&nbsp;or less before event</li></ul></div></div>

Reykjavik

Jan - Jan