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Whale Watching

In many places in the North you can join a whale-watching tour; Eyjafjörður is a good location to see whales. From time to time bottlenose whales, humpbacks and mink whales have even been seen deep in Eyjafjörður, even right in front of Akureyri. Several companies in the north specialize in whale watching. These include Whale Watching Akureyri in Akureyri, Keli Sea Tours in Akureyri, Whale Watching Hauganes in Hauganes (aprox 25 min drive from Akureyri), Whale Watching Hjalteyri in Hjalteyri (aprox 20 min drive from Akureyri), and Arctic Sea Tours in Dalvik (aprox 30 min drive from Akureyri). 

Whale Watching Akureyri
IS-600 Akureyri
Phone: +354 497 1000. 
E-mail: info@whalewatchingakureyri.is
Website: www.whalewatchingakureyri.is  
Departures from the floating pier at Hof Cultural house. 

We guide and operate whale watching tours in North-Iceland, from the sea side town of Akureyri, on the magnificent Eyjafjord. Join our day tours and experience the famous Eyjafjord Humpback Whales in their natural habitat.

Whale Watching Akureyri operates from the floating pier at Hof Cutural and Concert hall in the heart of down town Akureyri. We offer two types of vessels, a great value whale watching tour on our specially modified sightseeing ships or an adventurous, up close and personal wildlife tour on our custom made RIB boats.

Keli Seatours 
Oddeyrarbót 2
IS-600 Akureyri
E-mail: info@keliseatours.is
Website: www.keliseatours.is
Phone: (+354) 546 7000

Keli Seatours is a family company owned by three brothers, Egill, Halldór and Sævar Áskelssons who purchased a 40 year old oak boat in 2015 built in 1975 by their father. The whale watching is taking place in Eyjafjörður.

Whale Watching Hauganes
Hauganes harbour
IS-621 Hauganes (Dalvikurbyggd/Dalvik municipality)
Phone: (+354) 867 0000
E-mail: whales@whales.is
Website: www.whales.is

Whale Watching Hauganes is the oldest whale watching tour operator in Iceland. Founded in 1993, we specialise in whale watching and sea angling. 

Our company operates from Hauganes, a small fishing village on the west side of Eyjafjörður, just 30 km North of Akureyri (a short 25 minute drive). From this picturesque town, our tour will quickly immerse you in the midst of the whale populations and rich sealife characteristic of the area. Wether the whales have ventured deep into the fjord or stay closer to Hrisey, they are always just a short trip away from Hauganes. 

Our boats and whales: Enjoy a comfortable tour on our two traditional Icelandic oak boats while observing the fantastic scenery, birdlife, and of course the diverse range of whale species of Eyjafjordur. Commonly, we see Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Harbour Porpoise, and White Beaked Dolphins. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a Killer Whale or a Blue Whale! Enjoy a little sea angling on the return trip and have your catch filleted to take with you. 

Carbon neutral tours: Carbon emissions play an ever-increasing role in environmental issues such as climate change. With our carbon neutral program we neutralize the carbon emissions we create through our special Whale Forest forestry plan. We offset our carbon dioxide emissions by planting one tree for each whale watching tour to sequester the amount of carbon equivalent to our emissions. Also, our oak boats run partially on biodiesel made from recycled cooking oil from restaurants. Our guests can therefore be assure that by travelling with Whale Watching Hauganes they minimize their carbon footprint. Good for our guests and of course amazing for the environment!

Hjalteyri Whale Watching

IS-601 Hjalteyri
Phone: (+354) 840 7250
E-mail: hjalteyri@northsailing.is
Website: www.whalewatchinghjalteyri.is

Try a unique 2-hour whale watching tour from the charming village of Hjalteyri, a well-kept secret in North Iceland. Only a 15 minute drive from Akureyri.

Arctic Sea Tours
Svarfaðarbraut 14
IS-620 Dalvík
Phone: (+354) 771 7600
Website: www.ArcticSeaTours.is

Open all year. Arctic Sea Tours is a family company offering whale watching tours from Dalvik 30 minutes drive from Akureyri.They emphasize on personal service and small groups of passengers. Artic Sea Tours is committed to make your experience a special one, filled with unforgettable moments. The Arctic Whale Watching tours are an adventure in Eyjafjörður that also include fishing for 10-15 minutes, a fish cutting demonstration, hot drinks and local refreshments and finally, a taste of fresh fish from the grill at the end of the tour.

They saw whales or dolphins in 99% of the tours in 2011 and catch fish within 10 minutes. The Company operates one licensed oak passenger boat which has been equipped according to strict standards set by the Icelandic Maritime Administration. The entire crew has been specially trained by The Maritime Safety and Survival Training Centre.