Cruises and boat tours

Whale watching in Hjalteyri, Iceland

Availability: Daily (see calendar)
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Experience a breathtaking 2,5-hour whale watching tour from the small fishing village of Hjalteyri
  • Enjoy the beautify of the whale watching capital of Iceland
  • See whales, dolphins, and sea birds up close in the natural habitat
What to expect

With a population of only 43 inhabitants, tranquillity best explains the village’s character. Though minuscule, the village’s history is immense as it used to be one of the major fishing ports in the northern region. North Sailing’s first-ever whale watching vessel, the traditional refurbished oak boat Knörrinn, gives you glimpses to the mindset of the then-local fishermen going out at sea, as it was originally built for fishing. Nowadays, however, you enjoy a quiet sailing in the calm seas if Eyjafjörður, Iceland’s longest fjord. Eyjafjörður is a favourable habitat of marine life, so favourable in fact that whales have been spotted in 99,4% of all the tours in the last three years. It’s not for no reason that Hjalteyri’s former fishermen have a saying: “Water is wet, the sky is blue, and Eyjafjörður is swarmed with whales!“

Under the guidance and expertise of the most qualified crew, this tour gives you the unique and exceptional opportunity to get in touch with the magnificent wildlife found in the North of Iceland, most notably the majestic whales and graceful seabirds.

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What's included
  • Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns as refreshments
  • A whale-watching expert guide
  • Warm overalls and raincoats if needed
Reduced price
  • Child between 7-15 years
  • Free for child under 7 years
Where

Hjalteyri, Iceland

What to remember
  • Please make sure to wear warm clothing due to cold temperatures
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When
  • Daily (see calendar)
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Provider
North Sailing
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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