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.