Whale Watching | Hjalteyri - North

Whale Watching | Hjalteyri - North

On your whale watching tour, get away from the crowds by departing from Hjalteyri, a well-kept secret only 15 minutes from Akureyri, once home to a large herring meal and oil processing factory. Start spotting the humpback whales’ blow in the distance before stepping aboard a traditional oak boat to approach them quietly. Let the giants of the sea surprise you as they feed, dive, sometimes breach and whirl around. A magical experience in one of the most beautiful fjords in North Iceland. Available from 1 May to 30 September.

Operated by: North Sailing

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Hjalteyri, near Akureyri


  • Whale watching experience
  • Far from the crowds
  • Sailing across the scenic scenery of Eyjafjörður
  • Possible bonus sightings: White-beaked dolphins, Minke whales, Harbour porpoises.


  • Guidance
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Warm overalls and raincoats if needed
  • Raincoats, hats, gloves and blankets if needed

Please bring with you

  • Warm parka
  • Warm sweater or fleece jacket
  • Gloves
  • Woolen cap
  • Shoes suited to terrain
  • Camera


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