Hjalteyri: Whale-Watching Boat Trip

4.6 / 5

15 reviews

Hjalteyri: Whale-Watching Boat Trip

From $91.15 per person

Experience a breathtaking whale-watching tour from the small fishing village of Hjalteyri, located within 15 minutes from Akureyri. The calm seas of Eyjafjörður, Iceland's longest fjord, make conditions for whale watching highly favorable.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a two-and-a-half hour whale-watching tour on a traditional oak boat
  • See whales, dolphins and seabirds in their natural habitat
  • Treat yourself with a cup of hot chocolate and a cinnamon bun
Full description
It's not surprising that many northerners believe that Hjalteyri is one of the best-kept secrets of North Iceland. Eyjafjörður is a favorable habitat for marine life, so favorable in fact that whales were spotted on all of these tours in 2016. On this whale-watching tour, you'll graciously glide through the calm seas of Eyjafjörður under the guidance and expertise of a qualified crew. This tour is approximately two-and-a-half hours long. 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 seabirds.
Includes
  • Light refreshments
  • Live commentary on-board with a professional guide
  • Warm overalls
  • Pick-up
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    • Please make sure you are properly dressed for this tour as it can be cold out in the bay. Bring hats, gloves and good shoes.
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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 15 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Service
      4.9/5
    • Organization
      4.9/5
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    We could see whales and it was wonderful

    August 30, 2018

    Cute boat, nice crew and a super friendly waving whale!

    July 28, 2018

    Excellente balade dans un bateau pittoresque et un équipage très sympathique.

    August 3, 2021

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