Small-Group Whale Watching from Akureyri

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Small-Group Whale Watching from Akureyri
from AUD $309.74
Leave behind Akureyri for this 2-hour whale watching experience. Limited to only 12 travelers, board your boat with a guide who can answer your questions and provide personal service. Search the ocean for humpback whales and other wildlife. This tour includes all necessary safety equipment. Choose between one of four departure times when you book

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In Brief

Akureyri, Iceland
2 hours
Important InfoInfo
Enjoy a 2-hour ride on a modified RIB boat that allows you to get a closer look at whales and wildlife than other boats can offer. Begin at the pier in downtown Akureyri at your selected departure time. You will be provided with overalls, goggles, and gloves to wear during this activity. Board one of these small, fast boats that get you to the viewing area quickly and cover a large area as you search.

With only 12 travelers to a boat, you are guaranteed a more personal experience while spotting whales, dolphins, and bird-life. Take in the views of the ocean from the boat. This tour is recommended for the adventurous, whale lovers, and photographers. Your naturalist guide is trained and can answer all your questions during your experience. End your experience by returning to the pier.


  • Professional guide
  • Whale guarantee (or come again for free on the classic tour)
  • Life jackets and safety equipment
  • Overalls, goggles, and gloves


  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

The pier by the HOF Cultural Center in downtown Akureyri

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Not recommended for seniors (over the age of 65)
  • Please note: You must be able to stand in your seat and fit into the provided overalls (max size XXXL) to participate in this tour
  • Minimum height to participate is 57 inches (145cm)
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on the last 2 recent reviews

We had the most wonderful experience on this trip. We saw a Hump back whale really up close - he was about 3 metres from our rib. Amazing
• Submitted 29 Aug 2019
Great whale watching trip - we spent about 45 minutes watching a pair of humpbacks swimming around but they were the only two whales we saw. There was one harbor porpoise in the distance on the way back in. Manage your expectations as we did and you'll have a great time. The raft ride was bumpy and chilly - the overalls, etc. that they provided were most welcome. Our raft captain gave us a fun ride on the way back to the pier. Overall a most enjoyable hour or so.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2018

In Brief

Akureyri, Iceland
2 hours