Classic Whales in the Midnight Sun

A truly unique whale watching experience in the magical summer sun and everlasting daylight.

Stop by our ticket office by Oddeyrarbót pier in Akureyri city centre where you will exchange your pre-paid voucher for admission tickets. As whales never fully sleep, we can expect to see the same whales as on our day tours, that is, the Eyjafjord Humpbacks, the occasional Minke whales, porpoises and even dolphins.

The mystical midnight sun and the nature of the fjord provide a unique nature and wildlife experience. To make the tour even more enjoyable and memorable, we often shut down the boat engines to enjoy the soothing sound of the water, the whales and the birds. The Midnight Sun tour is ideal as a relaxing end of a busy day or as a beginning of a fun night in town. If you're in the mood for some light snacks or drinks, have a look at our onboard bar menu - we recommend the Whale Punch (rum infused hot chocolate)! 

Available: 15 June - 14 August

Time: 20:30 / 8.30 PM

Duration: 2,5 - 3,5 hrs.


  • Excellent live guidance
  • Use of warm overalls
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Heated lounge & onboard café
  • Unparalelled views of fjord landscape on each side
  • Whale Guarantee (or come again for free)
  • Pictures from your tour (upon request)

This tour is subject to weather and good sailing conditions and therefore it could get cancelled on short notice. In this case we will contact you with as much notice as possible and offer you to re-book or get a full refund. 



All sea tours and whale watching / wildlife  trips are undertaken at the responsibility of its participants. Whale Watching Akureyri does not assume any responsibility for accidents which are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants may have to sign a waiver before undertaking our trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk that they assume by booking said activity. 

Although our success rate is high, the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores. In case no whales or dolphins make an appearance on the tour, we will offer you a complimentary ticket to try again on the CLASSIC tour in Akureyri or Reykjavík within 2 years.