Whales & Seals
Whale Watching in Akureyri and Seal Watching in Hvammstangi
Explore the whales and wonders of Eyjafjörður and it's wildlife before or after taking a tour in Miðfjörður and watch seals and nature at it's best. This combo tour gives you a great opportunity to get in touch with nature in the North by two different boats in two different places!
With this 'open ticket' you can call ahead to pre-book your preferred departure time or simply show up on the day and book on to the next available tour.
Available: 15 May - 30 September
Please note that this is a self- drive tour, thus no pickup is available.
Seal watching is a new experience in Icelandic tourism. This boat trip departs from Hvammstangi and is operated by our partners at 'Sealwatching Hvammstangi'. Sail around Miðfjörður and Húnaflói during the summer and enjoy the opportunity to watch seals in their natural environment. Seals are marine mammals that live in the northern hemisphere. They keep close to the shores so they can crawl up on big rocks or beaches to rest. Even though seals are wild animals, it does not take them long to get used to the closeness of humans. Seals are curious by nature so with a good camera and a telephoto lens, you can expect to get marvelous photos of them in their natural environment. This is an experience to be remembered and a new angle on life and nature.
Daily departures: 10:00, 13:00 & 16:00
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Here is your chance to see the incredible Eyjafjord Humpbacks in their natural habitat. The warmth of the summer sun brings vibrant life and plentitude of food to the fjord and following it, in a feeding frenzy, come the larger-than-life Humpbacks. Our specially trained whale watching guides are experts at spotting them and telling you all about their behaviour, any question you have, we promise you an answer. Our ship is the only high speed, specially modified, whale watching ship in Iceland. Capable of carrying 200 persons with spectacular views from our “cinema styled” viewing platforms. Its speed guarantees availability of whale watching tours from Akureyri, where ever the whales might be located in the deepest fjord in Iceland. With ample indoor and outdoor seating, bar and cafeteria, you can be sure that the ride is comfortable and pleasant even at speed.
Daily departures: 9:00, 13:00 & 17:00
Duration: 3 hrs.
Included on Whale Watching tour:
- Free onboard WiFi
- Overalls to wear during the tour
- Excellent live guidance
- Pictures from tour (on request)
Included on Seal Watching tour:
- Admission to the Seal Museum
- Hot chocolate
- Home made cinnamon rolls
- Traditional Icelandic "ástarpungar" (donut holes with raisins)