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Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri

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Akureyri, Iceland
Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Iceland’s north coast is one of the best places in Europe to see whales in their natural environment. This 2-hour whale watching cruise from Akureyri is limited to 12 passengers for a personalized experience, and offers the chance to spot humpback whales, mink whales, white-beaked dolphins, and more.
  • 2-hour whale watching cruise from Akureyri
  • Spot humpback whales, mink whales and white-beaked dolphins in their natural environment
  • Admire the views along Iceland’s north coast
  • Choice of different departure times throughout the day
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience
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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
Elding Whale Watching Akureyri , Oddeyrarbót 2, 600 Akureyri, Iceland

Departure Point: The pier by the HOF Cultural Center in downtown Akureyri Address: Oddeyrarbót 2, 600 Akureyri GPS: 65°40'59.8"N / 18°05'09.1"W

This activity will end right where it started.
Make your own way to the pier in central Akureyri to meet your captain in time for a 10am, 12pm, 2pm, or 4pm departure (depending on tour option selected). Don a life jacket and hop aboard a small RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) with space for just 12 people, then set sail along the Eyjafjörður fjord.

As you zip along Iceland’s north coast, listen as your guide points out natural wonders and local wildlife including sea birds. Make several stops along the way and if you’re lucky, get the chance to spot majestic humpback whales, as well as white-beaked dolphins, mink whales, and many other varieties of whale.

After around 2 hours at sea, return to Akureyri, where your tour ends back at the pier.
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Elding Whale Watching
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri.
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What is the social distancing policy during Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri.

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The trip was cancelled 2...
Howard_L
, Oct 2021
The trip was cancelled 2 hours before. We are still waiting for refund Was really looking forward to rib and travelled over 150km
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi Howard, Sorry to hear that this was your experience of our services. Unfortunately sometimes we do not have any other option but to cancel our tours; the reason can be anywhere from boat malfunction to unsuitable weather, to not reaching minimum for a departure (4 minimum) but we try our best to reschedule our passengers or arrange other options the best we can. Of course we try and notify our passengers of any cancellations in good time before departure, however sometimes it is just not possible. We would like to apologise if this was untimely in your case. When we cancel tours we ask our customers if they would like to transfer to another departure / tour or if they would rather like to have a refund. Generally we confirm back and notify that a refund may take anywhere from 3-10 days to appear on our customer's statements (which unfortunately is out of our control and has to do with wire transfers between the two banks). Again, apologies if this was not done within a suitable time frame. Your comments are duly noted and will be taken up within the team so we can continue to improve our services and hopefully make future cancellations / refunds smoother. Thank you very much for your honest feedback. All the best, The Akureyri Whale Watching team
star-5
Best trip of the holiday!!
Lynne_E
, Aug 2019
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
star-4
Great whale watching trip - we spent...
Steve_B
, Aug 2018
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.
star-5
Équipe au top et intérêt pour le client
Robert_A
, Aug 2021
Accueil sympathique Équipe professionnelle Équipement de qualité Mais surtout nous avons passé une heure de plus que prévu pour pouvoir profiter des baleines Expérience incroyable
star-5
Kleine Fische
Uta_W
, Aug 2020
Freundliche Mitarbeiter, ordentlich „Speed“ zum Ziel. Habe mich trotz des Schlauchbootes sicher gefühlt.Nur die Erklärungen waren etwas schnell gesprochen, dass ich als Nichtengländerin nicht viel verstehen konnte.

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