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Whale Watching Hjalteyri

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Hjalteyri is a well kept secret in the heart of North Iceland, only a 15 minute drive from Akureyri. Step aboard our traditional oak boat, Knorrinn, and enjoy a quiet sailing in the calm seas of Eyjafjorður, This tour gives you the unique...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Hjalteyrarvegur, Hjalteyri 601, Iceland
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+354 840 7250
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Very friendly and obliging staff. There's no guarantee as there never is, but the staff together with the captain will do their very best to make you see some whales. We had a wonderful time on the old oak Knörrinn and saw 5 Humpbacks. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ces c
Reviewed September 26, 2018

A fantastic and exciting experience! In 3 hrs we saw 6 whales up close and personal. The ship was amazing and could be better at everything. Great cold weather gear, hot chocolate and buns too! A MUST do in Iceland!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

We went on the afternoon trip and were very lucky with the weather, nearly flat calm and relatively warm. You are supplied with a thermal suit to wear which also acts as a lifejacket. Staff are very helpful, knowledgable and friendly. We had several sightings...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Went on their whale watching trip 2 days ago. Wow, they certainly deliver on whale sightings. We saw at least 10 and very a playful one, that stayed on the surface for a long time, even saw the whale jump out of the water. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

This was the highlight of our two week honeymoon around Iceland!! Absolutely go! We went in September, and we saw at least three humpback whales and a minke whale. We originally tried to go on a tour in Husavik with North Sailing, but due to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Katrín Birna V, Ticket Office at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Dear KayMacTravel, Thank you so much for this kind review, I'm very glad that you enjoyed our tour here in Hjalteyri! Best regards, Kata

Reviewed August 22, 2018

We originally planned to depart from Husavik, but the staff firmly discouraged us from doing so due to very rough waters. We had pre-paid, and I was impressed by the options that they offered--go (and risk a miserable trip), try later in the afternoon, drive...More

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Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kathleen L
Katrín Birna V, Ticket Office at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

Dear Katleen L, Thank you so much for your kind review, I'm very glad you decided to join us here in Hjalteyri and that you were able to enjoy the tour! Best regards, Kata

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Hjalteyri whale watching offers an nice trip with small groups and excellent english speaking guide, we saw a humpbackwhale, drank hot coco with a cinnamonroll, all equipment to stay dry and warm was taken care of. All together a nice experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Antoinette W
Katrín Birna V, Ticket Office at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Dear Antoinette W, Thank you so much for your review, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the tour! Best regards, Kata

Reviewed August 6, 2018

Everything was great, an unforgettable adventure! We saw 4 whales very close! The best excursion in Iceland. The weather was bad, very windy, but the company gave out a special costume, so it was not cold.

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Date of experience: June 2018
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Baldur J, Ticket sale at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2018

Dear makretskayan Thank you for the review, glad you enjoyed the tour even though the weather was bad! best regards -Baldur

Reviewed August 6, 2018

Since May is apparently not the best whale watching season I guess we should have been thankful we saw one at all if only the back and flukes. That said, the company we went with was great. The boat was stable, the crew was very...More

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Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Colleen S
Baldur J, Ticket sale at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2018

Hi Colleen! Thank you for the review, I hope you enjoyed the trip! best regards -Baldur

Reviewed August 6, 2018

We initially booked the whale watching at Husavik and due to bad weather condition we were informed to change to this location to catch the whales. We were disappointed at first as our itineraries got to change but they guaranteed that the whale watching would...More

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Date of experience: July 2018
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Baldur J, Ticket sale at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2018

Hi aprilphang! Thank you for the review, I am glad that you enjoyed our tour even though there were some changes. best regards -Baldur

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