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Keli Sea Tours

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Akureyri, Iceland
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About Keli Sea Tours
Come aboard an traditional Icelandic oak boat and travel Eyjafjorður. Experience the wildlife and weather traveling from Akureyri around one of the most beautiful fjords in Iceland. Whale watching adventure with birds and other wildlife surely enriching the experience. We set off close to Hof, downtown Akureyri .
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HWG wrote a review Jun 2022
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We had a wonderful whale watching trip of more than 3 hours with Keli Sea Tours in the meticulously restored historic boat of the Egilsson family. Our group of just 4 people was small, because the summer months for tourists are just beginning. Nevertheless, Mr. Keli and his wonderful crew took all the time necessary to show us around in the beautiful area including a 20 min bus ride to the bay area where the boat is located. The weather was perfect, and the coveralls were very helpful to keep the cold winds away. Due to the vast experience of the crew we were able to see whales which was really impressive for us landlubbers. We highly recommend Keli's individualized tours, and we love to come back to have another trip with Keli Sea Tours!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Dam-Frosses wrote a review Jun 2022
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Beautiful, historic boat; thoughtful, personal, friendly service; small groups; plus whales! What’s not to like? Also, we loved the coveralls, and sort of wish we could wear them for the rest of our stay in Iceland. 😁
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Travelinis wrote a review Jun 2022
Worms, Germany127 contributions33 helpful votes
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We had a fantastic time on a beautiful boat with a family crew, who went an extra mile to ensure that we definitely see whales. Very friendly, very experienced and if you book through the webpage, you receive 10% discount. We loved it and recommend it very highly. The trip took longer than expected which was fantastic as the crew wanted us to definitely see whales…and we did. Definitely better than a speed boat and I would only go out with them again. Thank you guys for an unforgettable trip. 🥰
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Nomi wrote a review Aug 2021
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We really enjoyed the whaling tour that Keli Sea Tours arranged for us. The trip was fun, and the experienced staff made sure we got to see whales, too! We also did the fishing (angling) and took home some sea bass for dinner!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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JLloydLondon wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom1140 contributions205 helpful votes
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An outstanding whale watching experience in a breathtaking location, Keli Seatours (in partnership with Whales.is) bring generations of experience of sailing in harmony with the whales of Eyjafjordur, one of the longest and most beautiful fjords in Iceland. Compared with whale watching tours departing from Reykjavik and Husavik, sailing from Hauganes is a vastly preferable experience, as the narrow fjord means that the boat will be much more quickly in range of the whales, rather than needing a lengthy journey to first get to the feeding grounds. That means a much better chance of a prolonged encounter with these majestic mammals, rather than half of the sailing or more being set aside for the "commute" to get there. Even without sight of any whales or dolphins, the stunning scenery rewards a sailing with Keli Seatours, with impressive mountain ranges rising steeply on both sides of the fjord. These mountains also provide a windbreak (except for when the northerlies are blowing), making it a calmer and more peaceful experience too. Halldor was our guide on this journey, and he provided a very entertaining commentary as we made our way from Hauganes to the edge of Hrisey and back. It wasn't very long before we heard a blowhole exhalation and had our first sight of a number of humpbacks as they glided around the fjord, feeding and diving as they wished. The boat captain did his best to get us as close as possible, without disturbing the whales, and respecting their space. It was a glorious way to spend a Saturday morning and one that is highly recommended if you find yourself in North Iceland. The boats are well-equipped, spacious, comfortable and stable, with flotation suits provided, along with coffee, hot chocolate and cakes. An excellent experience.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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