Dolphin & Whale Watching in Akureyri

THE 5 BEST Dolphin & Whale Watching in Akureyri, Iceland

Dolphin & Whale Watching in Akureyri

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  • lucky_er313
    Portland, OR2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thanks for the awesome tour!

    Whale watching itself requires some research, forecast, and most importantly a good speck of luck. We were able to spot two humpback whales. Captain was very well experienced and kept distance with the whales to prevent disruptions. Tour guide Jacob was fun conversationalist and also provided us for educational information about the whales throughout the tour. Got great photos from them too! Amenities on the boat was great. Never-ending hot beverages from the machine on boat. Tip: no matter how hot the day is, bring an extra layer and most importantly a windbreaker!!! I underestimated the situation and only wore a hoodie. Bad idea, because the wind started hitting once we sailed more out of the harbor. As the sun went down, the temperature also dropped significantly. They do have rain coats and overalls on board if you didn't prepare your own. Anyways, hope you will enjoy the views more with your eyes than your cameras! have fun : )
    Written July 21, 2024
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  • KMac322
    Atlanta, GA125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding tour! After a failed attempt (due to rough seas) the day before in a different port, I was lucky to get a spot on the afternoon RIB express tour. Even if we hadn’t seen any whales, it would have been a fun and scenic boat ride, but boy did we see whales! From start to finish, it was one sighting after another of humpback and minke whales. I specifically wanted to do a tour in a RIB boat and be at the water level and it did not disappoint. One whale swam right by the boat! We also heard another whale trumpet.

    The onboard naturalist was fantastic and don’t worry about taking pictures and videos, the naturalist took a bunch and you can email them for the link after the tour. This is also a very responsible company who cares about the marine life. They are careful to stay a respectful distance from the whales and let the whales come to the boat.

    In our two week Iceland trip, this was probably my favorite thing we did. Can’t recommend highly enough!
    Written July 16, 2024
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  • Joy Dunst
    Waukesha, WI14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a great experience. They were knowledgeable, friendly, and made sure we saw the whales. And there was certainly NO DISAPPOINTMENT!
    Written July 16, 2024
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  • Solène M
    Bratislava, Slovakia9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I spent such a great moment surrounded by nature, we saw four whales, from really close. And I also loved to be in the fast boat, jumping the waves. The guide was really good.
    Written May 28, 2019
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  • Mari S
    Vantaa, Finland27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The whale watching trip was some 3hours and we saw some whales.
    The guide told us alot about the sealife here. Boat was good. They told us there were some blankets, raincoats and overalls, but we found them a bit too late. It was really cold.
    Over all the experiense was good.
    Written August 2, 2019
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