Whale watching at Hjalteyri aboard a traditional Icelandic oak boat
Activity: Animals, Boat Cruise, Wildlife Tours
Languages spoken: English, Icelandic
Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins
Difficulty: EasyMeeting point:
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- Enjoy low-impact whale watching at the secluded location of Hjalteyri whilst aboard a traditional Icelandic oak boat
- Don't miss the opportunity to watch these incredible creatures in their natural habitat
- Professional, English-speaking crew will guide you to the best whale watching sights
- Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns served onboard for the return journey
- Warm overalls provided on cold days
All about the trip
Join us for low-impact whale watching from the charming village of Hjalteyri, a well-kept secret in the heart of North Iceland and only a 15-minute drive from Akureyri.
Surround yourself in Icelandic history and visit the old village of Hjalteyri, which has a population of roughly 40 inhabitants. We will be sailing aboard our traditional Icelandic oak boat called, 'Knörrinn', as we search across the calm seas of Eyjafjörður looking for whales.
Much like our classic whale watching tour, we will be aboard the traditional Icelandic oak boat, Andvari. We begin the tour by sailing out to Puffin Island, located only a short distance from Húsavík. Once there we will spend our time admiring the 200,000 puffins who call this island home. They really are beautiful creatures and the sight of so many of them all on one island really is something to behold.
Afterwards, we will head out to the best whale watching areas and spend the rest of the tour admiring these giant giants.
This sustainable approach to whale watching, combined with our professional crew's knowledge of where to find the whales, will ensure that you have an unforgettable day of admiring these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. As an added treat, after a day of whale watching, hot chocolate and cinnamon buns will be served on board as we make our way home. Not a bad way to warm-up after being out in the Icelandic elements!Hjalteyri Wikipedia Hjalteyri whale watching YouTube video
What is included in the price
- Entrance fees
- English-speaking guide
- Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns
- Warm overalls are available if it's a particularly cold day
What is not included in the price
Please check the local weather conditions for the day and dress accordingly.
Foldable wheelchairs are permitted onboard our whale watching boats free of charge. Please advise us prior to booking.
Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
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