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Whale Watching from Downtown Akureyri

Whale Watching from Downtown Akureyri

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Maximize your chances of seeing humpback whales on this Eyjafjord whale watching cruise from Akureyri. Iceland’s longest fjord is known for attracting these massive mammals for summer feeding. Board a high-speed, specially adapted ship capable of covering all the likely viewing areas, and watch for whales from the viewing platforms and decks. Choose from several departures, including a late-night cruise (June to August), with use of thermal coveralls, raincoats, or blankets included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri
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Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri

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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.
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  • 2 hours
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Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Waterfall Day Tour from Akureyri
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Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Waterfall Day Tour from Akureyri

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Explore the natural wonders of Northern Iceland on this full-day tour from Akureyri. Enjoy spectacular views of Godafoss waterfall, then visit Lake Myvatn and enjoy free time to soak in the Myvatn Nature Baths (entrance fees not included). Along the way, marvel at natural wonders including the Dimmuborgir Lava formations and Hverir mud pools, visit Grotcaja cave, and see filming sites from hit TV show Game of Thrones.
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  • 8 hours
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Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik
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Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik

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Realize your dreams of watching humpback whales and orcas in their natural environment on a 3-hour Original Whale Watching tour from Húsavik, capital of whale watching in Iceland. After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, climb aboard a traditional Icelandic oak ship and set sail for a prime whale-watching destination on the icy ocean. With luck, marvel at the majestic mammals as they dive and plunge before your eyes, listening to informative commentary from your guide as you observe.
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  • 3 hours
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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

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Watch for nimble humpbacks and massive blue whales on this whale watching adventure from Húsavík on a traditional Icelandic oak boat. Enjoy stunning views of the Skjálfandi Bay and Vík mountains as you explore the coastline, a thriving pilgrimage place for marine mammals in the summer season. Learn about Iceland’s wildlife and culture with live commentary from your experienced guide, then finish the tour over a traditional snack of hot chocolate and Icelandic donuts.
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  • 3 hours
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Whale Safari and Puffins RIB Boat Tour from Húsavík
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Whale Safari and Puffins RIB Boat Tour from Húsavík

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Discover Iceland’s most iconic wildlife with a 2.5-hour whale and puffin tour from Húsavík on an RIB speedboat. Enjoy views of the Skjálfandi Bay as you skim along the coast, covering an expansive territory in the high-powered craft. Watch for massive blue whales and acrobatic humpbacks, and learn about life beneath the surface from your experienced guide. During the breeding season of mid-April through mid-August, visit ‘Puffin Island’ to find a thriving colony of brightly-colored birds before returning to Húsavík.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Goðafoss- Waterfall of the Gods Tour from Akureyri
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Goðafoss- Waterfall of the Gods Tour from Akureyri

An easy and short tour to Goðafoss, also known as the water of the gods, which played a role in the christening of Iceland. We drive to the waterfall and spend some time there and then we head back to Akureyri, stopping at some good photo points on the wat.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Whale and Puffin Watching around Skjálfandi Bay from Husavik

Whale and Puffin Watching around Skjálfandi Bay from Husavik

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Coastal Iceland is home to a spectacular range of native wildlife, but to see the best of it you have to take to the waves. With this tour, cruise out into Skjálfandi Bay by traditional wooden oak boat, and watch the waters for dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. Spot colorful puffins and other seabirds with live on-board commentary, and keep warm with a refreshing hot chocolate.
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  • 3 hours
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Northern Lights 4x4 Jeep Tour from Akureyri
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Northern Lights 4x4 Jeep Tour from Akureyri

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Go in search of the Northern Lights on a nighttime tour from Akureyri. Travel by 4x4 Jeep outside of town to escape any light pollution, and watch the dark sky for one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular shows. This area of northern Iceland is one of the best places to see the lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, so don’t miss the chance while you’re here. Hot chocolate and an Icelandic doughnut will keep you warm and awake while you wait for the lights to appear.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Hiking with Husky in Akureyri

Hiking with Husky in Akureyri

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Have you ever been pulled by a husky? Here is your chance to try this in Iceland. We are an Icelandic family that are completely in love of huskies. We love to share our passion
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  • 1 hour
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Whale Watching from Downtown Akureyri
"Great seeing whales in the wild!!! Highly recommend this excursion for teens and adults. Guide was terrific."..."
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Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri
"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"..."
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Lake Myvatn and Godafoss Waterfall Day Tour from Akureyri
"We (as a group of three) had enough time to travel to all destinations with an adequate amount of time spent at each location, no one was rushed in any way, and we could experience the natural beauty present. The tour guide was very informative about many aspects not only about each stop, but Iceland in general- whether it came to geology or folklore, he always had something interesting or witty to say. My favourite part had to be the mud pots- it looked (and smelled) like you had just stepped on an alien planet, with the blistered landscape inset with roaring steam columns and bubbling acid pools."..."
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Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik
"This is the best whale watching tour I've ever been on. I know nature is fickle, but I have never seen so many whales on ONE tour! The tours all communicate with each other so everyone gets a chance to see something on their tour. Fantastic!"..."
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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík
"We sag a humpback whale very long and very close. It was great! There was a lot of Information about Iceland and the sea animals."..."
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Whale Safari and Puffins RIB Boat Tour from Húsavík
"Good guide, good boats and thermo suits. All arranged like it should be! We were lucky enough to also encounter orcas. I'd recommend gentle giants any day."..."
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Northern Lights 4x4 Jeep Tour from Akureyri
"Reynir was a great guide! He took us out where there were no other spectators and it was like having a private show! He took photos on his camera, capturing some amazing views and emailed them to us the next day. The hot chocolate and doughnut was a nice touch on a cold evening. Highly recommend!"..."

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