Pingdom Check

This three-hour cruise provides you the chance to see minke, white-beaked and mainly humpback whales. It takes you to Eyjafjörður, the longest fjord in Iceland. North Iceland has the highest sighting success rates in Iceland!

The boats from Elding/Whale Watching Akureyri company are specially modified and dedicated for safe whale-watching encounters in Iceland. Their largest boat is the only high-speed whale watching ship in Iceland offering spectacular view from its "cinema-styled" viewing platform. With ample indoor and outdoor seating, a bar and a cafeteria, your ride will be comfortable and pleasant even on challenging weather days. Please note, tours are subject to weather conditions and visibility.


  • Whale watching tour with a professional guide
  • Use of warm overalls onboard
  • Available tour dates and departure times available to view during the booking process.
  • Meeting point: Elding/Whale Watching Akureyri Ticket Office.
  • Operated year round.
  • Approximate duration: 3 hours


  • Online offer only
  • Wildlife abundance is unpredictable and sightings are not guaranteed
  • Tours departing prior to 12pm are not recommended for passengers with morning arrivals from North America
  • Free for children up to 6 years old.
  • No refund for unused travel services or land arrangements once a tour starts
  • Meals are not included as part of this guided tour
  • Tour operated by Elding/Whale Watching Akureyri
  • All general inquiries, including change or cancellation requests, must be submitted online
  • Terms and conditions, including changes and cancellations to your holiday, vary depending on your country of departure. Please refer to the applicable Icelandair Holidays terms and conditions.
  • Insurance: Personal travel insurance is not included and is highly recommended. It can be arranged through Allianz Global Assistance for passengers originating in the United States and Canada.
  • Booking Confirmations: Email providers may not recognize the confirmation email sent at the time of booking, so be sure to check your SPAM or Junk folders if you haven't received it within 48 hours of confirming your purchase online.

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