Sailing on a traditional Icelandic oak boat, we approach the whales at a constant speed, thus ensuring the animal are not disturbed by our presence. The tour departs from Hjalteyri, which has a population of 43 people!
- whales and dolphins in their natural surroundings
- Nature of Eyjafjörður, the longest fjord of Iceland
- Sailing on a traditional oak boat
- View of Hrísey Island
Surround yourself in history and visit the old village of Hjalteyri, which has a population of 43 inhabitants. Step aboard the traditional oak boat, Knörrinn, for a quiet sailing in the calm seas of Eyjafjörður, a favourable habitat of marine life.
This tour gives you the unique opportunity to get in touch with the great wildlife of the North, including whales and seabirds, all under the guidance and expertise of our most qualified crew.
The old herring meal and oil processing factory in Hjalteyri was the largest of its kind in Iceland. The factory shut down in 1966 and now hosts various activities.
Enjoy the scenic surroundings of Hjalteyri and experience the aura of old times. Hjalteyri is a well kept secret in the heart of North Iceland.
Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns included. Warm overalls and raincoats are available if needed.
Tour duration: 2,5 hours
Dates & prices
Daily from 16. May to 30. September
For full details, find your date in the booking area and see all available departure times!
Price per person: ISK 9.900
Children 7 -15 years: ISK 3.300
Included in the price:
- 2,5 hour tour
- Expert whale watching guide
- Warm overalls and raincoats if needed
- Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns
Good to know
- Bring warm clothes and closed shoes.
- Transfers to/from Hjalteyri is not included. The local schedule bus does not go into the village of Hjalteyri, so this option is suitable for self-drive travellers.
- Tours are dependent on weather and sea conditions. For your safety and comfort, the tour operators reserve the right to change or cancel departures, even with short notice, should weather or other conditions change. In case of cancellations due to weather, customers receive a full refund or can change their departure depending on availability.