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About Tour

Embark on a guided whale watching journey aboard the comfortable boat. Sail and witness the captivating humpback whales breach and the elegant minke whales drift through their natural Arctic habitat around Akureyri, Iceland’s whale watching hub.


  • Observe Humpback and Minke Whales
  • Cruise Comfortably
  • See Fjords of North Iceland
  • Enjoy Guided Boat Tour


  • Guided Boat Tour
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Free ticket to Try Again in Case of No Sightings
  • Warm Floatable Safety Overalls
  • Wi-Fi, Café, Souvenirs & Restrooms Onboard

What to bring

  • Warm Outdoor Clothing
  • Water & Windproof Jacket
  • Warm Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Camera

Tour Snapshot

Availability May - Sept
Duration 2-2.5 hours 2 hours
Departs From Akureyri
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age No limit
Group maximum 100 people
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up No


  • Expert Guides
  • No Booking Fees
  • Fast & secure payment


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Welcome aboard! We will set off from Akureyri in our speedy and comfy vessel and sail after captivating encounters with humpback and minke whales.

You can expect a comfortable ride aboard the Lilja, our convenient cruise ship. It is designed with both indoor and outdoor seating that provides the best whale watching and sightseeing experience. As we start drifting away from Akureyri’s coastline, you will admire the scenic fjords of North Iceland, capturing unique photographs of the beautiful landscapes at a distance.

Next on the agenda, whale watching! You will observe these magnificent creatures and their graceful movements, captivating breaches, and wonderful interactions - the unforgettable sights that will stay with you long after you set your foot back on land.

While you peek out for the whales, you will learn about the lives of these majestic marine mammals from our experienced guides, who will share valuable insights into the marine world and its inhabitants.

This tour’s top priority is sustainability and responsibility when it comes to maritime tourism, keeping the ecological footprint to a minimum with respect to the intricate aquatic world.

As your safety is our main priority, we ensure that top-notch equipment and safety protocols are in place, providing you with a safe onboard experience.

Don’t miss the opportunity to book a seat on the Lilja vessel and embark on a unique whale watching journey that will take your breath away. Explore the wonders of the oceans and its large inhabitants, and take away memories that will last a lifetime.

We endeavor to ensure unforgettable whale encounters, but sightings are dependent on weather and cannot be guaranteed. Our experienced captains prioritize passenger safety and comfort, so they may alter or cancel the tour if necessary. However, if you don't see any whales, we offer a FREE chance to try again!

The tour departs from the Ticket Office in Akureyri. Please bring a valid ID for check-in before boarding.

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