Take part in an adventure at sea with an unforgettable trip into the world of whales and sea birds on the long and narrow fjord of Eyjaföršur. This tour is operated in in co operation with Niels Jonson ltd. the oldest Whale Watching company in Iceland. Enjoy the day watching whales playing in their own environment. The excellent guides describe what you can see and where to look. Then try your hand at sea angling in the clear ocean.
|Tour length: 4 hours, departure 9:00 am|
|Price: 10.000 ISK, 3 persons minimum.|
|Depart from: Hof Culture Center - hotel pickup available in Akureyri|
|Operated: May15th - Sept|
|Notice: We cant guarantee to spot whales on every tour.|
The Tour starts in Akureyri were you can be picked up from your hotel. After 30 min drive we arrive at Hauganes harbor were we board our boat for the Whale Watching and sea angling trip.
Nķels Jónsson ehf is a old and rooted family company that started sailing with tourists over the summertime in 1989, and began to take people on Whale Watching excursions the summer 1993.
The boat, Nķels Jónsson EA-106 is spacious and lovely on the eyes with a passenger capacity of 45 people. The boat is captained by a professional fisherman with decades of experience.We sail on the beautiful Eyjafjöršur in search of whales but we also try catching some fish for those who are interested. This is a fully guided tour and we offer coffee and homemade pastries.
Humpbacks, minke whales, dolphins and porpoises are commonly spotted during these popular tours. To ensure that the animals are not disturbed by our presence, we sail at a constant speed towards the whales habitat. As a result, a variety of species, from humpback whales to tiny porpoises, often surface within a few feet of the boat.
Sea angling is a fantastic experience. The crystal clear air and the excitement of catching a fish in the happy company of first-timers and experienced fishermen makes this a must-do trip.
The most commonly caught fish on our tours are cod, haddock, pollock and catfish. If you are lucky, you might even catch a giant halibut! We provide all the equipment needed for fishing and assistance by experienced guides. First-class tours for individuals and groups of all sizes.