Hjalteyri is only a short 15 minute drive from Akureyri, conveniently located for whale watching on the west bank of Eyjafjörður Fjord. Humpback whales and white beaked dolphins are commonly spotted just outside the harbour of Hjalteyri. We sail on oak fishing boats, beautifully restored and equipped for whale watching.
The old herring processing factory of Hjalteyri was the largest of its kind in Iceland. The factory was shut down in 1966 and now hosts an art gallery. 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.
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