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Hjalteyri: Whale Watching

Whale Watching from the Heart of Eyjafjörður

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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Price from

9.900 ISK per person

Tour type

Other Regions


  • Eyjafjörður Fjord
  • Whales in their natural habitat
  • Sea birds


June 1st - August 31st



Departure time

09:30 and 13:30


2 Hours


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  • Tour starts at the harbour in Hjalteyri

We recommend you bring

  • Warm Clothing
  • Camera
  • Gloves

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