100% whale sightings in Árskógssandur this season!
From Hjalteyri to Árskógssandur
Apart from our well known whale watching in Húsavík since 1995, we have been running whale watching tours for many years in Eyjafjörður. Before this season, we made a strategic decision to relocate from Hjalteyri to the charming village of Árskógssandur. The reason? Simply put, better whale watching! To explain a bit more: over the years we have discovered a magical whale watching triangle between Árskógssandur, Hrísey, and Grenivík, where humpback whales are often found due to the high amount of krill and small fish, the primary diet of humpback whales.
Not only did we have a 100% sighting rate of humpbacks, but most of our tours spotted the first whales shortly after we left the harbour, maximizing customer experience and minimizing fuel consumption and carbon footprint at the same time. Our first season was a great success, and we all loved it here!
“The people who run the tours are jolly and awesome! This was my first whale watching experience and it was worth every penny. We saw many humpback whales and got respectfully close at times to the whales. It was topped off with cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate. What a way to spend a morning!”
The village of Árskógssandur in North Iceland is a humpback whale paradise located in a stunning setup. Scenic views surround you in every direction, with two standout gems: Hrísey, the island situated in the heart of the fjord, and Kaldbakur, the highest peak in the region easily recognized by the eternal snow patches during summer. But the best is yet to come, Árskógssandur is home to Kaldi – Iceland’s first microbrewery! The brewery even features the unique Beer Baths, an outdoor wooden hot tub, a sauna, and the wonderful seaside-view restaurant Mýri! For a stay in Árskógssandur, we recommend the new and cosy Hótel Kaldi, located right in the heart of this charming little village.
Excitement building up for the 2024 season
We’re happy to announce that daily tours will kick off as early as February 2024 from Árskógssandur. Enjoy the day with whale watching along Eyjafjörður fjord followed by relaxing in the unique beer baths!
Book online with promo code EARLYBIRDS24 for a special 10% discount, limited time only.