Whale Watching Eyjafjörður: From Árskógssandur

Join our classic whale watching tours from the charming village of Árskógssandur, only a 30-minute drive from Akureyri, Iceland.

Step aboard our traditional oak boat and enjoy sailing in the calm seas of Eyjafjörður. This tour gives you the unique opportunity to encounter the great wildlife of North Iceland, including whales and seabirds – all under the guidance of our most qualified crew.

Humpback whales of Eyjafjörður

Playful humpbacks have found their summer dwelling in Eyjafjörður and are often seen on our tours. Other species with regular sightings are minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. Last year, we were lucky with 100% sightings of humpback whales, so the chances of seeing whales during the tours are in your favour. But don’t forget, this is wild nature, and sightings are never guaranteed.

Warm overalls and refreshments for everyone

We offer warm overalls during the trip, and you can enjoy a steaming cup of hot cocoa and freshly baked cinnamon buns on the way home – while listening to your guide tell you more about the magnificent creatures and share stories from the fjord.

Welcome to Árskógssandur

The picturesque village of Árskógssandur is located on the western shore of Eyjafjörður, Iceland, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the tranquil waters of the fjord. Árskógssandur is home to the excellent Beer Spa featuring the unique Beer Baths, an outside wooden hot tub, a sauna and Ströndin Bistro with a wonderful seaside view. From the harbour in Árskógssandur, you can also jump on the ferry to the beautiful Island of Hrísey. The journey takes around 15 minutes each way. In Hrísey, you can stroll around the little harbour village, go hiking and bird watching around the Island, visit the shark museum or take a sightseeing tour by tractor!


Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns.
Expert whale watching guide.
Warm overalls and raincoats if needed.

Free cancellation up to 24h before

Total booking flexibility

Pay now or upon arrival

2,5 hours approx.

1 February – 15 December

Árskógssandur, Iceland

Your North Sailing boarding card grants you the following discounts in Árskógssandur:

  • 10% discount on admission and beer soaps at the Beer Baths in Árskógssandur.
  • 10% discount on the food menu at Ströndin Bistro at the Beer Baths. Please show your boarding card when ordering.
  • 10% discount on beers at Kaldi Brewery in Árskógssandur.

You will also get the following discounts in Hjalteyri and Húsavík:

Adults: 11.990 ISK
Children (7-15 years): 6.000 ISK
FREE Under 7 years
(All prices include 11% VAT)

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