Hjalteyri Whale Watching

Try a unique whale watching tour from the charming village of Hjalteyri, a well kept secret in the heart of North Iceland, only a 15 minute drive from Akureyri.

Surround yourself in history and visit the old village of Hjalteyri, which has a population of 43 inhabitants. Step aboard our traditional oak boat, Knörrinn, North Sailing‘s first whale watching boat, for a quiet sailing in the calm seas of Eyjafjörður, a favourable habitat of marine life.

This tour gives you the unique opportunity to get in touch with the great wildlife of the North, including whales and seabirds, all under the guidance and expertise of our most qualified crew.

The old herring meal and oil processing factory in Hjalteyri was the largest of its kind in Iceland. The factory shut down in 1966 and now hosts various activities.

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.

You can also join this tour with a short return bus ride from Akureyri.
For more info visit FAB travel website here.


  • Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns.


  • Expert whale watching guide.

Extra clothes

  • Warm overalls and raincoats if needed.

2,5 hours approx.

Daily 16 May – 30 September

Hjalteyri, Iceland

8.910 ISK (10% discount incl.)

departures between 16:00 – 20:00

Full price:
9.900 ISK Adults
3.300 ISK 7-15 years
FREE Under 7 years

(All prices include 11% VAT)

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