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.


  • Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns.


  • Expert whale watching guide.

Extra clothes

  • Warm overalls and raincoats if needed.

Availability 2020

Due to Covid-19, we had to decrease our availability for 2020 and unfortunately, we will not be running the Whale Watching Hjalteyri tours this season.

We will still be running our best-selling Húsavík Original Whale Watching tours.

For all available departures see our timetable for 2020.

Note that our Whale Watching Hjalteyri tours are, of course, available for 2021!

2,5 hours approx.

Daily 18 May – 30 September

Hjalteyri, Iceland

9.990 ISK Adults
3.300 ISK 7-15 years
FREE Under 7 years

(All prices include 11% VAT)

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