Whale Watching from Hjalteyri

A whale watching adventure from the smallest village in Iceland

Type of tour:Day Tours
Season:01 May - 30 September
Duration:2 hours
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Whale Watching from Hjalteyri

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Surround yourself in history and nature as you join a whale watching tour from the old village of Hjalteyri (population of 43 inhabitants). Aboard a traditional oak boat, go for a quiet sailing in the calm seas of Eyjafjordur, 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

Highlights

Hjalteyri: This tiny village is a one of the best kept secret in the heart of North Iceland. 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. 

Whale watching. Witness the gentle giants in their natural surroundings. Iceland is one of the best places in the world to go whale watching. Seeing these great mammals is truly an unforgettable experience. Around Iceland there are over 20 different species of whales, 8 of which are regularly seen on whale watching tours, e.g. the humpback whale, minke whale and orcas. They come to feed here and the conditions are good for them, i.e. around Iceland two currents mix, hot water and cold arctic waters, and the bays and fjords offer relatively shallow water. These combined make favorable feeding condition for the whales.

What to bring:

  • Warm layerable clothing
  • Your camera is a must

Included

  • Whale Watching tour from Hjalteyri
  • Departure from Hjalteyri
  • Pick up from Reykjavik or Akureyri not included