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Whale Watching with Ambassador in Akureyri

This fantastic tour offers a full whale watching and wildlife experience with highly professional guides that help to enrich your knowledge and understanding of the Eyjafjordur fjord‘s ecosystem, geology, history and folklore.

From the beginning this has been one of our most popular tours, since the probability of spotting whales in Eyjafjordur is incredibly high. We have had over 99% sighting success on our cruises! It seems that the humpbacks of the North Atlantic ocean really love this area which is abundant with wildlife and beauty.

  • BOOK YOUR TICKET online, call us or drop by at the booking office by Torfunefsbryggja harbor.
  • Put on your warm clothes, layer up. Bring sunglasses and binoculars if you have them. 
  • Arrive at the harbour at least fifteen minutes before departure.

Departures June - August

 09:00 10:00 13:00 14:00 17:00 20:30
See booking calendar
3 hours
Torfunefsbryggja Akureyri
Time Period
All year
Age Limit
Tour Type
Family friendly

Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Why go whale watching with Ambassador from Akureyri?

Our success rate is very high and we guarantee sightings. If there are no whales or dolphins encountered on your tour, you can join us another day for FREE!

Our team of guides is led by a certified marine biologist, and their knowledge and passion for Akureyri’s marine wildlife is unequaled in the industry.

Our vessels are perfect for whale watching with great viewing opportunities from every angle. We have warm indoor cabins and drinks and snacks for you to enjoy while exploring the wonderful scenery and wildlife.

Where to find us

Tour fact sheet

  • Approximately three hour whale watching tour
  • Multiple viewing platforms
  • 360° panorama from top deck
  • Commentary through on board sound system
  • Heated indoor cabin with toilet facilities
  • Comfortable cushioned seats & ample space
  • Light snacks, sandwiches, coffee, drinks available on board
  • Free Wi-Fi

Schedule for Akureyri Whale Watching 2017

09:00 14th– 31st 1st– 30th 1st– 31st 1st– 31st 1st– 30th 1st– 15th
10:00 1st– 30th 1st– 31st 1st– 12th
13:00 1st– 30th 1st– 30th 1st– 31st 1st– 31st 1st– 30th 1st– 31st
14:00 1st– 30th 1st– 31st 1st– 12th
17:00 1st– 30th 1st– 31st 1st– 31st 1st– 30th
20:30 1st– 30th 1st– 31st 1st– 12th

  • “Stunning scenery, with whales!” I wandered in to the office and asked if they thought there was much chance of seeing whales that day. I was drily informed by a guide that the probability was between 99-100% so I booked and am so glad I did! We saw lots of minke whales and humpbacks, with some of the humpbacks coming very close to us....

    tea_n_see / Australia
    tea_n_see / Australia From Tripadvisor
  • “First Class Experience!”
    Today we went on their last whale watching trip of the year, they end now until next Spring. And what a way to finish! We saw minke and humpbacks playing and diving no more than 5 metres from our boat. For over an hour we watched and photographed these amazing creatures, seemingly oblivious to us being there.

    Andy-S60 / England
    Andy-S60 / England From Tripadvisor
  • “Unbelievable experience”
    We could not keep count on the many whales we saw, so close up that I felt like I could just reach out my hand and touch them. What an amazing experience. We were on a high speed boat so we could just follow the whales and get up very close again and again. We also saw the warmest waterfall in Europe. Excellent trip with nice details in addition to the main purpose of seeing whales. Beautiful view of the mountains surrounding the fjord.

    soleybs From Tripadvisor
  • “Close enough to touch the whales!”
    My husband and I did the speed boat tour on our honeymoon, and we had a fantastic time! We saw harbor porpoises, minke whales, and humpbacks so close that they sprayed water on us. Our guide Mary was knowledgeable and fun to have with us. I would highly recommend this your for anyone who loves beautiful views and marine life!

    Alex K
    Alex K From Tripadvisor
  • “Best excursion in Iceland for us!”
    We went whale watching on the extreme ribbed boat on October 22. Our captain Örn and our guide Anna were amazing! We were able to get up close to all the whales! It was an amazing experience! We saw about 6-7 different humpbacks and a few minke whales. It was so worth the money. I would really recommend the extreme boat tour because you can see the whales so well from the small boat and with just a few people around you. It is also fast enough to cruise over to a whale when you start to see it from far. I think this was my favorite thing I've experienced in Iceland!

    Allissa M
    Allissa M From Tripadvisor
  • “Used Ambassador for Northern Lights Viewing

    Ambassador took us on a northern lights viewing tour in Akureyri and needless to say, we are so glad that we went along. At our hotel, the Icelandair Akureyri, they recommended that we go out on a boat to see the northern lights because their forecast said there would be a good chance of catching them. Well, we listened and spent the $100 to go and have nothing but a lifetime of memories.

    We saw the aurora borealis in all the colors you can possibly imagine, dancing, bouncing and just at their best. It was a frigidly cold night, but the boat staff did their best to offer us blankets and let us go down to the bottom, covered deck to keep warm. It was a lovely experience and Ambassador made it possible.”

    LeHungryPlanet From Tripadvisor
  • “Stunning scenery, with whales We took a morning excursion on a RIB boat and were not disappointed. The staff were very accommodating. We had great weather, and the fjord was very calm. We first saw a minke whale at some distance. But pretty quickly came across a pair of humpbacks. I was surprised at how close they came to the boat as they fed – they didn’t seem too worried about us. Impressive creatures and a wonderful experience.

    plantaginea From Tripadvisor
  • “Stunning scenery, with whales

    Perfect for whale watching. Wear their overalls to keep warm. Crew knew where we had to go to see whales. I have brilliant photos

    SHEI999 From Tripadvisor
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