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Whale Watching Hjalteyri

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Hjalteyrarvegur, Hjalteyri 601, Iceland
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Hjalteyri is a well kept secret in the heart of North Iceland, only a 15 minute drive from Akureyri. Step aboard our traditional oak boat, Knorrinn, and enjoy a quiet sailing in the calm seas of Eyjafjorður, 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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hjalteyrarvegur, Hjalteyri 601, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful whale watching tour. The ambiance of the town - a small fishing village - is the perfect way to start the tour. The boat is small so we could see whales on both sides - but not so small that we...More

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Katrín Birna V, Ticket Office at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Danielle L, Thank you for your review! I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour and got to learn some things about whales, that's very important to us! Hope you have a lovely stay in Iceland. Best regards, Kata

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot recommend this tour strongly enough! We did this excursion because Husavik was too far out of our way to work with our itinerary, and I am really glad we did! Of course the fact that we spotted a whale who then proceeded to...More

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Katrín Birna V, Ticket Office at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your review! I'm very glad that you enjoyed the tour, the whales sure are amazing here in Hjalteyri! Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Iceland. Best regards, Kata

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

This tour was simply perfect. The crew is amazing and gives you all the explanations you want. In addition the boat is quite small so that you get really close to the whales, but the captain left enough space so that the whale was not...More

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Katrín Birna V, Ticket office at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Possyw, Thank you for your review, I'm very glad you enjoyed the tour! Like you pointed out it's so important to us that we never disturb the whales so they don't feel uncomfortable around the boat. Hope you enjoyed your time in Iceland! Best...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Chose this tour company because of time constraints that would have made the usual trip from Husavik difficult - the departure point is convenient from Akureyri and reachable from the Lake Myvatn area. The staff were very friendly, and the jumpsuits we had to wear,...More

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Elis_Orri, Public Relations Manager at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Dear ELandJSK, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed our whale watching tour! Following two whales for quite a while can certainly be memorable. As you rightly mention, Hjalteyri is conveniently located only 15-minutes from Akureyri. I'm particularly...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We had a family vacation in Iceland the week before Memorial Day and it was unbelievable. Our whale watching trip was one of the highlights of the trip. We saw whales and at one point had one stay around and surface several times...it was amazing!More

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Elis_Orri, Public Relations Manager at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Rudy, Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed our whale watching tour, and in awe that this was one of your highlights here in Iceland - as I know there's A LOT to both see and do. That truly says a...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We saw several humpbacks.n The guide's commentary was very good. We chose this trip because it left from a location close to where we were staying.More

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Elis_Orri, Public Relations Manager at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Jack, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our whale watching tour. It's particularly great that you were satisfied with the crew's service, as we aim to ensure professionalism and quality on board our tours in addition to a good time out...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We had a great time with our guide and captain. We saw two humpback whales very early on and followed them for the duration of our trip. I was able to get some great photos.More

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Elis_Orri, Public Relations Manager at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Heddyandscott, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our whale watching tour! As you point out, due to Hjalteyri's superb location to traditional whale watching areas, it often takes only a few minutes before spotting the first whales of the tour! It's...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Special thanks to Joe for all explanations that she gave to us about whales. We saw at least 5 whales in 2h.More

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Elis_Orri, Public Relations Manager at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Julieng, Thank you for your review. It's delightful that you enjoyed the full whale watching experience! In particular, I'm glad that you were satisfied with the service of our crew, as we aim to ensure professionalism and quality on board our tours, in addition...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

We did the tour beginning of sept and got to see one whale in the fjord close to our starting point. We followed him for 1½ hours. It was really amazing. The crew (guide and captain) was very nice and did a great job. In...More

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Elis_Orri, Public Relations Manager at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Nina, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our whale watching tour so much you feel confident enough to recommend it to other travelers! It really says a lot! As you rightly point out, due to Hjalteyri's superb location, it often only...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Beutiful experience to watch a humpback whale eating in the fjord. Great, up close views and our tour guide was so knowledgeable and passionate about her job. Highly recommend it!More

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Elis_Orri, Public Relations Manager at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Dear Alih, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you feel confident enough to recommend it to other travelers. Really says a lot! Additionally, it's great that you highlight the service of our crew, as we aim to ensure professionalism and quality on board our...More

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