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Whale Watching Hjalteyri

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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Hjalteyrarvegur, Hjalteyri 601, Iceland
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+354 840 7250
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We visited this attraction in September, 2017. The weather was quite good for Iceland and we were lucky enough to see the whales, the attraction itself was very well-organized and informative, hot chovolate and cinnamon buns was also a pleasant compliment on our way back.More

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

Dear Alexey, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you had a good time out at sea in the 'quite-good-for-Iceland-weather'! As long as it's not raining and not windy, the weather is quite good! It's always amazing to see the whales in their natural habitat,...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Captain is expert going to the point where whales are. A very nice trip. Fully recommended. Beautifull view of Fjord.More

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

Dear Alex, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you were satisfied with the service of our crew! We've got a highly qualified crew and aim to ensure professionalism and quality on board our tours, in addition to a good time out at sea! It's...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Was re-routed to Hjalteyri from Husavik, as weather conditions weren't ideal at Husavik. Wasn't too much of an issue for us as we were heading towards Akureyri for the day. Our guide for the trip was really knowledgeable about whales, and we could feel her...More

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

Dear Cassiedra, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you had a 'whale of a time' in our whale watching tour! Thankfully you were able to join our tour in Hjalteyri since the weather conditions in Húsavík were not favourable. In particular, it's fantastic that...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

I came with a friend and we discovered this little place by chance. The trip dured 2 hours and it was amazing. The water was so calm that it was like we were on a lake. A big thank to Jo and the captain of...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 had an amazing experience on our whale watching tour! As you rightly point out, Eyjafjörður fjord is usually quite calm due to the fact that it is a fjord. In particular, it's great that you...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

We had a great captain and excellent female guide on the boat. She was really passionate about the whales and knew a lot about them. The whale called 'Tattoo' really stole the show! We would really recommend it! Thank You! Hannes & Elise from BelgiumMore

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

Dear Hannes, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you had a wonderful time in our whale watching tour and that you recommend it to other travelers! Says a lot! In particular, I'm pleased that you were satisfied with the service of our crew. We...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

Awesome experience! Provided warm suits to wear before boarding, and hot chocolate with local donut. Was able to see a humpback whale numerous times and the crew seemed very knowledgeable. Would recommend!More

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

Dear Mkholland, Thank you for your review. It's fantastic that you had an awesome experience and recommend our whale watching tour to other travelers. Really says a lot! It's particularly pleasing that you highlight the crew's service, as we aim to ensure professionalism and quality...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

I'm so glad that we booked our whale watching tour with North Sailing's Hjalteyri port. I've been on whale watching tours before, but none of them compare to the experience that we had on the waters of Eyjafjörður. We were able to get so close...More

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

Dear Owen, Thank you for your review. I'm in awe! It's fantastic that you had such a good time out at sea, particularly since this wasn't your first whale watching tour! The whales in the scenic Eyjafjörður fjord seem to be our biggest fans, as...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

My friend and I went on the whale watching tour yesterday from Hjalteyri and it was absolutely amazing! When we arrived we got into some really cozy overalls and thanks god we did as it gets pretty cold out there and sometimes a bit wet...More

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

Dear Julia, Thank you for the review. I'm so glad you had a good time in our whale watching tour and that you enjoyed the overall experience! I'm particularly impressed that you highlight our non-touristy traditional Icelandic oak boat, which is really a stunner! I...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

We had a small boat, what was not to touristic. The captain was a great whale spotter, so we saw a few Humbackwhales. Our guide was Jo, she spoke very enthusiastic about the whales and it was nice to listen to her. Overall great experience.More

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Elis_Orri, Public Relations Manager at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dear Jelte, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed the whale watching tour on board our traditional Icelandic oak boat and were satisfied with the crew's service. We aim to ensure professionalism and quality on board our tours in addition to a good...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

It was really exciting to go into the fjord to see the whales with Whale watching Hjalteyri ! The captain and our guide were really great, we have many explanation and we see many whales, close to the boat, it was really peaceful and beautiful...More

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Elis_Orri, Public Relations Manager at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Dear Julie, Thank you for your review. I'm glad you had a good time in our whale watching tour in the scenic Eyjafjörður fjord! It's particularly great that you highlight the service of our crew, as we aim to ensure professionalism and quality on board...More

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