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“Whale Watching Tour 4 - Whales 1”

Whale Watching Hjalteyri
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Hjalteyri
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Since May is apparently not the best whale watching season I guess we should have been thankful we saw one at all if only the back and flukes. That said, the company we went with was great. The boat was stable, the crew was very knowledgeable and welcoming and the rest of the experience was wonderful. I would choose them again, but pick a time of year when you are more likely to see more whales!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Baldur J, Ticket sale at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Hi Colleen!

Thank you for the review, I hope you enjoyed the trip!

best regards
-Baldur

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

We initially booked the whale watching at Husavik and due to bad weather condition we were informed to change to this location to catch the whales. We were disappointed at first as our itineraries got to change but they guaranteed that the whale watching would continued as the weather over at Hjalteyri was much better compared to Husavik. We were very lucky to catch not only one but 3 whales in total. I like the fact that North sailing had another option for us and they were quick to inform customers on the changes as weather in Iceland is pretty unpredictable. Even though our itineraries had to make minor changes but whale watching was something that shouldn't be missed in Iceland. We also enjoyed the hot chocolate and buns at the end of the tour. It was an amazing experience and we would recommend North Sailing to all.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Baldur J, Ticket sale at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Hi aprilphang!

Thank you for the review, I am glad that you enjoyed our tour even though there were some changes.

best regards

-Baldur

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

We had a blast looking for humpback whales. It was really windy and cold that morning so we were worried we would be freezing on the boat but they gave us warm jumpers so bundle up in. This was great for our young kids ages 6,4, and 1 because the water isn’t rough in this area. There were lots of whales out and about so the kids were very entertained. They also gave out some hot chocolate towards the end of the tour. We ate at the little restaurant next door to the dock after and it was delicious.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Baldur J, Ticket sale at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Dear Mary

Thank you so much for the review, great to hear that you enjoyed the tour so muhc!

best regards
-Baldur

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Nice old fishing boat, good personnel! Saw the whales, even the tale. We were lucky, we had almost private tour

Date of experience: July 2018
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Baldur J, Ticket sale at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Dear Susanna

Thank you for the review, i'm so glad you enjoyed the tour!

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

We visited Iceland in June 2018. Weather was nice and during this short trip we saw three whales 4-5 times during thier breathings. We recommend this trip for everyone.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Katrín Birna V, Ticket Office at Whale Watching Hjalteyri, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Dear Inesaru,

Thank you so much for your review, I'm very glad that you enjoyed the tour!

Best regards,
Kata

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