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Whale Watching Akureyri

11.192 ISK (Full price 13.990 ISK)

Children 7-15 years: 5.596 ISK (Full price 6.995 ISK)

Children 0-6 years: FREE

2-2.5 HRS

Whale Watching in Akureyri! Join us on the Lilja for an up-close and personal rendezvous with some of the world’s most magnificent creatures. Witness the awe-inspiring humpback whales and the graceful minke whales as they breach and play in their natural habitat.

Tour description

Join us aboard the Lilja for a close encounter with some of the world’s most magnificent creatures. You’ll have the chance to witness humpback whales and minke whales in their natural habitat, where they breach and play, showcasing their inspiring grace.

Our experienced and knowledgeable crew members are passionate about marine life and dedicated to ensuring you have an unforgettable experience. They will provide you with fascinating insights into the biology and behavior of these incredible marine mammals, enhancing your appreciation of this unique ecosystem.

Set against the backdrop of Akureyri’s picturesque fjords, our whale-watching adventure offers the perfect setting for your excursion. As we cruise through the waters, you’ll have ample opportunities to capture stunning photographs of Iceland’s breathtaking landscapes.

The Lilja, our vessel of choice, is a fast cruising ship that ensures a comfortable and stable ride for all passengers. With both indoor and outdoor seating options, you can enjoy unobstructed views of the action and stay cozy in any weather.

At Special Tours, we are deeply committed to protecting Akureyri’s delicate marine ecosystem. Our tours follow sustainable practices to minimize our ecological footprint and respect the environment.

Your safety is our top priority. We provide all necessary safety equipment and adhere to strict safety protocols to ensure a worry-free excursion.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary adventure that connects you with the wonders of the sea. Special Tours’ Whale Watching tour on the Lilja promises a memorable journey where you’ll witness nature’s beauty in its purest form.

Book your spot on the Lilja today and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching adventure in Akureyri, Iceland. Join us as we explore the secrets of the deep blue and create memories that will last a lifetime!

What's included

  • Guided boat tour
  • Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings!
  • Warm floatable overalls provided for your comfort & safety – overalls also available in children’s sizes!
  • Wi-Fi, Café and Souvenirs on board
  • WCs on board

Tour details


2-2.5 HRS




We recommend warm clothes and good footwear - and don't forget your camera!


May June July August September
09:00 09:00 09:00 09:00 09:00
13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00


Additional information

Please note that the starting point for this tour is the Special Tours Ticket Office Akureyri.

You will be asked to show a valid form of ID upon arrival for check-in.

+354 560 8800

Important information

The tour is dependent on weather and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Weather and sea conditions can be unpredictable during the winter months. Our captains will make their decision to sail based on many years of experience, always keeping in mind passenger safety and comfort.

We can never guarantee sightings on our tours, but in case of no sightings we do offer a FREE ticket to try again!

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