Whales and Aurora
This tour combines some of the most popular attractions in Iceland in winter time - a Classic Whale Watching in the afternoon and a Northern Lights tour in the evening.
Duration: Approx. 6 hours total (with free time in between tours)
Whale watching tour: 2.5 - 3.5 hr Northern Lights tour: 2.5 - 3 hr
Available: October 1st - November 30th & February 1st - April 15th
After exploring the beautiful landscape and scenery of Eyjafjörður, its whales, and sea birds on our 2,5-3,5 hr. Classic Whale Watching tour, you return to the harbour where you have some free time before the Northern Lights Tour starts in the evening. During the 3-hour whale-watching tour, we will take you to Eyjafjörður, the longest fjord in Iceland and one of the best places to see whales in Iceland. Our specially trained guides will tell you all about Icelandic whales as well and answer any questions you might have. Our boats have both indoor and outdoor areas so you can be sure that the ride is comfortable and pleasant, even at speed and on really cold days! There is also a coffee machine on board with the possibility of getting some warming-up drinks on board such as coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.
The 2,5 -3 hr. Northern Lights Tour will take you outside Akureyri to see nature's most fascinating displays of artistry, the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights as we like to call them. The group size can reach a maximum of19 people so we can guarantee a better and more personal experience. We are monitoring the aurora activity, and the cloud forecast and keeping in touch with local observers in different areas to head in the direction with the highest chances of seeing the Northern Lights, escaping the light pollution of the city.
Important for the Whale watching tour
For your enjoyment, this combo tour is subject to good weather conditions/visibility and a minimum of 10 passengers (on Classic whale watching) and a minimum of 2 passengers (on Northern Lights) therefore, it could get canceled on short notice. In this case, we will contact you with as much notice as possible and offer you to rebook with us or give you a full refund.
If the whales or dolphins are not spotted on the Whale Watching tour that goes ahead we will offer the trip again for free!
Important for the Northern Lights tour
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon. Sightings cannot be guaranteed even if the tour is operated. We decide between 5:30pm and 6pm every day if the conditions are favorable to operate the tour. Pictures do not always reflect actual experience/sightings.
The Northern Lights tour is dependent on the weather and sky conditions and we reserve the right to cancel at any time. If the evening tour goes ahead and the Northern Lights are not seen, we will offer the trip again for free! If you book a Northern Lights tour but conditions do not allow us to run the tour we will contact you with as much notice as possible and offer you to rebook with us or give you a full refund.
Whale Watching Tour
+ Boat tour in the longest fjord in Iceland
+ Use of warm overalls
+ Excellent guidance of a qualified naturalist on board
+ Pictures taken by the crew during the tour
+ Optional to purchase on board: Coffee / Tea / Hot chocolate
Northern Lights Tour
+ Bus tour
+ English speaking guide
+ Assistance with photography
x Food and beverages
Note: Dress extremely warmly, preferably in layers. Bring a hat and gloves and wear thick socks.
Weather and road conditions may result in a change of schedule or cancellation of the tour.