Whales & Tails!

Akureyri trip with whale watching experience, 3-Day Tour - Iceland

Prices from £268 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

Location Akureyri - Husavik

Suitable for families

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At the northern tip of Iceland is one of the most beautiful places in Europe for whale watching. On this trip you board a traditional wooden fishing boat to seek out these majestic animals. After this exciting experience you exchange the water for the cosy cosiness of Akureyri, the second biggest city of the country.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • 2 x breakfast
  • Whale watching boat trip

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Arrive at Akureyri

Today you will jump in the car and drive to the Godafoss waterfall. Although the waterfall is not particularly high, the dark rocks, strength of the water and the oval shape make it a natural work of art. After snapping a few shots, it’s on to the second biggest city of Iceland: Akureyri. Check into your cosy guesthouse and take the afternoon to explore the city at your own pace.

Blue building with a heart sculpture outside

Whale watching boat trip

The following day you’ll want to dress warm and bring an extra jumper or coat, as you will be heading out to sea on your whale watching tour and it can get chilly. You’ll first drive over to the pleasant fishing village of Husavik, about an hour away. Here you will board a traditional Icelandic oak boat and hit the waves to look for whales, porpoises and dolphins. Occasionally you can also spot rare blue whales, the largest of all whales. On the way back to the quay, the rod often goes out for a fresher than fresh snack on board. When back on dry land, the rest of the day is free for you to do as you please.

A large whale swimming beside a boat with people

Leave Akureyri

After a hearty breakfast, you will continue your Iceland road trip. Prefer driving off-road? Then travel back via the Sprengisandur highland route. Straight through the rugged interior, with barren plains, you’ll travel over grit and gravel. The journey is quite long, so on the way we plan an overnight stay for you. Can’t get enough of wildlife after spotting the whales? Then travel via the ring road to Hvammstangi, the best place to spot seals.

Boats in a harbour with the sunset
David on a rickshaw

Speak to our Iceland specialist, David

"Iceland offers so much variety. Whether it's bathing in one of many natural lagoons, heading out to see the wildlife or witnessing the amazing northern lights, you won't run out of things to do! I ticked off a lot of things from my bucket list here."

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