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Eyjafjord: Our most recommended tours and activities

Akureyri: 3-Hour Classic Whale Watching Tour

1. Akureyri: 3-Hour Classic Whale Watching Tour

Experience the majestic beauty of the Eyjafjord's humpback whales and other marine life in their natural habitat on a cruise trip from Akureyri. Listen to your guide's commentary and discover how the warmth of the summer sun brings vibrant life and plenty of food for the larger-than-life mammals.  Benefit from the services of specially-trained whale watching guides who are experts at spotting the animals. Listen as they tell you about the behavior of the whales and answer any questions you may have. Journey aboard the only specially-modified, high-speed whale watching ship in Iceland. Capable of carrying 200 people, it provides spectacular views from its cinema-style viewing platforms. Relax aboard the boat and enjoy the ample indoor and outdoor seating. Purchase drinks and snacks along the way from the onboard bar and cafeteria. Experience a pleasant and comfortable ride, even at speed, and share your adventure live on social media with free Wi-Fi.

Akureyri: Day Trip to Goðafoss, Lake Mývatn & Nature Baths

2. Akureyri: Day Trip to Goðafoss, Lake Mývatn & Nature Baths

Explore the natural beauty of Iceland during a day tour of Goðafoss Waterfall and Lake Mývatn. Visit a local hot spring and bathe in the soothing water of the nature baths. Leave Akureyri and drive along the scenic coast of Eyjafjordur, one of the longest fjords in the country. The first stop will be Goðafoss, a breathtaking 39-foot-tall waterfall, located in the Skjálfandafljót River. Next, head to Lake Mývatn, whose landscape is dominated by volcanic landforms due to a lava eruption 2,300 years ago. Continue on to the cave of Grjótagjá and stop at the hot spring area at Hverarönd in Námaskarð. Take advantage of the opportunity to relax in the steam baths and geothermal water of Mývatn Nature Baths. On the way back to Akureyri, see the unique lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the pseudocraters of Skútustaðagígar. The last stop will be in Eyjafjordur where you will have time to take plenty of photos with the fjord as your backdrop.

From Akureyri: Goðafoss Waterfall Tour with Hotel Pickup

3. From Akureyri: Goðafoss Waterfall Tour with Hotel Pickup

An easy and short tour to Goðafoss, also known as the water of the gods, which played a role in the christening of Iceland. We drive to the waterfall and spend some time there, and then we head back to Akureyri, stopping at some good photo points on the way if weather and time allow. On the way to Goðafoss, we drive on the east bank of Eyjafjörður and pass through the valley of Fnjóskadalur.

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What people are saying about Eyjafjord

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 538 reviews

A beautiful tour. The guides were very friendly and you just felt comfortable. Animal welfare is also taken into account. The whales are not lured in, nor is their "privacy" invaded by the boat. Very respectful. We were even lucky enough to see a lot of whales. Of course there is no guarantee of this. That's just nature. On the boat there is the possibility to stay in the wind-protected interior and warm drinks are also offered. But staying on deck is also an experience. However, it is important to dress warmly here. All in all a super nice experience, which we like to keep in memory!

Great tour, we saw a lot of whales. The boat had a small interior, which is why you can do the tour with small children (2 and 5). The original boat was broken, so we left about 30 minutes later. The crew gave everything so that we could still start the tour and organized a new boat without further ado. Everyone got a drink to compensate. The situation could not have been resolved better.

We saw a huge group of humpback whales - at least 16 of them. The tour guide also told us a lot of interesting things about the area, Iceland as a whole and the voting behavior, and she always drew our attention to the whales that you can see at the moment. The boat has also been on the road for a long time and made full use of the time.

The whale sightseeing tour was very nice, we saw so many great humpback whales, unbelievable, the team is very nice and there is enough space on board and there is even a small canteen where you can buy warm drinks and something to snack on, I recommend it to everyone to book this tour

So so cool! We saw about 20 whales on our visit and one was a super close encounter. Great amenities on board the ship including food, drinks and overalls. Highly recommend!