With a population of only 43 inhabitants, tranquillity best explains this village’s character. Though minuscule, Hjalteyri’s history is immense as it used to be one of the major fishing ports in the northern region.For this tour you will be sailing in a traditional refurbished oak boat Knörrinn, which will give you glimpses to the mindset of the then-local fishermen going out at sea, as it was originally built for fishing. Nowadays, you can enjoy a quiet sail in the calm seas of Eyjafjörður, Iceland’s longest fjord.Eyjafjörður is a favourable habitat of marine life, so favourable in fact that whales have been spotted in 99,4% of all the tours in the last three years. In fact Hjalteyri’s former fishermen have a saying: “Water is wet, the sky is blue, and Eyjafjörður is swarmed with whales!“Under the guidance and expertise of the most qualified crew, this tour gives you the unique and exceptional opportunity to get in touch with the magnificent wildlife found in the North of Iceland, most notably the majestic whales and graceful seabirds.
Experience a breathtaking whale watching tour from the fishing village of Hjalteyri. Enjoy the beauty of the whale watching capital of Iceland. See whales, dolphins and sea birds up close in their natural habitat
Your tour starts next to the big old Herring factory in the village of Hjalteyri. The meeting point is the North Sailing "Whale Watching" ticketing office, which is located a few steps away from Eyri Restaurant and the harbour hot tubs.