Whale Watching Hauganes & Sea Angling

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See the humpback whales and go fishing!

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  • 2 Hrs 30 Min Duration
  • English
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  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Sail from Hauganes and get up close to the whales and dolphins playing in the ocean
  • Say hello to the whales as they breach the surface to put on a show! Operator has had sightings on over 98% of trips in the abundant Eyjafjordur bay!
  • Try your hand at sea fishing in the teeming waters of Iceland, no experience necessary and you are almost guaranteed to catch something!
  • Support sustainable tourism and enjoy your experience on classic Icelandic oak fishing boats specially designed to be minimally intrusive to the gentle mammals in the bay
  • NOTE: This activity is located in Hauganes, which is a 30 min drive from the northern capital of Akureyri, which is approx 5 hours by car from Reykjavik. You will have to arrange your own transport to this activity and self-driving is highly recommended
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  • 22 Sep 2017
    Great experience with whale watching and fishing, very enjoyable.

US$ 86.7 93.3

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What To Expect

Get ready for an up close and personal experience with some of the gentlest mammals in the ocean. The Eyjafjordur Bay is teeming with humpback whales, mink whales, dolphins, and many other types of marine life. You’ll take off into the bay on a classic Icelandic oak fishing boat, specially designed to be minimally intrusive for the whales for a sustainable experience. You will sail into the waters at a constant speed while whales and dolphins come to swim and play around the boat. The chances of seeing whales is very high in Eyjafjordur Bay, with a success rate of 90% in the winter and an almost certain chance of seeing them in the summertime. After plying the waters for the whales for a few hours, you’ll also have the chance to try to catch some fish to bring back! There is plenty of cod in the water, but past catches have included haddock, Pollack, catfish, and even giant halibut! You are almost certain to catch something with the specialized fishing gear and the expert guidance of the captain. The boat is manned by a local crew that knows the waters well and will also look after you during the cruise. There will be warm coveralls provided, along with blankets, refreshments, and homemade baked pastries. Come out and don’t miss the best experience in northern Iceland! (Please note that this activity takes place in the village of Hauganes, 30 min north of Akureyi and approx 5-6 hrs drive from Reykjavík. Self driving to this activity is highly recommended due to limited transfer options)

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Glide through the waters in a traditional Icelandic oak fishing vessel designed to be minimally invasive to the whales
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Watch the whales play around the boat and don't miss out on a surface breach!
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Keep travel sustainable by supporting operators that practice minimally invasive whale watching tours
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After watching the gentle giants of the sea, try your hand at sea angling and bring some fresh cod back home for dinner!
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Make sure to have your camera ready for some spectacular shots!
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Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • 2-3 hours guided whale watching tour
  • 30 min sea angling (fishing) experience
  • Free Wifi on board
  • Warm overalls, blankets, and fishing rods provided
  • Homemade pastries
  • Coffee and refreshments
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child Ticket: ages 7-15
  • Free for kids under 7 years old
  • Prices include 11% VAT
  • Whale sightings are possible all year round, but there is a much better chance (close to 99%) to see them in the summer than the winter (around 90% chance)
  • Tours are dependent on weather and sea conditions. For your safety and comfort, we reserve the right to change or cancel departures, even with short notice, should weather or other conditions change. In case of cancellations due to weather, customers receive a full refund or can change their departure depending on availability
  • NOTE: This activity is located in Hauganes, which is a 30 min drive from the northern capital of Akureyri, which is approx 5 hours by car from Reykjavik. You will have to arrange your own transport to this activity and self-driving is highly recommended
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  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is only available for the date selected

Meet Up Location:

  • Meet up Time: 1:00 PM
  • Whale Watching Hauganes is located in a small fishing village called Hauganes on the west coast of Eyjafjörður bay in northeast Iceland, just 30 min drive north of Akureyri on road 82
  • Please arrive in Hauganes at least 30 minutes before the departure time
  • NOTE: Self driving is highly recommended for this actvity. This village is a 30 min drive from the northern capital of Akureyri, which is approx 5 hours by car from Reykjavik
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (3) 5.0
  • Pak Hei 22 Sep 2017
    Great experience with whale watching and fishing, very enjoyable.
  • michiyo 10 Jun 2017
    The whales from Hauganes were really beautiful to watch! And we saw some dolphins too which was super cool. The boat ride was not long and the guide/crew were amazing and very knowledgeable about the tour. I really enjoyed it. You might want to bring something for motion sickness if you are prone to it, otherwise trip is completely smooth sailing. Never tried fishing before but it was very easy here. We kept the big fish and tossed the smaller ones back into the water! The food and drinks they give you at the end tasted amazing too! Nothing to dislike about this tour.
  • KAILI 23 Aug 2017
    Luckily, the weather was nice that day and saw the whale. The little companion of the boat caught a lot of fish. Fresh fish soup is delicious!
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