Iceland’s reputation as the whale-watching capital of northern Europe is well-earned – particularly in the northerly town of Akureyri. Its sheltered, fish-filled bay tempts in regulars like minke and fin whales. On top of that, a couple of friendly giants often drop by. Blue whales, the largest living animals in the world, and humpback whales, with their huge iconic fins, frequent these waters, too. On this 3-hour guided boat trip through Eyjafjörður – the longest fjord in Iceland – we’ll search out these awe-inspiring beasts. It’s recommended you wrap up warm – humpbacks are known for their acrobatic flair, so you could end up splashed by their tail-slapping and bubble-blowing. Whales aren’t the only visitors to the bay, either. White-beaked dolphins and porpoises often keep the boat company, while seabirds like puffins nest on the fjord’s sheer cliffs.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.