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Keli Sea Tours, Akureyri

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Dolphin / Whale Watching · Boat Tour
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With Keli Sea Tours, you'll have a chance to come aboard a traditional Icelandic boat and experience the area's wildlife in one of the most stunning fjords in the country. The tour may include spotting whales and a range of birds. You can also request to have a tailored trip designed with your needs and preferences in mind. Please be sure to check out the website for further details. Take a look at our Akureyri journey planner to schedule your visit to Keli Sea Tours and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We had a fantastic time on a beautiful boat with a family crew, who went an extra mile to ensure that we definitely see whales. Very friendly, very experienced and if you book through the webpage... 
    We had a fantastic time on a beautiful boat with a family crew, who went an extra mile to ensure that we definitely see whales. Very friendly, very experienced and if you book through the webpage...  more »
  • We really enjoyed the whaling tour that Keli Sea Tours arranged for us. The trip was fun, and the experienced staff made sure we got to see whales, too! We also did the fishing (angling) and took... 
    We really enjoyed the whaling tour that Keli Sea Tours arranged for us. The trip was fun, and the experienced staff made sure we got to see whales, too! We also did the fishing (angling) and took...  more »
  • An outstanding whale watching experience in a breathtaking location, Keli Seatours (in partnership with Whales.is) bring generations of experience of sailing in harmony with the whales of... 
    An outstanding whale watching experience in a breathtaking location, Keli Seatours (in partnership with Whales.is) bring generations of experience of sailing in harmony with the whales of...  more »
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  • We had a great time whale watching this morning. They drove us out to the fjord where the whales had been spotted earlier in the day and from there we got on the boat. This saved a lot of time sailing out and meant we got to spend almost the entire tour spotting whales. Egil and his brothers were very friendly and knowledgable, they made sure we got to see the whales from up close which was really great. They gave us warm overalls and there was coffee and hot cocoa on the boat. Overall a great experience and would 100% recommend booking with Keli.
  • Very nice tour, we had a fantastic time on the Áskell Egilsson and spent the majority of our time up close with the whales. The departure port was a little outside the city, but spending more time with the whales was well worth the short bus-ride. Since the group-size was small the boat was not crowded at all. We would definitly book here again and highly recommend the crew. They obviously have a passion for their craft and really made an effort to show us as many whales as possible.
  • An outstanding whale watching experience in a breathtaking location, Keli Seatours (in partnership with Whales.is) bring generations of experience of sailing in harmony with the whales of Eyjafjordur, one of the longest and most beautiful fjords in Iceland. Compared with whale watching tours departing from Reykjavik and Husavik, sailing from Hauganes is a vastly preferable experience, as the narrow fjord means that the boat will be much more quickly in range of the whales, rather than needing a lengthy journey to first get to the feeding grounds. That means a much better chance of a prolonged encounter with these majestic mammals, rather than half of the sailing or more being set aside for the "commute" to get there. Even without sight of any whales or dolphins, the stunning scenery rewards a sailing with Keli Seatours, with impressive mountain ranges rising steeply on both sides of the fjord. These mountains also provide a windbreak (except for when the northerlies are blowing), making it a calmer and more peaceful experience too. Halldor was our guide on this journey, and he provided a very entertaining commentary as we made our way from Hauganes to the edge of Hrisey and back. It wasn't very long before we heard a blowhole exhalation and had our first sight of a number of humpbacks as they glided around the fjord, feeding and diving as they wished. The boat captain did his best to get us as close as possible, without disturbing the whales, and respecting their space. It was a glorious way to spend a Saturday morning and one that is highly recommended if you find yourself in North Iceland. The boats are well-equipped, spacious, comfortable and stable, with flotation suits provided, along with coffee, hot chocolate and cakes. An excellent experience.
  • We’re glad we did our whale watching excursion with Keli Sea Tours in Akureyri. They exceeded our expectation. They’re a wonderful group of people who were focused on making sure you have a great experience. I especially enjoyed the smaller group, attentive service, and knowledgeable crew. We also liked the fact that it was family run and the history of the boat made it even more special. We highly recommend Keli Sea Tours!
  • This company is more than exceptional. A long tour is more than your money's worth. I saw many whales and we got very close. The guides, who are all brothers, are fun to talk to and very helpful on the tour. To top everything off, this company is family owned and operated. I would highly suggest taking the tour if you love whales, or just a scenic boat trip into the freezing waters of Iceland's fjords.

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