Whale Watching tours from Árskógssandur
with North Sailing

Only a 30-minute drive from Akureyri
100% sightings of humpback whales in 2023

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Timetable 2024

Árskógssandur timetable 2024

Combo: Whales and Beer Spa

Discover the best of Árskógssandur and combine your Whale Watching tour with a visit to the Beer Spa.

Welcome on board our traditional Icelandic oak boat for a classic 2.5-hour whale watching tour from the welcoming village of Árskógssandur.

Welcome to Árskógssandur

Árskógssandur harbour view

The picturesque village of Árskógssandur is located on the western shore of Eyjafjörður, Iceland, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the tranquil waters of the fjord.

Top things to do in Árskógssandur

Árskógssandur is home to the excellent Beer Spa featuring the unique Beer Baths, an outside wooden hot tub, a sauna and Ströndin Bistro with a wonderful seaside view. In Árskógssandur you can visit Kaldi – Iceland’s first micro brewery, for a guided tour and a taste of local beer. For a stay in Árskógssandur we recommend the new and cozy Hótel Kaldi, located right in the heart of this charming little village.

From the harbour in Árskógssandur, you can also jump on the ferry to the beautiful Island of Hrísey. The journey takes around 15 minutes each way. In Hrísey, you can stroll around the little harbour village, go hiking and bird watching around the Island, visit the shark museum or take a sightseeing tour by tractor!

Humpback whale showing tail

Whale Watching

Join North Sailing for a classic whale watching tours around the scenic Eyjafjörður.

Beer Baths in Árskógssandur

Beer Spa

Enjoy the ultimate beer experience in a wooden hot tub filled with local beer.

Mýri restaurant at the Beer Spa

Ströndin Bistro

Try traditional Icelandic food with breathtaking ocean views across the fjord.

Kaldi Brewery

Kaldi Brewery

Visit Iceland’s first microbrewery for a guided tour and tasting of the local Kaldi beer.

Hótel Kaldi room

Hótel Kaldi

Experience comfort and charm at the new and cozy Hótel Kaldi down by Árskógssandur harbour.

Tractors at Hrísey Island

Hrísey Island

Take the ferry from Árskógssandur and visit the tranquil island Hrísey, a true natural treasure.

Welcome to Árskógssandur