Whale watching in Akureyri and Grenivík

We are Keli Seatours

Your memorable whale watching adventure!

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Our tours

Whale watching

Join us in experiencing the majestic whales by sailing in Eyjafjörður and enjoying the scenery.

Custom trips

Take a trip out the fjord to watch the sunset, wildlife or go fishing in a unique setting. This and anything else of your interest you are welcome to contact us.

What Our Guests Say

Words from our delighted guests

Out of 5
Lorie B
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We just experienced the most amazing 3 hours of our lives. We saw about a dozen humpback whales! The tour was fantastic! The owners are just fabulous. They gave a very personal detailed tour. The smaller size gave everyone the opportunity to see and photograph the whales up close. I wish I could give more than 5 stars because it was truly the most amazing experience!
Very nice tour
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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.
Magdelene G
Great experience!
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The family run company really gives you the best experience along with history of the area. The owners spent time and money restoring the family boat to put it back in service. They want you to have a great experience whale watching sing with learning about their heritage! Their experience on the water allows you to get right up close to the whales without them getting scared and diving down. If you are looking for a whale watching tour you will not be disappointed!!! 👌🏽
Fantastic trip with a fantastic crew, boat and lots of whales
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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, you receive 10% discount. We loved it and recommend it very highly. The trip took longer than expected which was fantastic as the crew wanted us to definitely see whales…and we did. Definitely better than a speed boat and I would only go out with them again. Thank you guys for an unforgettable trip. 🥰
Great time!
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We just had a blast. Not only were the captain and guide super personable and funny, it was easy to book and find. They transported us by van to the ship closer to the area where we could spend more time on the water. The landscape was beautiful, we saw humpback and minke whales- and a cute little seal. Warm suits for the trip, coffee, cocoa and cookies onboard (with a bathroom as well). Would highly recommend and send all my friends in their direction!
Clare Taylor Coleman
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What an experience. We loved the history of the boat and the fact that it was smaller than the larger tours - it was so easy to get a good view of the whales and they came so close! The brothers are friendly and helpful and obviously love what they do. The highlight of our holiday. Thank you!
Karen and Derek
Fantastic trip!
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What a fantastic trip! The guys were brilliant, taking us straight to the humpback whales. At one point there were 5 or 6 around the boat! We stayed with them for ages while they swam around us. One even breached right next to the boat. Even when it was time to head back we detoured to try to get close to a passing minke whale. We cannot praise Keli Sea Tours highly enough. It was a friendly, informative and thoroughly enjoyable day. Thank you so much!
Harriet Freeman
Humpbacks in Akureyri
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A wonderful experience with a great crew. Much smaller group than the commercial boats, it made it a much nicer experience despite getting drenched! The crew were great at spotting the whales and quickly driving the boat in the direction of the whale so I was able to get a few videos.
Archie Connolly
Fantastic experience
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Egill was an excellent guide and clearly passionate about what he does. A unique advantage of this company is that they drive you further along the fjord before boarding the ship, meaning we had more time to spend with the whales. Plus the hot chocolate of course. Would highly recommend.
Dam Frosses
These folks thought of everything
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Beautiful, historic boat; thoughtful, personal, friendly service; small groups; plus whales! What’s not to like? Also, we loved the coveralls, and sort of wish we could wear them for the rest of our stay in Iceland. 😁

Our Family, Your Adventure

The company is built around three brothers and their boat. A boat originally built by their father and his friends in Akureyri. An authentic experience of sailors, boat builders and whale watchers.

We would love to take you out on our traditional oak boat for close encounters with the gentile giants that come to our beautiful Eyjafjordur. If you are looking for the authentic whale watching experience in Iceland. Be sure to check us out.

The boat that started it all

Áskell Egilsson was our father. he, along with his his colleagues built this boat back in 1975 in Akureyri. In 2015 we got it back and renovated it after almost 40 years of sailing.

Where to find us

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