Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík
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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

3 h
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About this activity
Traditional whale watching tour from Húsavík is a unique adventure at sea. Each tour takes approximately 3 hours; under the shelter of the Vík Mountains, sail out into the bay on a comfortable oak boat and prepare to be captivated by nature.

In Skjálfandi Bay, there is a high chance of seeing numerous types, shapes and sizes of whales. From the smallest harbour porpoise to the biggest blue whale and loads more, including the acrobatic humpback whale. Typically, June - August offer the most successful sightings; however, in recent years, the crew has noticed a distinct increase in sightings in early spring and autumn, ensuring that all visitors can enjoy the wild serenity of north Icelandic nature.

Your specialized guide will explain the safety and comfort on board as well as give you commentary on the wildlife and sights encountered. At the end of the tour, you will be served hot chocolate and an Icelandic traditional twisted donut, kleina.
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  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Light refreshments
  • Warm overalls and raincoats
Not included
  • Transportation to/from attractions (Tour departure is within walking distance from accommodations in Húsavík)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Please bring warm and waterproof clothing
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Fred O
2 | 2016-09-26

We did see a whale, the same whale a few times, from a distance, as our converted fishing boat was too slow to keep up with the ribs, that rushed to the sight of the whale, which then seemed to take a few deep breaths and dive again as soon as possible, before becoming too traumatised by aforementioned ribs! We have been on whale watching trips before and all of the boats took great care to remain behind the whale and out of it's sight so as not to upset it. Here it was a mad dash to the whale by all, and the poor whale understasndably dived as soon as it possibly could.

5 | 2016-09-20

Our tour was canceled due to very bad weather extremely windy and rainy. Luckily, it was the last tour in that day and we got the first morning next day tour instead. The weather on the morning was great. Blue sky. As promised, we saw whales. I took dozens of photos of them. Great experience.

Angus B
5 | 2016-09-08

Great tour with lots of helpful information. Plenty of whales to see!

Thomas T
5 | 2016-06-24

Definitely one of the biggest highlights of our entire Iceland roundtrip. The staff was extremely friendly, our guide Aksel was a great and funny guy and thankfully luck was on our side as well as we were able to see three ! humpback- as well as quite a few minke whales. We'll definitely be back!



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