You may spot a whale in Skjálfandi bay

Husavik – Original Whale Watching

Sail for a little over three hours on a traditional oak boat and discover the magnificent wildlife of Skjálfandi Bay, observing whales, dolphins, and puffins, among other sea birds, in their natural habitat.

  • Sail on a traditional oak boat.
  • Observes whales, dolphins, and puffins.
  • Observe minke whales.
  • Magnificent nature of Skjálfandi Bay.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Medium

  • Duration

    3 hours 30 minutes–4 hours

  • Booking Code

    G-HUS10

  • From

    $ 145

  • Notices

    Dress according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed-toe shoes recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole. Bring a camera.

Sail for a little over three hours on a traditional oak boat and discover the magnificent wildlife of Skjálfandi Bay, observing whales, dolphins, and puffins, among other sea birds, in their natural habitat.

The Original Húsavík Whale-Watching tour is an ideal choice for families. It is an authentic wildlife adventure offered by the pioneers of whale-watching in Iceland.

Husavik has been recognized as the best place in the world to see the friendly minke whale. They are normally quite timid creatures, but here they have been known to approach boats, and surface right alongside them. Whales are often encountered within 20 minutes of leaving the harbor, and appear to take as much interest in humans as we do in them. Boisterous white beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises frequently join the party, with humpback and other large whales being spotted occasionally too.

Practical information:

  • Language: English/German.

  • Included: Hot chocolate and a cinnamon bun.

  • Remarks/requirements: Dress according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed-toe shoes recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole. Bring a camera.

  • Walking information: To and from the boat, about 440 yards each way.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.