This unique tour combines whale and bird watching with a sailing adventure. Travel on Haukur - one of just two schooners in Iceland - and experience the atmosphere of days gone by. If you'd like, you can even help set sail, as a lee helmsman.
Small birds and big whales
First we set sail to Lundey, the puffin island. The waters there are also a traditional whale watching area. Lundey, one of Skjálfandi bay's pearls, is home to almost a quarter of a million puffins during their breeding season. As a result, bird watching here can prove to be an unforgettable experience.
Húsavík has been called the best place in the world to see the friendly mink whale. This species of whale is typically timid, but here they have been known to approach boats and surface right alongside them. Visitors often sight whales within 20 minutes of leaving the harbour. The whales seem to take as much interest in humans as we do in them. Boisterous white beaked dolphins, and harbour porpoises frequently join the party. Occasionally, we may also see humpback and other large whales.
Wildlife sightings are likely, but are not guaranteed.
Extra clothes e.g. warm overalls, raincoats, hats, gloves and blankets are available for your convenience.