Whales & Puffins

How could the Húsavík Original Whale Watching tour possibly get better? Of course by sailing around Puffin Island, the home of thousands of puffins.

  • Close encounter with nature
  • See the home of around 200,000 puffins
  • Whale watching
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration

    4hours

  • Min. passengers

    5

  • Booking Code

    G-HUS1

  • From

    $ 233

  • Notices

    Dress according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed toe recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole. Special sailing clothes available on the boat. Bring a camera! Please do not litter or disturb the local wildlife or vegetation.

Sail for a little over 3 hours to discover the magnificent nature of Skjálfandi Bay, Iceland, observing whales, dolphins and puffins among other sea birds in their natural habitat.

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

Lundey, one of Skjalfandi Bay's pearls, is the home of about 200,000 puffins during their breeding season – a spectacular sight. Husavik has been called the best place in the world to see the friendly minke whale – which are normally quite timid creatures, but here they have been known to approach the boats and surface right alongside.

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, and sometimes humpback and other large whales are spotted. 

Practical information:

  • Duration: 4 hours 
  • Language: English
  • Included: Coffee and snack 
  • Note: Dress according to local weather conditions with good footwear (closed toe recommended) with a rubber or non-slip sole. Special sailing clothes available on the boat. Bring a camera!
    Please do not litter or disturb the local wildlife or vegetation. 
  • Walking information: To and from the boat, about 400 meters each way.
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users.

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