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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

Highlights
  • Look for whales on a cruise from Husavik, Iceland’s whale capital
  • Sail by traditional oak boat to the prime viewing spot of Skjalfandi Bay 
  • Enjoy space to move around on deck to get the views you want
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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík
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09:45 GG1 Whale WatchingMost Popular
Experience the traditional tour from Húsavík. Our birthplace is considered by visitors as the Whale Watching Capital of Europe. It is a unique adventure at sea - watching the wonders of nature.
US$ 90.68
13:15 GG1 Whale Watching
Experience the traditional tour from Húsavík. Our birthplace is considered by visitors as the Whale Watching Capital of Europe. It is a unique adventure at sea - watching the wonders of nature.
US$ 90.68
12:00 GG1 Whale Watching
Experience the traditional tour from Húsavík. Our birthplace is considered by visitors as the Whale Watching Capital of Europe. It is a unique adventure at sea - watching the wonders of nature.
US$ 90.68
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Overview
Cruise Skjalfandi Bay, one of Iceland’s top whale-sighting spots, on this tour from Husavik. Booking ahead means you’ll avoid ticket-buying hassles and helps ensure your preferred departure time. You’ll travel in a traditional, Icelandic oak boat with plenty of room for great views. Onboard commentary provides background on Iceland’s marine life, and you’ll enjoy hot chocolate and Icelandic donuts as you sail.
What to Expect
Select your preferred departure time, and head to the dock in Husavík, Iceland’s whale-watching capital.

Settle on deck on the traditional, spacious oak boat. If the weather requires it, you’ll be provided with a coverall and raincoat.

Admire the views of the Vik’s mountains as you cruise to Skjalfandi Bay. The sheltered inlet offers a high chance of spotting various types of marine life, from harbor porpoises to blue and humpback whales.

Although June to August brings the best chance of sightings, the crew has recently reported more early spring and autumn sightings, increasing the number of visitors who see the whales.

Learn about the marine environment via live commentary from the onboard guide. Plus, enjoy hot chocolate and an Icelandic kleina (twisted donut) before your cruise ends back in Husavik.
Reviews (63)
1 - 5 of 57 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
Fantastic whale watching experience!

My husband and I did this trip from 5-7pm as part of a six day Iclandic bus trip in September. It was freezing but amazing. It was with a great deal of trepidation that I scrambled into the waterproof suit to board the whale watching...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Not the adventure I expected

After bundling up and heading out, the waters were just to rough to head all the way to the whales on the day that we were there. I have to commend the staff for the professional way they handled our large tour and turned us...More

Thank Sheila F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great staff, boat and experience!

We drove in from the Myvatn area to Húsavík. Totally worth it! Húsavík is beautiful and quaint and only added to our fabulous experience! The staff were very friendly and professional! The M/V Sylvia is a beautiful 17.5 M wood boat with 30 tons of...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A magical experience

We did the traditional boat trip on a perfect day (sunny, calm and fairly warm). We were provided with warm suits to wear which were definitely appreciated. The driver and guide were great - provided enough information without talking non-stop. We saw multiple whale sightings,...More

Thank Stofro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best. Day. Ever.

RIB boat is the only way to go to see these magnificent creatures. Lucked out with a WARM, SUNNY, CALM day to enjoy nature at its finest. Natalia and our female captain did an excellent job maneuvering the boat to see 3 humpbacks and 3...More

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beaches060
28 April 2018|
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Response from NuroNadja | Reviewed this property |
Hello, It depends from the tour, but you must consider at least 2/3 hours. I took the one with the regular boat and the one with the RIB and they're both wonderful. You won't regret it :)
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