Whale Watching from Husavik

Experience our famous whale watching tour from Húsavík – the Whale Capital of Iceland. We welcome you on board our traditional oak boats for a three-hour live guided adventure on Skjálfandi Bay. Your chance of encountering whales are up to 98% and we have more than 150 years of family history in the bay.
Available: March - Nov
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Minimum Age: No minimum age
Pick Up: Not available
Price From: ISK 10.400

Tour Highlights

✅ Feel welcome on board a traditional Icelandic oak boat in Húsavík harbor
✅ Cruise around Skjálfandi Bay and admire the spectacular scenery during this three-hour tour
✅ Up to 98% chance of watching wild whales in their natural environment
✅ Learn about the Icelandic nature you encounter from an experienced and passionate guide
✅ Stay extra warm and dry with the overalls and raincoats available on board
✅ Enjoy our hot chocolate and traditional Icelandic donut offered to everyone

Tour Details

Price: Adults: ISK 10.400 / Children (7-15): ISK 4.400 / Children (0-6): Free
Included: A specialized guide, light refreshments (hot chocolate and an Icelandic traditional twisted donut, kleina), warm overalls and raincoats if needed.
Availability: March 15th – November 30th
Duration: Approx. 3 hours

For your safety and comfort, we reserve the right to change schedules, even with short notice, should weather or other conditions change.

Tour Description

Experience our famous whale watching tour from Húsavík – the Whale Capital of Iceland. We welcome you on board our traditional oak boats for a three-hour live guided adventure on Skjálfandi Bay. Your chance of encountering whales are up to 98% and we have more than 150 years of family history in the bay.

Join us for a traditional whale watching tour from Húsavík. Cruise around Skjálfandi Bay on board a comfortable oak boat and prepare to be captivated by nature. Your specialized guide demonstrates the safety on board and gives you live commentary about the whales, birds and scenery encountered during your unique tour.

Our bay is well known for its rich wildlife with a broad variety of whale species of all sizes, including the acrobatic humpback whales and the world‘s biggest animals ever, the blue whales.

Every tour is a new adventure and wild nature is unpredictable, but your chances of seeing whales with us are around 97-99% – throughout the season.

On the way back to Húsavík harbor, you have the chance to melt your impressions over a cup of hot chocolate and a traditional Icelandic twisted donut.

Gentle Giants is a family run company that is proud of its originality and has more than 150 years of family history in Skjálfandi Bay.

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