Water activity

Húsavík: Whale Watching Tour with Guide

Activity provider: North Sailing

Húsavík: Whale Watching Tour with Guide

Activity provider: North Sailing

From US$ 76.47 per person

Discover the stunning beauty of Skjálfandi Bay on a boat tour while observing whales, dolphins, and sea birds in their natural habitat. Find out why Húsavík is the capital of whale watching in Iceland.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience a whale-watching excursion on board a traditional oak boat
  • See whales, dolphins and seabirds in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a cinnamon bun
Full description

Embark on a whale-watching cruise in Húsavík with live commentary. Marvel at the natural beauty of Skjálfandi Bay and get up close to whales, dolphins, and sea birds. Cruise by the north coast of Iceland on a traditional oak boat with light refreshments and warm overalls included.

Observe the large diversity of marine animals in Skjálfandi. Enjoy a smooth, safe sailing adventure in an Icelandic oak ship and treat yourself to a cup of hot cocoa and some cinnamon buns on the return trip. This round-trip tour is an authentic wildlife activity operated by the pioneers of whale watching in Iceland. With informative commentary from your guide, learn why Húsavík has turned into Iceland’s whale-watching capital.

  • Access to Skjálfandi
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Other water transport
  • Hot chocolate
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Meet at North Sailing Húsavík Whale Watching office.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Be sure to dress appropriately for this tour, as it can be cold out in the bay
    • Bring a hat and gloves and wear suitable shoes
    • The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to bad weather, you will be given the option of another date or full refund
    • If no whales are seen on the tour, you will be offered another whale watching tour free of charge
    • The tour is wheelchair accessible. Please contact the tour operator prior to arrival
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 737 reviews

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    luckliy we had a nice weather and three times we saw the same humpback whale. It is so sad that we could just only see the tale but still very interesting experience. But the ship is quite big so if you want to get more closer to the whale, then it is better to choose the smaller tour. It is shocking that in Iceland the whale hunting/fishing is still legal. Hopefully that would become soon illegal for the whales and environment.

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    September 18, 2022

    esperienza unica. abbiamo partecipato a questo tour due volte. la prima volta le condizione meteorologiche erano terribili, pioggia, freddo e mare mosso. purtroppo oltre al disagio delle condizioni sopra elencate, non abbiamo neppure visto le balene (e nonostante ciò la guida è sempre rimasta attiva e coinvolgente). però, non avendo visto nessun animale, c'è stata data la possibilità di rischedulate il tour (nuovo ticket senza data di scadenza), e ne abbiamo usufruito il giorno dopo. quest'ultimo siamo riusciti ad avvistare balene e delfini ed è stata un'esperienza unica!!

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    September 16, 2022

    Overall Interestinf and positive. Did see some whales (several times one and then possibly 2 others). Each time a whale is sighted 3 boats rush to the sighting place - where he is no longer. Not clear why the drive is 3 hours- 1 h is after whales, 2 hours are spent aimlesy in open sea. The office is poorly signed andso is the embarkation point

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    September 10, 2022

    Product ID: 85302