Whale Watching in Husavik

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From $87.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Experience the enchantment of watching whales in their natural environment on a 3-hour whale watching tour from Husavik. Climb aboard a powerful boat and relax as an expert skipper sails to spots renowned for abundant whale sightings. Observe wild seabirds and playful dolphins in their natural environment while scouring the sea for sightings of colossal humpback, blue and Minke whales. Warm up with Hot cocoa and cinnamon buns served on your way back.
  • 3-hour Húsavík whale-watching tour
  • Explore Skjálfandi Bay by traditional oak boat with a guide
  • Gain insight into the diverse marine life living off the Icelandic coast
  • Watch the waves for humpback and minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and porpoises
  • Sip hot cocoa and stay warm against the elements
  • Enjoy a 20% discount on admission to the Húsavík Whale Museum.

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Warm, weatherproof overalls
  • Bathroom facilities
  • 20% discount to the Husavik Whale Museum
  • 10% discount to Geosea, warm sea bath in Husavik.

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • North Sailing - Húsavík Whale Watching
      Garðarsbraut, 640 Húsavík, Iceland

      Departure Point: Húsavík harbor Address: Hafnarstétt 9,640 Husavik All our tours are operated in cooperation with North Sailing. The ticket office is located in centre of town, opposite the Húsavík church.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Nice ride. Limited whale...
    Larry_M, Aug 2022
    Nice ride. Limited whale visibility. Unique experience. Whale Museum in Husavik was amazing! Thank you.
    Amazong boat trip for whale watching
    BELEN_D, Jul 2022
    Amazing boat trip to see whales! The boat is very comfortable and the give you a suite so you dont feel cold. U can see whales very close and the landscape is incredible. The team is very professional and kind. Lovely time :)
    The tour guide and service were great...
    Emma T, Sep 2016
    The tour guide and service were great! Unfortunately, however, we only saw one whale. The weather wasn't great and the boat made us feel pretty sick and also did not have a lot of space, and it was very slow moving so it takes a while to get to the area where you might be able to see whales. I was clinging onto the railing the entire way back and got bruises. I don't think there is anything that the staff could have done better, they were great! Just know what you are signing up for.
    For people who never seen these...
    Oleg A, Sep 2016
    For people who never seen these beautiful giantic creaturs, it's a must have trip : For me that was just only a nice time spend, for my girlfirend it was like one of the biggest adventures. The boat is funny on your arrival, crew gives you warm overall in order to protect, and tries to monitor seas in order to find more place to see whales, trying to approach or at least pass as close as possible. Recommended to join! :
    Fantastica esperienza
    Elisa_G, Aug 2022
    Siamo stati molto fortunati: giornata di sole, viste almeno una decina di balene di cui una ha saltato addirittura fuori dall’acqua! Visti anche i delfini! Guida molto simpatica e preparata, dolce e cioccolata alla fine del tour, lo consiglio.
    Riccardo_Z, Aug 2022
    È stata una grande emozione vedere le megattere nel loro habitat naturale. Un'esperienza per la vita, la consiglio a tutti!
    Bien si l'on en attends pas trop
    JeanPierre_D, Jul 2022
    Bien, mais ne vous attendez pas à voir une foultitude de cétacés. Il a fallu être patient, chercher longtemps, supporter le roulis (bcp à bord ont vomi), pour finalement parvenir à apercevoir quelques dauphins et une baleine à bosse. Celle-ci était néanmoins toute proche et le spectacle valait d'avoir su persévérer.
    Audrey_J, May 2022
    La durée de l’excursion pour voir au final si peu de choses en mer. Le personnel du bateau était agréable.
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    Dear Audrey, I'm sorry to hear that you weren't perfectly satisfied with the tour. Since we're dealing with the nature on all our tours, we cannot guarantee any sightings and therefore some days are better than others. Thank you for the kind words towards our crew :) I hope we get to welcome you on board with us again someday! Kind regards, Þórný