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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

Húsavík, Iceland

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Watch for nimble humpbacks and massive blue whales on this whale watching adventure from Húsavík on a traditional Icelandic oak boat. Enjoy stunning views of the Skjálfandi Bay and Vík mountains as you explore the coastline, a thriving pilgrimage place for marine mammals in the summer season. Learn about Iceland’s wildlife and culture with live commentary from your experienced guide, then finish the tour over a traditional snack of hot chocolate and Icelandic donuts.
  • Skjalfandi Bay whale watching tour
  • Watch for wildlife with experienced nature guides
  • Get views of the coast from the water
  • Experience the bay in a traditional oak boat
  • Learn about Iceland's nature and wildlife
  • Snacks included
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What is the maximum group size during Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík?
This activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers.

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We did see a whale, the same whale a...
Fred O
, Sep 2016
We did see a whale, the same whale a few times, from a distance, as our converted fishing boat was too slow to keep up with the ribs, that rushed to the sight of the whale, which then seemed to take a few deep breaths and dive again as soon as possible, before becoming too traumatised by aforementioned ribs! We have been on whale watching trips before and all of the boats took great care to remain behind the whale and out of it's sight so as not to upset it. Here it was a mad dash to the whale by all, and the poor whale understasndably dived as soon as it possibly could.
Our tour was canceled due to very...
, Sep 2016
Our tour was canceled due to very bad weather extremely windy and rainy. Luckily, it was the last tour in that day and we got the first morning next day tour instead. The weather on the morning was great. Blue sky. As promised, we saw whales. I took dozens of photos of them. Great experience.
Great tour with lots of helpful...
Angus B
, Sep 2016
Great tour with lots of helpful information. Plenty of whales to see!
It was really amazing! We saw...
, Jun 2016
It was really amazing! We saw humpback, minke and porpoise wales! Unfortunately at this time the sea was rough so passengers should be seaworthy. The crew were very freindly and report us many things about the wales.
Definitely one of the biggest...
Thomas T
, Jun 2016
Definitely one of the biggest highlights of our entire Iceland roundtrip. The staff was extremely friendly, our guide Aksel was a great and funny guy and thankfully luck was on our side as well as we were able to see three ! humpback- as well as quite a few minke whales. We'll definitely be back!
This tour was really amazing !!! I saw...
Lara K
, Jun 2016
This tour was really amazing !!! I saw twelve whales and ten dolphins very close !!!
Húsavík Walfischtour
, Jul 2020
Es war ein sehr beeindruckende Tour. Das Wetter war eher schlecht, kalt, windig, etwas Regen. Wir wurden vorher auf alle Gefahren aufmerksam gemacht. Gut versorgt mit warmen Overalls und regendichten Mänteln, viele Informationen an Bord über Wale. Mehrere Wale aus nächster Nähe gesehen, perfekt. War bereits meine 3 Tour immer war alles gut organisiert, jederzeit wieder. 😃
Magnifique !
, Jul 2020
Superbe expérience pour tous les amateurs d'animaux, nous nous sommes approchés doucement des quelques baleines qui nageaient à nos côtés et nous les avons vues de près ! Incroyable !
Croisière faite le 29 Octobre 2019
Mikael G
, Oct 2019
Très agréable croisière de 3 hrs , nous avons pu voir 3 baleines et constaté que les bateaux respectaient une distance de tranquillité des cétacés. Guide sympathique et chocolat chaud bienvenue .
Un bon moment!
Gillet s
, Jul 2019
Guide très sympa. Baleines au rendez-vous! Une très bonne expérience. À recommander pour tous les âges.

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