Water activity

Húsavík: Whale Watching Tour with Guide

Activity provider: North Sailing

Húsavík: Whale Watching Tour with Guide

Activity provider: North Sailing
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From US$ 80.07 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
  • Warm clothing
    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 572 reviews

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    We have made a very nice trip! The weather was good, the sea calm and we were lucky to see dolphins and 2 humpback whales. The crew was professional and very friendly. A lot of information was given and we were given plenty of time to enjoy the animals and the environment.

    June 29, 2022

    We were very happy with our whale watching tour. They provide you with coveralls (one piece pants, jacket and hood) to stay warm on the water. The guide was knowledgeable and easy to understand (in English). We saw two types of whales (humpback and sperm whales) in addition to puffins (though father away). The water was calm and the boat ride was smooth. No one got sea sick and no sea legs either after getting off. They provided hot cocoa and cinnamon rolls near the end which helped warm us up. We were very pleased with the experience and would recommend it!

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    June 10, 2022

    My sister and I were very satisfied with the tour. It started a bit slow, but the boat was pleasant (full size wooden boat, not a dingy) about an hour and a half in, they changed direction to find whales other groups had seen. We saw Harbor Whale and a Minke Whale. It was difficult to get pictures because all the 6ft 6 men stood in front...awful We spent an extra hour on the trip because they went out of their way to find a Humpback Whale in the area. Definitely worth it. Overall, I recommend. Just remember, it's not the movies, the whale don't jump out of the water and give you a high five. Have reasonable expectations and you'll enjoy it!

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    May 11, 2022

    Product ID: 85302