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Whale Watching Iceland – from Húsavík and Hjalteyri

First of all join The Original Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík – The Whale Capital of Iceland.
Or go carbon-neutral on the Húsavík Silent Whale Watching tour.
Furthermore see the puffins on our whales and puffins tour or try whale watching on an authentic sailboat.
Finally visit the charming village Hjalteyri for an amazing 2 hour tour.

Greenland Sailing Expeditions

Explore Greenland on our amazing week long sailing in Scoresby Sund – a once in a lifetime adventure.
Or get even more adventurous and trek in the Stauning Alps with polar explorer Vilborg.

Stories from North Sailing

See the latest news, photos and videos from our tours in Húsavík

Pilot whales

More Than 50 Pilot Whales in Húsavík: Video Captured By Our Captain

Pilot whales are rare visitors in Húsavík. However, when they arrive, they usually arrive in large numbers. That was the case earlier this week when we had a school of over 50 Pilot whales roaming in the bay!
It’s always delighting spotting whales in Húsavík! Pilot whales are a particularly great species for that matter, as they travel in large schools of tens of individuals.

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Whale Watching in August in Húsavík: Can It Get Better Than July?

Where should you go whale watching in August in Iceland? The answer is simple, Húsavík! The great number of whales spotted all summer is a good indicator for good whale watching in August. Húsavík is rightly called the Whale Capital of Iceland. Why? Because of all the whales! Whale Watching in August in Húsavík is no different. During the high season, the probability to see whales is a staggering 98%! Although dealing with wild nature and wild weathers, whales are seen in almost every tour!

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See puffins in Húsavík! This one is at the puffin island in Húsavík

Now Is Your Last Chance To See Puffins in Húsavík This Year!

Whether you believe it or not, now’s your last chance to see puffins in Húsavík in 2018! From August 20 onwards, there will hardly be any puffins left in Iceland. Hence, you’ll have to act quick if spotting a puffin is on your bucket list! Puffins have become one of Iceland’s most famous symbols. The colorful and friendly seabird never fails to impress the beholders. Although linked to Iceland, puffins spend a majority of the year far from land in the open ocean and only visits coastal areas to breed.

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Membership and licences

Blue Flag
Visit North Iceland
Vakinn Certified Travel Service
Vakinn Bronze Class
Húsavík the whale capital of Iceland
The Icelandic Travel Industry Association
Authorised Travel Agency
Authorised Tour Operator