Northern Lights boat tour from Reykjavík sounds exciting, right? But what happens if we upgrade the boat to a charming and beautiful sailboat powered only by wind and electricity? Add a wooden hot tub on-deck and a cozy fireplace below deck? Serve delicious meals and drinks while silently sailing into the night in search for the Northern Lights? The answer is: MAGIC!
Do you need a recommendation for attractions in Iceland during your Iceland winter travel? Here’s a must do: Whale watching on a traditional wooden fishing boat from Húsavík. Breathtaking landscape, arctic sunlight and more whales then you can fit in your camera.
It’s always spectacular when a Blue whale enters the bay. It is, after all, the largest animal on Earth. However, earlier this week was simply unreal. Not one, and not two but a staggering number of at least five Blue whales were spotted in Húsavík!
We’re always delighted to welcome to largest animal on Earth to our Bay. Spotting a Blue whale is amazing, but five Blue whales in the same tour is extraordinary. Words cannot describe the feeling when five of the world’s largest animals come up for air, gracing us with their presence. 25 meters of sheer beauty. It’s not something you see every day, and definitely one to remember!
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.
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!
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.
This weekend, our guide on board captured an amazing footage of a breaching Humpback whale in Húsavík. While she was scouting for where it might surface, it breached all of a sudden right in front of the boat. The passengers screamed and cheered in awe as the Humpback whale breached few meters from them. One of the giants from the sea was unexpectedly half in the air.
Northern bottlenose whales spotted in Húsavík for the first time in years. It’s always a pleasant surprise when old friends pay us a visit in the Whale Capital of Iceland!
Northern bottlenose whales prefer deep waters and are therefore uncommon in Skjálfandi bay. However, we were lucky enough to spot them for two days in a row last week! The Whale Capital of Iceland is known for the many whale species found in the bay, which will hopefully continue for years to come!
Three Blue whales spotted in Skjálfandi bay last night, meaning that this largest animal on Earth has been here in Húsavík for almost a week now! Last Friday, a week ago, the first Blue whale was spotted. Now, two more Blue whales have joined the group and the trio seems to really like it here in the calm waters of Skjálfandi bay! Additionally, they really like being in the company of Humpback whales and dolphins! Luckily, there are so many whales in Húsavík so the Blue whales shouldn’t get bored!
The puffins have arrived in Húsavík! We welcome our cute and furry friends, the Atlantic Puffin, as they’ve begun migrating to the famous Puffin Island located near Húsavík! Iceland is home to 60% of the Atlantic Puffin population. In Húsavík, more than 200,000 puffins live in the nearby Puffin Island part of the year. The Puffin Island is a steep cliff, which is an ideal place for the puffins to build nests.
What is the best place in Iceland to go whale watching? There are many prominent whale watching areas in Iceland. It is possible to go whale watching in Reykjavík, Akureyri, Hauganes, Dalvík, Hjalteyri, and Húsavík to name a few. There is, however, only one Whale Watching Capital of Iceland – Húsavík! Iceland is a great place for whale watching, with over 20 whale species living in the water surrounding the Icelandic coastline.
Sperm whales and Blue whales spotted in Húsavík this weekend! Therefore, the number of whale species seen in Skjálfandi continues to increase! The whale watching in Húsavík is reaching a new peak, underlining why it’s called the Whale Capital of Iceland! March continues to be excellent in regards to whale watching in Iceland! A few days in, we’d never seen as many whales in the bay this early in the season.
Fantastic whale watching tour in Húsavík today! Dolphins, Orcas and Sei whales in Húsavík, and March continues to be great for whale watching! The whales really seem to feel like home in the Whale Capital of Iceland, as we spotted Orcas only a few days ago!
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Orcas spotted in Húsavík earlier this week! The whale watching in Húsavík is going great in March. We’ve already spotted plenty of humpback whales and now orcas! We had an amazing whale watching tour earlier this week when we spotted a few orcas in Skjálfandi bay! After having seen humpback whales for a couple of days in a row, it was a pleasant surprise seeing the iconic orcas approach our boat!
There are so many whales in Húsavík right now! We couldn’t have asked for a better beginning of the whale watching season! Now, March seems to be just as ideal for whale watching as October or November, and they were really successful whale spotting months!
What is the best time to see the Northern Lights in Iceland? Is it possible to turn them on and off? Are the Northern Lights visible during the summer? What is the best way to see the Northern Lights? Northern Lights are one of Iceland’s trademarks. Renowned for the beautiful phenomenon in the sky, Iceland is a magical place, especially during the Northern Lights season.
Most travelers visit Húsavík for the famous whale watching. There is, however, a substantial number of other activities and things to do in Húsavík! Húsavík is in the North of Iceland. It’s roughly an hour-drive away from Akureyri, the capital of Northern Iceland. The perfect conditions for whale watching have put Húsavík on the map as the whale watching capital of Iceland.
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Nature baths are one of the biggest attractions in Iceland, in addition to whale watching and the Northern Lights. From June 2018 onwards, it will be possible to combine all three of these attractions at once. By then, Húsavík Geothermal Sea Baths will have opened its doors!
Whale watching has been one of the top attractions in Iceland for years, and the huge numbers of whales are the biggest reason why travelers choose to visit Húsavík. It is the whale watching capital of Iceland after all! Even in December, the whale spotting has never been this successful.