Húsavík Original Whale Watching and Sails

Get close to the whales on board a traditional Icelandic sailboat and learn the old ways of sailing.

Discover the magic of the ocean in this beautiful sailing on board our authentic Icelandic schooners. This tour gives you a great opportunity to enjoy the wildlife — the whales and birds of Skjálfandi bay — while discovering your inner sailor. Take part in a real sailing adventure and learn from our experienced crew!


  • Hot chocolate, cinnamon buns and “the captain’s privilege”.


  • Expert in whales, birds and sailing.

Extra clothes

  • Warm overalls and raincoats if needed.

On the return trip, we all helped raise the sails to get back. Nothing like sailing in the North Atlantic in complete silence, the only sound is the boat moving through the water.

3 hours approx.

Daily 21 May – 15 September

Húsavík, Iceland

Whale Watching tours on Opal
Tours on the hybrid/electric sailboat Opal are available from 21 May – 15 July 2020.

For departures see our timetable for 2020.

Other departures for Húsavík Original Whale Watching and Sails are onboard our sailboats Hildur or Haukur.

Note that from 18 – 21 June schooner Hildur will be replacing Opal since our electric sailboat is doing a 3-day expedition crossing the Arctic Circle.

Prices 2020:
11.990 ISK Adults
4.200 ISK 7-15 years
FREE Under 7 years

(All prices include 11% VAT)

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