Húsavík Original Whale Watching

Get closer to whales and wildlife on the Original Húsavík Whale Watching tour that has built a reputation for Húsavík as the Whale Watching Capital of Iceland.

Observe whales, dolphins and sea birds in their natural habitat on this 3-hour splendid experience while experiencing the natural beauty of Skjálfandi Bay.

Húsavík is a marine lover’s paradise, with over 97% average success rate of whale sightings in the last three decades! The main focus of the tour is to spot and enjoy the presence of marine mammals. Who knows, you might see curious minke whales, breaching humpbacks, playful pods of dolphins or even blue whales, the largest mammal on earth! And yet, each tour is unique. If you’re lucky, killer whales, fin whales and other species could even make an appearance. These amazing animals visit the Bay to feed on the plentiful krill and plankton.

Enjoy a smooth, safe sailing in a traditional Icelandic oak ship with great viewing decks to explore the home of the whales. Our professional and highly qualified crew will guide you throughout the tour, share great knowledge about whales and fascinating stories from Skjálfandi Bay.

Aside from the numerous whales that make their way to the Bay, keep an eye out for diverse birdlife. You can often see Arctic terns searching for food, Puffins diving in for a swim, and other curious seabirds hovering nearby.

On the way home, treat yourself to complimentary refreshments served onboard – hot chocolate and cinnamon buns! An original family recipe. Recommended by thousands of satisfied travellers worldwide, the Húsavík Original Whale Watching tour is an authentic wildlife adventure by North Sailing, the pioneers of whale watching in Iceland with over 25 years of experience. North Sailing Whale Watching is dedicated to excellent customer service, so you’ll get a fantastic experience every time!

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Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns.
Expert whale watching guide.
Warm overalls and raincoats if needed.

The whole experience was above and beyond our expectations! We saw a pod of 15 or more humpback whales for over an hour!

Free cancellation up to 24h before

Total booking flexibility

Pay now or upon arrival

3 hours approx.

Daily 1 March – 30 November

Húsavík, Iceland

Boarding card provides the following discounts


12.990 ISK Adults
6.500 ISK 7-15 years
FREE Under 7 years
(All prices include 11% VAT)

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