Exciting 2-Hour Puffin and Whale Watching Tour with RIB Boat from Husavik

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Husavik Adventures, Garðarsbraut, Húsavík, Iceland
2 hours
Apr. - Oct.
Minimum age
8 years old


Embark on a thrilling adventure in the scenic waters of Europe's whale watching capital by booking this puffin and whale watching tour in Husavik. This unforgettable excursion on a RIB boat offers a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the ocean's most magnificent creatures with the help of a local guide.

Your journey begins in the picturesque coastal town of Husavik in North Iceland, often hailed as the whale watching capital of Europe and Iceland. On the town's harbor, you'll meet your friendly guide, the experienced boat crew, and the rest of the tour joiners.

As you step aboard the specialized RIB boat, you'll instantly feel the anticipation and excitement. The watercraft accommodates up to 12 guests, ensuring a more personalized and immersive experience.

From Husavik, the adventure takes you to the beautiful Skjalfandi bay, renowned for its rich marine biodiversity. As you venture into its deep-blue waters, you'll soon discover why this bay is a favorite feeding ground for over 10 species of whales and dolphins. 

The star attractions of the bay include the gentle giants humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbor porpoises. Humpbacks, in particular, are famous for their surfacing behavior. With luck, you might also see orcas, blue whales, and fin whales, as they have been spotted in these waters before.

Your adventure on Skjalfandi bay continues with birdwatching. Nestled on the small island of Lundey, thousands of nesting puffins, fulmars, and other seabirds gather during the summer months. Prepare to be enchanted by the comical antics of puffins on the cliffs as they go about their daily routines.

In addition, you'll be treated to panoramic views of the Tjornes peninsula, a geological marvel near Husavik. This peninsula is known for its fossil layers, with the most ancient dating back an astonishing two million years.

As you soak in the sights and sounds of this breathtaking bay, your experienced local guide and friendly boat crew will be your trusted companions. They're not just here to navigate but also to share their deep knowledge and passion for the marine life that calls these waters home. 

They will regale you with fascinating facts about the whales and puffins you encounter, adding a layer of understanding and appreciation to your wildlife experience.

To ensure your comfort throughout the tour, this two-hour tour in North Iceland includes warm overall suits and life vests. These safety equipments allow you to enjoy the adventure while staying comfortable and secure. 

After two hours of sailing, the RIB boat will take you back to the Husavik harbor, marking the end of this wildlife excursion.

Prepare for a journey filled with wildlife wonder as you witness the whales and puffins of Husavik's Skjalfandi bay. Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Floatation overall and lifevest
RIB boat tour
English-speaking guide
Floatation overall
Life vest
Small group tour (maximum of 12)


Whale Watching
Boat Trip
Puffin tours

What to bring

Warm and weatherproof clothing with layers
Winter gloves, hat, and scarf


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