Small Group 2-Hour Puffin and Whale Watching Tour from Husavik

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Tour starts
Húsavík, Iceland
Duration
2 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Languages
English
Available
Apr. - Oct.
Minimum age
7 years old

Description

Complete a bucket list item when you book this whale-watching and puffins tour, an exciting 2-hour adventure from Husavik. This excursion allows you to get up close and personal with some of Iceland's favorite and most magnificent wild animals. 

This whale and puffin tour departs from the town of Husavik every day during the puffins' nesting season, from mid-April to mid-August, as long as the weather allows.   

After check-in, the crew will welcome you to the dressing room, where you will be provided with overalls to keep you warm on the boat and life jackets for your safety.

To stay comfortable, please dress in warm layers, preferably wool or fleece, and wear comfortable shoes with good traction. 

The tour begins with a sail through the beautiful Skjalfandi Bay to Puffin Island, home to over 100,000 puffins during their nesting season. These funny little birds are a well-loved feature of Iceland. Over 60% of the world's Atlantic puffins come to Iceland to breed and roost, making Skjalfandi Bay one of the best places to see them.

Once you've taken plenty of pictures and enjoyed the unique behavior of the playful birds, your next activity is whale-watching.

While your knowledgeable guides search for the best locations to spot a whale, you can enjoy the stunning views surrounding you, such as the Tjornes Peninsula, known for its fossil layers up to two million years old, and the Kinnarfjoll and Viknafjoll mountain ranges. 

Various whale species and aquatic mammals have been spotted in Skjalfandi Bay, the most commonly spotted being the humpback whale, minke whale, and white-beaked dolphins. 

These magnificent creatures come to Skjalfandi to feed, mostly on krill and plankton, and to prepare for the migration south to warmer water for their breeding season.

Other less commonly spotted species include orca whales, fin whales, pilot whales, and sperm whales. The blue whale, the largest animal that has ever lived, has also been seen in the bay, and you might be lucky enough to spot one of these gentle giants.

After making lifelong memories, you may have worked up an appetite! Luckily, the crew provides delicious cinnamon buns and hot chocolate to warm your fingers and fill your stomach on the journey back to Husavik.

Whale and puffin sightings are fun and safe for all guests over six. The guest capacity is only 12 passengers to ensure everyone has a great view of the animals.

Book today to ensure your spot on this small-group adventure to view puffins and whales from Husavik, one of North Iceland's most beautiful locations and one of the whale-watching centers in Europe! Check availability now by choosing a date.

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Included

Life jackets
Warm overalls
Raincoats if needed
Expert whale watching guide
Snacks and hot chocolate
Discounts for the Husavik Whale Museum, Geosea thermal spa, and a Husavik restaurant

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Attractions

Activities

Whale Watching
Boat Trip
Bird watching

What to bring

Hat
Gloves
Warm layers
Comfortable shoes with good traction

Good to know

All puffin and whale-watching tours are dependent on the weather. Weather and sea conditions are different every day and are often unpredictable. If bad weather means the tour is canceled or the scheduled departure time is changed, customers can choose to receive a full refund or book another tour, depending on availability.

In the unlikely event that no whales are spotted on your tour, you'll be offered another tour free of charge.

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