Husavik Original Whale Watching | Carbon Neutral Tour

Husavik Original Whale Watching | Carbon Neutral Tour
A Minke Whale cruising beneath a whale watching vessel in Skjálfandi Bay, from Húsavík.
A Minke Whale peeking up at whale watchers that set out from the town Húsavík.
A young humpback whale breaching in the waters outside Húsavík, the whale capital of Iceland.
The flukes of a humpback whale rising as it dives into the seas of north Iceland.
The markings of a humpback whale's tail are unique like the fingerprints of a human.
Nature photographers rejoice on whale-watching tours from Húsavík.

Come and join the tour that started it all in the whale-watching capital of Iceland, Húsavík. This tour provides a great wildlife adventure in Skjálfandi bay.

You‘ll start your tour by meeting up with the staff ticket office by the harbour of Húsavík, where you will collect your ticket, then board one of the old traditional oak boats. On board, you will be provided with warm overalls that will keep you nice and cosy for the next three hours.

After everything is set you'll sail out of the harbour and head straight to the spectacular Skjálfandi bay. Expected is a three-hour whale watching tour, sailing through stunning nature and exploring the great wildlife the bay has to offer. You'll be provided with light refreshments such as a cup of hot chocolate and cinnamon buns.

When whale watching started in Skjálfandi bay, the Minke whale was the most commonly sighted whale species. That has however changed over the years and now, more and more whale species are entering the bay.

Today the Humpback whale is the most common. In the past years the biggest animal on earth, the Blue whale has also been a frequent guest. Other species also visit the bay include orcas, Fin whales, Sei whales and Northern Bottlenose whales. Chances to see the White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoises are fairly high as well. You also likely to see puffins at the height of summer.

Come and meet the gentle giants personally. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Aug. - Sep.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Húsavík
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 08:30. 09:00, 09:30, 16:30,

Húsavík harbour

Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure. If you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Professional Guide

  • Warm overalls 

  • Raincoats if needed

  • Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns

  • Pick up

  • Lunch

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

Good to know:

It is cold out at sea so make sure to bring warm clothes.


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Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees