Come aboard for this fantastic wildlife boat tour from Húsavík, watching out for Iceland's most famous residents; whales and puffins! This is a brilliant tour opportunity for those travellers looking to experience the very best of Icelandic wildlife in one of the most scenic bays in the country.
This tour departs from the gorgeous coastal town of Húsavík, in North Iceland. Húsavík is widely considered to be not just the whale watching capital of Iceland, but of Europe, thanks to the wealth of species and abundance of life found in the coastal waters here.
The day will begin at Húsavík Harbour, from which you will travel out on a comfortable, seaworthy vessel towards the colourful Puffin Island. As its name suggests, this rocky outpost is colonised with nesting puffins, making for a fantastic, authentically Icelandic sight.
Did you know that Iceland is the nesting ground for over 60% of the world's Atlantic Puffin population? Aside from puffins, you will also see other seabirds such as Skuas, Terns and Guillemots.
After you have appreciated the eclectic birdlife, your captain will direct the boat towards some likely areas for spotting whales. Iceland's coastal waters are home to over twenty different species of cetacean, with the most common sighting being Minke Whales, Humpback Whales and White-Beaked Dolphins.
As you are dealing with nature, it can never be guaranteed that you will see any whales, but if you are unlucky, you'll get to join another tour for free.
Some lucky guests have, in the past, been graced with the presence of some this islands' rarer creatures. Although not common, it is a life-changing experience to see animals such as Blue Whales.
Once your time whale watching is over, you will be returned to port where you can feast upon a delicious Icelandic meal at Salka Restaurant.
So what are you waiting for? Hurry now and you too can experience the joys of whale and puffin watching from Húsavík in north Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
The puffins leave Iceland around mid August to spend the winter time in the open ocean. That is why after the 15th of August we do not offer whale and puffin trips anymore, rather just regular whale watching. The puffins will return to Iceland again at the end of April for the breeding season.