Whale Watching at Skjálfandi Bay | Husavik Wildlife Tour

Whale Watching at Skjálfandi Bay | Husavik Wildlife Tour
The whales and dolphins will regularly put on amazing aerobic displays.
Alongside whales, guests can observe seabirds, porpoises and dolphins.
A cheeky whale tail popping up from the water.
Seeing a whale breach is one of life's most rewarding and memorable experiences.
A harbour porpoise breaking the water's surface.
A female orca breaking the surface of water.
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Don't miss your chance to partake in this brilliant wildlife tour from Húsavík, Iceland's whale watching capital, and feast your eyes on the majestic creatures that call this island's coastal waters home. 

This is a fantastic tour opportunity for visitors looking to maximise their time in north Iceland, as well as those who can't wait to look upon Iceland's wildlife first hand.

Húsavík is widely regarded as Iceland's whale watching capital due to the rich feeding grounds in the adjacent Skjálfandi Bay. This draws over twenty different species of cetacean, including Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, Harbour Porpoises, Orcas and White-Beaked Dolphin. 

You will be starting this tour from Húsavík Harbour, riding on a gorgeous oak vessel fitted with the latest in technology to help track the fjord's many whales. 

The most common species to see are Minkes and Humpbacks, though guests have, in the past, even spotted the rare Blue Whale, largest creature ever to be part of the Animal Kingdom. Throughout your three hours of whale watching, you will also observe a plethora of seabirds, ranging from Guillemots to Terns to Puffins. 

Thanks to these reasons and more, Húsavík is considered to be one of the best spots in Europe for whale watching. Still, when dealing the natural world, there can never be a solid guarantee that any wildlife will appear. However, by partaking in a certified whale watching tour, your chances of seeing these great creatures increases tenfold. 

Once your tour is over, why not head to Salka Restaurant, located just opposite the operator's ticket office. By bringing your whale watching ticket with you, you'll secure a 10% discount on a delicious and authentically Icelandic meal—the perfect end to an afternoon at sea!

So don't delay any further! Hurry now and you too can experience the whales of Húsavík with this fantastic boat tour on Skjálfandi Bay. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, German, Icelandic
  • Highlights: North Iceland, Húsavík
Pickup information:

    If you have your ticket already, you can go straight to the harbor.

    Otherwise you can come to our ticket office located next to the bookshop and the church to purchase/pick up your tickets.




    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.

    • Warm overalls

    • Refreshments

    • 3 Hour Boat Tour

    • Whale Watching Guide

    • WiFi

    • Lunch and Dinner

    What to bring:
    • Warm clothing

    • Hats, Gloves and Scarves.

    • Good Shoes

    • Your Camera

    Good to know:

    It is recommended to dress more than less as it is usually colder out at sea than on land.

    Meeting time is 15 minutes before departure as it takes time to put your overalls on and get prepared for the tour.

    If you tend to be prone to seasickness, then we recommend seasickness medicine that can be bought at Lyfja located beside our ticket office. Most seasickness medicine has to be taken 1 hour before departure but always read the description of whatever is being used.

    If a tour is cancelled, we provide a full refund.

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