Join this thrilling and private whale watching tour from Húsavík harbour, using intimate RIB boats to get up and close and personal with these gentle giants. This is a fantastic tour opportunity for those visitors looking to see whales during their time in Iceland, but wish to avoid the larger vessels and crowds.
Húsavík is widely regarded to be the whale watching capital of Iceland, if not Europe, thanks to the diversity and frequency of whales using the fjord. You will be whale watching in Skjálfandi Bay, an area renown for its rich wildlife, Víknafjöll and Kinnarfjöll mountain ranges and two Puffin islands, Flatey and Lundy.
Taking out to the water, you will be wrapped up warm in thick thermal outerwear, leaving you free of the cold to sit back and peel your eyes across the rocking waves of the Atlantic, looking for any sign of life. Thankfully, there are twenty different species of cetacean in Iceland, the most common being Humpback and Minke whales. There is always the chance to observe even rarer species; Orcas, Harbour Porpoises, Blue Whales, etc.
Another great positive about this experience? By using a smaller vessel, such as a RIB, your captain is able to get much closer to where these animals are swimming. This is because smaller boats make far less noise, and are thus less likely to deter the whales, thus providing a more personal and memorable experience.
After two hours of cruising the ocean, you begin the make the return journey back to the harbour. On your way, you will likely pass one of the numerous nesting Puffin colonies that live in the area; just another fantastic reason to come aboard!
So don't delay any longer. Hurry now and you too can go whale watching in Húsavík using the nimble RIB boat. Check availability by choosing a date.
RIB boats are really stable so the chance of seasickness is small.