Water activity

Húsavík: Whale Watching Tour with Guide

Activity provider: North Sailing

Húsavík: Whale Watching Tour with Guide

Activity provider: North Sailing

From US$ 82.63 per person

Discover the stunning beauty of Skjálfandi Bay on a boat tour while observing whales, dolphins, and sea birds in their natural habitat. Find out why Húsavík is the capital of whale watching in Iceland.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience a whale-watching excursion on board a traditional oak boat
  • See whales, dolphins and seabirds in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a cinnamon bun
Full description

Embark on a whale-watching cruise in Húsavík with live commentary. Marvel at the natural beauty of Skjálfandi Bay and get up close to whales, dolphins, and sea birds. Cruise by the north coast of Iceland on a traditional oak boat with light refreshments and warm overalls included.

Observe the large diversity of marine animals in Skjálfandi. Enjoy a smooth, safe sailing adventure in an Icelandic oak ship and treat yourself to a cup of hot cocoa and some cinnamon buns on the return trip. This round-trip tour is an authentic wildlife activity operated by the pioneers of whale watching in Iceland. With informative commentary from your guide, learn why Húsavík has turned into Iceland’s whale-watching capital.

  • Whale watching cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Tour guide
  • Light refreshments
  • Warm overalls
  • Pick-up service
  • Shoes

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Meeting point

Meet at North Sailing Húsavík Whale Watching office.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Be sure to dress appropriately for this tour, as it can be cold out in the bay
  • Bring a hat and gloves and wear suitable shoes
  • The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to bad weather, you will be given the option of another date or full refund
  • If no whales are seen on the tour, you will be offered another whale watching tour free of charge
  • The tour is wheelchair accessible. Please contact the tour operator prior to arrival
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 759 reviews

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It was an amazing experience, we were lucky enough to see at least 6-7 whales, some even very close to the boat. The tour is long enough to see whales and I also really enjoyed the guide's explanations. The boat ride itself is also very nice as you are surrounded by the crazy landscapes of the Icelandic mountains. You are provided with a fisherman suit for cold weather and water splashes. It is not highly recommended for those who suffer from seasickness as the weather conditions can sometimes be adverse. Finally, refreshments are also provided on the boat.

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November 10, 2022

The whale watching trip was awesome! The company is great about communication—they needed to move our time up because if bad weather possibly moving in later in the day. They emailed with all details. The staff was super friendly and welcoming. They were very upfront that there would likely be large swells ob the water and offered money back if we wanted to cancel. We chose to go, and I’m so glad we did! The guide on the trip (Christian) was very knowledgeable and approachable. The crew gave us overall suits to help stay warm and dry. I was quite comfortable even though it was a cold, misty morning. Best of all we saw a lot of whales!! And they were really close to the boat! It was breathtaking! The scenery is also stunning and the boat, very cool! Quite an adventure! At the end they give delicious snack of hot cocoa and cinnamon buns as you head back in. I highly recommend this trip—well worth the money! And Husavik is a cute little town with a lot to do in the area.

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October 22, 2022

We took the tour on a very wavy day. Anyone who gets seasick should perhaps take precautions here because it can rock quite a bit. Depending on the weather conditions. In itself, everything was well organized. You get overalls if it's too cold at sea. Nevertheless, you should of course dress warmly. Meanwhile, our guide Christian kept telling facts about whales. On the way we saw a porpoise and a humpback whale. At the end there is hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls for those who can then. It was great and I would definitely recommend it.

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October 4, 2022

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