Húsavík 3-Hour Original Whale Watching Tour

Húsavík 3-Hour Original Whale Watching Tour

From $92.54 per person

This 3-hour activity has built a reputation for the town of Húsavík as the capital of whale watching in Iceland. Discover the stunning beauty of Skjálfandi Bay while observing whales, dolphins and sea birds in their natural habitat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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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
Experience the Original Húsavík Whale Watching tour that has turned Húsavík into Iceland’s whale-watching capital. On this 3-hour activity you’ll marvel at the natural beauty of Skjálfandi and have the opportunity to see whales, dolphins and sea birds. Enjoy a smooth, safe sailing adventure in a traditional Icelandic oak ship and treat yourself to a cup of hot cocoa and some cinnamon buns on the return trip. This tour has been recommended by thousands of satisfied visitors to Iceland from around the world. The Original Husavik Whale Watching tour is an authentic wildlife activity operated by the pioneers of whale watching in Iceland.
  • Light refreshments
  • Live commentary on board from a professional guide
  • Warm overalls
  • Pick-up service
  • Shoes
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    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 334 reviews

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    I took my family of 5, 3 boys(3,5,15) and wife, on this amazing experience. We were lucky enough to have amazing weather and 3 types of whales and some playful dolphins. The one humpback whale was pretty and I got some great pictures. There were puffins all around as well.

    July 15, 2021

    The trip was nice, we enjoyed it, We had the chance to spot only 1 whale, but we consider ourselves lucky. We would appreciate maybe more talking, info, interesting information from Icelandic life while from the guide. It was 3 hour boat ride and the most of the time we were just sailing and not seeing anything, I guess it would be more entertaining.

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    September 14, 2020

    Enjoyable trip. Great scenery and a humpback!

    Enjoyed our trip. The views are amazing even before you see the whale(s). We saw one humpback and it took half the trip to find that, as the previous day's sailings were cancelled so they were harder to track down. Yes it's bumpy and yes some people will be sick. Our main guide was very helpful, giving further info and advice on road conditions and how to travel safely. Captain was a little rude, pushing past me on his way up to his post but I wasn't going to get on his wrong side! Overall a good company, nice boats and yes I do much prefer the natural boats to the ribs. Cold enough on this type of boat (there's no indoors!) never mind about whizzing around on a rib! Wrap up warm and take the overalls they give you. You'll need them. Great to see these creatures in their natural habitat and with a responsible, environmentally-aware company.

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    October 18, 2018

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