Water activity

Húsavík: Whale Watching by Traditional Wooden Sailing Ship

Activity provider: North Sailing
Water activity

Húsavík: Whale Watching by Traditional Wooden Sailing Ship

Activity provider: North Sailing

From US$ 87.92 per person


Look for whales in their natural environment on an amazing whale watching trip by traditional wooden sailing ship. Hoist the sails and take part in a real sailing adventure from Húsavík.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Icelandic
Wheelchair accessible


  • Cruise the bay of Skjálfandi aboard a traditional wooden sailing ship
  • See whales and seabirds in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a cinnamon bun
Full description

Do something different on your visit to Iceland and look for wildlife aboard a traditional wooden sailing ship. Discover the magic of the ocean and get back to nature off the north coast of Iceland. Depart from the harbor in Húsavík and spend 3 hours aboard the oak ship looking for whales and other marine life. Experience the traditional coastal culture of Iceland as you get hands-on and help to raise the sails.

Assist the skipper as you cruise around the breathtaking bay of Skjálfandi, created over the centuries by glacial activity. Avail of the services of an attentive crew, who will supply you with warm clothing when needed. Sip tasty hot chocolate and cinnamon buns, available free of charge.

  • Whale-watching cruise
  • Live commentary from a professional guide
  • Light refreshments
  • Warm overalls
  • Pickup service
  • Shoes
Not suitable for
  • People prone to seasickness

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Meeting point

Meet at Húsavík Harbour, Hafnarstétt 9-11.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Gloves

Know before you go

  • Be sure to dress appropriately for this tour, as it can be cold out in the bay
  • 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

4.6 /5

based on 104 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Die Tour war mit einem großen Segelschiff aus Holz. Das Schiff war ziemlich groß, sodass alle genug Platz hatten und man nicht zwischen andere Personen gequetscht war. Wir haben einige Buckelwale gesehen und ein paar mal auch ganz nah am Schiff. Die Crew und der Guide waren super und haben alles top organisiert. Auf der Rückfahrt gibt es noch eine heiße Schokolade und eine Zimtrolle. Uns hat die Tour sehr gut gefallen und wir können sie sehr weiterempfehlen!

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July 2, 2022

This was by far the best whale-watching trip we have ever been on. It took a while to spot the first whale, but after that, there were whales spouting off both sides of the ship almost continuously. We saw one Minke, at least six humpback whales, and a rare blue whale! Being on the sailing ship was an added bonus. Truly, a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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June 23, 2022

Enjoyed the whale watching tour - although the weather was nice we were still provided with storm overalls in case there should be cold norther winds. Saw a lot of whales and some puffins. Guide gave a lot of information about the whales and puffins and the captain worked hard to get close to the whales safely.

June 19, 2022

Product ID: 127076