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Húsavík 3-Hour Original Whale Watching Tour

Product ID: 85302
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
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • Pick-up service
  • Shoes

Prepare for the activity

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 269 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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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

Good effort to find whales

we were told that the 4:30 activity was cancelled due to weather conditions, but that we can be accommodated in the 6:00 pm activity, as it was going to happen 90%, but we were asked to come back at 5pm to confirm if the sea conditions are good enough for the activity. Also they offer us full refund or schedule it for next day. the 4:30 or 6:00 activities were the only ones we could do due to our schedule, so I accepted to be rescheduled for the 6:00 one. But that gave us bout 2 hours to roam around in Husavik, which is not bad, but I would have prefer to know in advance to make my day schedule accordingly. I understand that it's not easy to notify if the activity is going to happen or not, but I think they should come with a way to at least send an email/sms as soon as this happens, or at least advice that the activity might be compromised due to weather conditions when the hour approaches. we weren't told that in rough conditions the whale watching is harder than in quiet waters, I

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October 2, 2018

Great interesting tour with lots of information and some spotted whales - impressive

November 2, 2019

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North Sailing

Product ID: 85302