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Húsavík: Original Big Whale Safari & Puffin Island Tour

Product ID: 87638
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Experience the Original Big Whale Safari and Puffins Tour from Húsavík – the Whale Capital of Iceland. Increase your chances of seeing the gentle giants on this 2.5-hour guided adventure on-board a RIB speedboat. Enjoy a view of thousands of puffins.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Cruise a larger area of Skjálfandi Bay on a 2.5-hour tour on-board a modern RIB speedboat
  • Increase your chances of observing big whales in their natural environment
  • Learn about Iceland's nature and wildlife from an expert guide
  • Observe puffins at Puffin Island during breeding season
  • Stay warm and safe in specially made overalls and enjoy a little surprise from Húsavík's only winemaker
Full description
After you have been equipped with a warm safety overall and a life vest, step aboard a modern RIB speedboat to begin your exciting adventure. Head out to the beautiful surroundings of Skjálfandi Bay while your specialized guide demonstrates safety on-board and gives you live commentary on the sights encountered along the way.

Your first visit will be Puffin Island during the nesting period (April 15 – August 20), where you can observe thousands of colorfully-beaked puffins, often called "the Clowns of the Ocean."

The high speeds of your boat will make it more likely you will spot some of the bigger whales, such as the majestic blue whales and acrobatic humpback whales. Watching whales in their natural environment from a RIB speedboat is a unique experience. At the end of the tour, enjoy a little surprise from Húsavík's only winemaker.
  • Specialized guide
  • Live commentary on-board
  • Warm safety overalls
  • A little surprise from a local winemaker
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems

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Meeting point

Local tour operator ticket center in central Húsavík.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
Know before you go
• Please bring warm and waterproof clothing
• This tour is not recommended for passengers with back or heart problems or pregnant women
• Minimum age limit is 7-years-old
• Tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If this tour is cancelled due to bad weather, you will be given the option of another date or a full refund
• If no whales are seen on the tour, you will be offered a traditional whale watching tour free of charge
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Gentle Giants Whale Watching

Product ID: 87638