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…
Experience the original Húsavík whale watching tour which is now carbon neutral and has built a reputation for the town of Húsavík as the capital of…
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…
Spend 3 hours at sea enjoying wild nature on a traditional oak boat, observing both whales and puffins around Skjálfandi Bay.
What people are saying about Husavik
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.
We went on this trip for my 40th birthday with my mum too. The host was excellent, very friendly and with useful information. The boat was a bit too crowded but we still had a great time. Amazing to see three humpback whales and so special to have this intimate encounter with these gentle giants. Hot chocolate and cinnamon bun was excellent and much needed! Take snacks and water with you, dress warm and take travel sickness tablets beforehand if you need them.
Husavik is the right place for whale watching. we saw 5 whales for extended periods not just glimpses. North Sailing was very flexible - changed our date. Good warm clothes handed , not too many people on-board so we could see well. Very knowledgeable guide. And nice calm weather :-). Cocoa and buns was a nice ending to one of our best experiences in Iceland
The staff was friendly, the boat was clean, the trip wasn't too long or too short. We saw a humpback whale come up for air several times, and it decided to come up right next to our boat at one point. We also saw white-beaked dolphins and I saw a jelly fish. The hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls were a nice touch.
Really enjoyed the tour. Shame about the weather as it was rough. Having said that the Humpback Whale activity was incredible. They were really close to the boat at times.