Whale Watching


Go on this unique boat tour from Husavík and watch the famous humpback whales from a traditional Iceland schooner. Experience the aura of the past by setting sails or assisting the skipper. This is a nice opportunity for the whole family to enjoy the wild nature while getting to know old ways of sailing and discovering the sailor in you.


WW-04 – Husavik Whale Watching

whale watching icelandThis Husavik whale watching tour combines a sailing adventure with whale watching in one of Iceland’s premier whale-watching destination. Husavik is located at the edge of Skjálfandi Bay, where several whale species come especially during summer to feed. The reason for such a high percentage of whales in this area is the thriving ecosystem in the bay. Melting snow and rivers bring nutrients from mineral-rich locations which leads to teeming masses of plankton, the main source of food for baleen whales.

The most famous whale in the area are humpback whales. They are enormous creatures — about the size of a school bus. boat tour icelandThey are known for their haunting and melodic songs and for breaching the water with amazing acrobatic abilities. Other whales you can see on this sailing tour are minke whales, white beaked dolphins and even fin and blue whales.

The combination of whale watching with an authentic experience on a wooden sailboat will be interesting for your whole family. It is an amazing experience when the skipper set the sails and you glide over the water under full sails with the engine shut. Do not miss this unique sailing experience in the North of Iceland.

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Book your Husavik whale watching tour on a traditional schooner:

Season: June to September
Departure Days:
Duration of the Tour: Approximately 4 hours
Included: Whale watching boat trip on a traditional Icelandic schooner, professional guiding, warm overalls, hot chocolate and Icelandic cookie
Requirements of the tour: We recommend to bring warm clothes, hat and cloves
Start of the tour: From the harbor in central Husavik

Please contact us if you have any question regarding this tour. Please include the tour code (WW-04). This Husavik whale watching tour is operated by one of our reliable partners.


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