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Husavik Whale Watching & Sailing on a Schooner

Go on this unique boat tour from Húsavík 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.

This Húsavík whale watching tour combines a sailing adventure with whale watching at one of Iceland’s premier whale-watching destinations. Húsavík 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 lead to teeming masses of plankton, the main source of food for baleen whales.

The most famous whale in the area is the humpback whale. They are enormous creatures — about the size of a school bus. They 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 sets 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.

This Husavik whale watching tour is operated by one of our reliable partners.

Meeting point: From the harbor in central Húsavík

Tour Code

Tour Code




Jul – Sept



3 Hours



North Iceland




Age Limit

Age Limit

No Age Limit


  • Whale watching boat tour on a traditional Icelandic schooner
  • Professional guiding
  • Warm overalls
  • Hot chocolate
  • Icelandic cookies

Not included:

  • Personal clothing

What to bring?

  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Camera

Meeting Point:

From the harbor in central Húsavík


No requirements needed

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