Water activity

Húsavík: Whale Watching and Puffins

4.5 / 5

71 reviews

Húsavík: Whale Watching and Puffins

Activity provider: North Sailing
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From US$ 102.68 per person

Spend 3 hours at sea enjoying wild nature on a traditional oak boat, observing both whales and puffins around Skjálfandi Bay.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a 3-hour whale and puffin watching experience on a traditional oak boat
  • See whales, dolphins and puffins in their natural habitat
  • Treat yourself to a cup of hot chocolate and a cinnamon bun
Full description
On this 3-hour tour on a traditional oak boat you can discover the magnificent nature of Skjálfandi Bay, observing whales, dolphins and puffins, as well as with other sea birds, in their natural habitat.   Marvel at Puffin Island, the home of thousands of puffins, while enjoying smooth, safe sailing of a traditional Icelandic oak ship. Finally, treat yourself to a cup of hot cocoa and some cinnamon buns on this authentic wildlife adventure that is suitable for the whole family. 
  • Light refreshments
  • Live commentary on-board with a professional guide
  • Warm overalls
  • Shoes
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

North Sailing Ticket Office

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that the tour is subject to favorable weather conditions and if is it canceled due to bad weather you will be given the option of another date or a full refund
  • If you do not see whales you will be offered to join another whale watching tour free of charge
  • The tour is wheelchair accessible, please contact the local partner prior to your tour date to advise if you require assistance
  • It is recommended to wear layers and good shoes and bring a hat and gloves
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 71 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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This was a great experience! The guide was absolutely fantastic and we saw 1 Minke Whale, 3 Humpback Whales feeding and diving (right off the bow of the ship), a pair of dolphins, Puffins and some Northern Gannets! The time of the tour was perfect...not too long and not too short! They served hot chocolate and a cinnamon roll when headed back to the dock, which was very good. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Iceland and the town of Husavik is charming and friendly! It snowed and was quite cold - dress in many layers with face coverings and gloves - no messing around - to be comfortable. It was probably the funnest thing we have done. Someone did get sick though :( over the side of the boat.. take some Dramamine if worried!

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June 5, 2019

Fabulous trip - we saw many humpback whales and loads of puffins

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

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July 26, 2017

Interesting and fun morning

We very much enjoyed our puffin and whale watching trip. The crew took safety seriously and explained the boat and what to do if there was a problem. The guide was very informative and this kept us interested in the gaps between wildlife sightings. We were lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins and three humpback whales.

July 20, 2017

Product ID: 88781