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Húsavík 3-Hour Original Whale Watching Tour

Húsavík 3-Hour Original Whale Watching Tour

From US$ 88.49 per person

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 Skjálfandi Bay while observing whales, dolphins and sea birds in their natural habitat.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Experience a whale-watching excursion on board a traditional oak boat
  • See whales, dolphins and seabirds in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a cinnamon bun
Full description
Experience the Original Húsavík Whale Watching tour that has turned Húsavík into Iceland’s whale-watching capital. On this 3-hour activity you’ll marvel at the natural beauty of Skjálfandi and have the opportunity to see whales, dolphins and sea birds. Enjoy a smooth, safe sailing adventure in a traditional Icelandic oak ship and treat yourself to a cup of hot cocoa and some cinnamon buns on the return trip. This tour has been recommended by thousands of satisfied visitors to Iceland from around the world. The Original Husavik Whale Watching tour is an authentic wildlife activity operated by the pioneers of whale watching in Iceland.
  • Light refreshments
  • Live commentary on board from a professional guide
  • Warm overalls
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    North Sailing - Húsavík Whale Watching office

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Be sure to dress appropriately for this tour, as it can be cold out in the bay
    • Bring a hat and gloves and wear suitable shoes
    • The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to bad weather, you will be given the option of another date or full refund
    • If no whales are seen on the tour, you will be offered another whale watching tour free of charge
    • The tour is wheelchair accessible. Please contact the tour operator prior to arrival
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 452 reviews

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    This tour was definitely a highlight of our trip to Iceland! Our guide was amazing and he told us that they had spotted a place with lots of whales the same morning! We saw more than 10 hampback whales! It was absolutely amazing. We were all very quite, watching the whales diving and showing us their tails! Very emotional moment, I almost cried! On the way back they offered us hot cacao and cinnamon rolls to warm up. We felt blessed for this experience!

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    November 2, 2021

    I went alone on this trip in winter time, you are provided with two layers of water-resistant coveralls, and long as you have a decent pair of gloves, you'll soon forget how cold the weather is. I found that our guide gave us lots of information about the types and number of whales in the area as well as some background about the port we departed from, the captain of the ship was able to position the boat in in good places for us to get really close-up to the whales. They also provide a cinnamon bun and a cup of hot chocolate for the journey back to the harbour.

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    September 25, 2021

    Interesting journey of searching for whales. Boat was big and very traditional. Our guide was very informative, he knew a lot of about whales, seemed like they are his passion. We saw dolphins and two kind of whales, one of which really big, did fountains and showed his tale. On our way back we enjoyed hot chocolate and cinnamon buns. Recommended to do for sure!

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    August 22, 2021

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