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From Húsavík: Traditional Whale Watching Tour

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Look for whales in their natural environment on a whale watching tour from Húsavík. Climb aboard a traditional Icelandic oak boat for a 3-hour guided adventure in search of the giants of the ocean. Get a 97 to 99% chance of seeing whales!
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Duration 3 hours
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  • Step aboard a traditional Icelandic oak boat in Húsavík
  • Cruise around Skjálfandi Bay searching for whales on a 3-hour tour
  • Learn about Iceland's nature and wildlife from the experienced guides
  • Stay warm in overalls provided by the crew
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery with a cup of hot chocolate and Icelandic donut
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COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

Climb aboard a traditional Icelandic oak boat and experience a traditional whale watching tour from Europe's whale watching capital at Húsavík.

Sail out into the bay and prepare to be captivated by the work of Mother Nature. Your specialized guide will give a safety demonstration on board the boat and then feed you live commentary on all the sights you will encounter. Skjálfandi Bay is known for its rich wildlife, including numerous types, shapes and sizes of whale.

Keep a look out for the acrobatic humpback whales and giant blue whales. This is wild nature and therefore unpredictable, but your chances of seeing whales in their natural environment is very high. Sail back to Húsavík harbor and enjoy the stunning scenery with a cup of hot chocolate and a traditional Icelandic kleina (twisted donut).
  • Specialized guide
  • Live commentary on board the boat
  • Light refreshments
  • Warm overalls and raincoats
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Meet at the Gentle Giants ticket center in central Húsavík (look for the big blue flags).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Outdoor clothing
Know before you go
• Due to COVID-19 measures, hot chocolate and donuts cannot be offered
• Please bring warm and waterproof clothing
• The tour is subject to favourable weather conditions. If cancelled due to bad weather, you will be given the option of another date or full refund
• If no whales (dolphins included) are seen on the tour, you will be offered a voucher for a traditional whale watching tour free of charge, however, no refund is given
• The tour is wheelchair accessible. Please contact the tour operator prior to arrival

From US$ 93.73 per person

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Product ID: 87599