Water activity

Húsavík: Whale Watching by Traditional Wooden Sailing Ship

4.6 / 5

65 reviews

Activity provider: North Sailing

Húsavík: Whale Watching by Traditional Wooden Sailing Ship

Activity provider: North Sailing
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 82.32 per person

Look for whales in their natural environment on an amazing whale watching trip by traditional wooden sailing ship. Hoist the sails and take part in a real sailing adventure from Húsavík.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Icelandic
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Cruise the bay of Skjálfandi aboard a traditional wooden sailing ship
  • See whales and seabirds in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a cinnamon bun
Full description

Do something different on your visit to Iceland and look for wildlife aboard a traditional wooden sailing ship. Discover the magic of the ocean and get back to nature off the north coast of Iceland. Depart from the harbor in Húsavík and spend 3 hours aboard the oak ship looking for whales and other marine life. Experience the traditional coastal culture of Iceland as you get hands-on and help to raise the sails.

Assist the skipper as you cruise around the breathtaking bay of Skjálfandi, created over the centuries by glacial activity. Avail of the services of an attentive crew, who will supply you with warm clothing when needed. Sip tasty hot chocolate and cinnamon buns, available free of charge.

Includes
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Sailboat
  • Hot chocolate
  • Warm clothing
    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

    Meet at Húsavík Harbour, Hafnarstétt 9-11.

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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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 65 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5

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    This was by far the best whale-watching trip we have ever been on. It took a while to spot the first whale, but after that, there were whales spouting off both sides of the ship almost continuously. We saw one Minke, at least six humpback whales, and a rare blue whale! Being on the sailing ship was an added bonus. Truly, a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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    June 23, 2022

    Enjoyed the whale watching tour - although the weather was nice we were still provided with storm overalls in case there should be cold norther winds. Saw a lot of whales and some puffins. Guide gave a lot of information about the whales and puffins and the captain worked hard to get close to the whales safely.

    June 19, 2022

    We had a fantastic tour, great weather, the crew was very committed, gave us a lot of information, we saw some whales, also quite close to the ship, once a group of dolphins even swam next to us. We were even on the road for almost an hour longer because it was so exciting. Gladly again at any time!!!

    June 7, 2022

    Product ID: 127076