Húsavík: Whale Watching on a Carbon Neutral Oak Boat

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Húsavík: Whale Watching on a Carbon Neutral Oak Boat

From US$ 93.39 per person

Experience the original Húsavík whale watching tour which is now carbon neutral and has built a reputation for the town of Húsavík as the capital of whale watching in Iceland.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 3-hour eco-friendly whale watching tour on a traditional oak boat
  • See whales, dolphins and seabirds in their natural habitat
  • Treat yourself with a cup of hot chocolate and a cinnamon bun
Full description
The original whale watching tour is now available carbon neutral. The local tour operator has adopted an active environmental policy based on the idea of sustainable development. In 2015, it became the first whale watching company in the world to offer carbon neutral whale watching. In cooperation with some other actors, a unique hybrid propulsion system that allows running the ship on renewable energy instead of fossil fuel has been developed.  Experience the tour on a carbon neutral boat and discover the magnificent nature of Skjálfandi Bay observing whales, dolphins and seabirds in their natural habitat. Enjoy smooth sailing and treat yourself to a cup of hot cocoa and cinnamon buns. Join the tour and enjoy an authentic wildlife adventure with the pioneers of whale watching in Iceland.
Includes
  • Light refreshments
  • Live commentary on-board with a professional guide
  • Warm overalls
  • Pick-up
  • Shoes

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Date

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Meeting point

Local tour operator ticket office, Hafnarstétt, Húsavík, Iceland.

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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 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.0 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.0 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Due to bad weather, the booked tour has been canceled. But the staff, warned us in time and gave many alternatives to recover the excursion. We went to Akureyri, the staff was very kind. We were lucky enough to make many sightings, 2 spectacular and very close to us. Recommended!!

6 September 2019

Phenomenal!!

It was great!! We saw two different types of whales, a small one and 2 humpback whales. They were very close to our boat! Our tour guide was super nice. In the end there was hot chocolate and cinnamon buns. Nobody got sick, the boat was very calm on the water. It was a wonderful trip: D

13 July 2019

Spectacular

Though the tour we booked from Húsavik was cancelled because of the weather, we were offered to take it later that day from Húsavik, or the next day from Hjalteyri, where the weather was better. We decided to take it from Hjalteyri, and it was the best choice, we could see a lot of whales, some of them really close. Highly recommendable!

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24 June 2019

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Product ID: 87662