Husavik
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Our most recommended Husavik Outdoor Activities

  • Húsavík 3-Hour Original Whale Watching Tour

    1. Húsavík 3-Hour Original Whale Watching Tour

    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.

    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.

  • Húsavík: Whale Watching by Traditional Wooden Sailing Ship

    2. Húsavík: Whale Watching by Traditional Wooden Sailing Ship

    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.

    This was SUCH an amazing tour, our group was obsessed with the whole experience!

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What people are saying about Husavik

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.

Great experience! Enjoyed tough beautiful scenery. Our guides and captain communicated with other boats to try and find whales for us. I liked the sense of community out there. I appreciated the warm overalls to and hot cocoa too. Nice touch!

The tour guide was very good and knew exactly in which direction to drive to increase the chance. In the end we saw a lot of orcas and it was a great sight.

This was SUCH an amazing tour, our group was obsessed with the whole experience!

Great fun. We did see whales. Wear warm cloths and gloves.