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Original Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Husavik

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  • Look for orcas and humpback whales aboard a traditional Icelandic oak ship
  • Hear commentary about Icelandic maritime history 
  • Learn facts about animal biology and behavior
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Original Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Husavik
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Experience the Original Húsavík Whale Watching tour that has built a reputation for the town of Húsavík as the capital of whale watching in Iceland.
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Overview

Search for orcas and humpback whales in Husavik’s waters aboard a traditional Icelandic oak ship. Famous for its abundance of marine life, Skjalfandi Bay makes a great whale-watching spot. Listen to your guide's in-depth commentary about the animals' biology and behavior, as well as the country’s maritime history. Feel free to pack light, as refreshments are available for purchase on board.

What to Expect
Make your way to the tour's departure point at your chosen time. There are several times available to fit your schedule. Meet your captain and crew while boarding a traditional oak ship, which will take you out on Skjalfandi Bay to search for marine life.

As you leave the coastline, imagine what life might have been like years ago for the Icelanders who sailed the frigid seas on these traditional boats. You'll learn about the country's history of whaling and whale-watching from your guide.

With your guide's pro tips, look for signs of humpback whales and orcas. Listen to commentary about the biology and behavior of these animals, then warm up with some hot cocoa and traditional Icelandic scones (for purchase).

When your journey is over, head back to the harbor for drop-off.
Reviews (57)
1 - 5 of 48 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2018
We saw whales - lots of whales!

Our experience with North Sailing was beyond fantastic. Before we even arrived in Iceland, the email correspondence with the support staff was awesome! They helped me book my tour of a 20% off discount even though I was a day late in booking. I was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank killerqueenie
Reviewed 23 October 2018
Go getcha some whale tail...

While the sight of the whales was amazing.... and the 50+ dolphins were enjoyable, it was the sound of the whale taking in a giant breath of air before doing a deep dive that mesmerized me. The creatures are massive, and North Sails from start...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Travis C
Reviewed 16 October 2018
Remarkable experience on board Gardar

From the moment my wife and I stepped on board the ship, Gardar, to the moment we disembarked, we were in a state of awe at the amazing beauty of the bay and the sheer awesomeness of the whales in the bay. My wife and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alex A
Reviewed 4 October 2018
Not for the queasy

OK, I really don't want to come across negative but there are some things you should be aware of when booking a whale watching tour in Husavik. 1. These boats will give you a very rocky ride at sea, so if you get sea sick,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank AndrewG7474
Reviewed 21 September 2018
Wonderful Experience

I took a tour on September 9th and had an incredible time. The weather was very good - sunny, very calm water - and the boat is beautiful. I tried not to get my hopes up about seeing any whales because it's never guaranteed, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank vitsippor
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rgur
25 May 2018|
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Response from Mourisham J |
Roughly about one hour drive. We did the same thing last week. Hope it helps
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