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How could the Húsavík Original Whale Watching tour possibly get better? Of course by adding a visit to Puffin Island, the home of thousands of puffins. In this approx. 3 hour on board a traditional Icelandic oak boat you discover the magnificent nature of Skjálfandi bay observing whales, dolphins, and puffins among with other seabirds in their natural habitat. Enjoy the smooth, safe sailing of a traditional wooden oak boat and treat yourself to a cup of hot chocolate and cinnamon buns.

The Húsavík Original Whale Watching and Puffins is an ideal choice for families. It is an authentic wildlife adventure by the pioneers of whale watching in Iceland.
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Spend approx. 3 hours at sea enjoying the wild nature on a traditional oak boat and get the best of both whales and puffins on this tour around Skjálfandi bay.
  • Family friendly
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Reviewed 6 July 2018
Mesmerizing, Unforgettable Experience

What an absolutely amazing experience this was. We were lucky enough to see 6 or 7 humpback whales on our trip and being the first boat out in the morning (North Sailing have the first boat out every day) was great. The staff were great;...More

Thank jimbocollett
Reviewed 4 July 2018
Great Day At Sea

It was a very calm overcast day and fortunately no rain or high waves at any point during our tour. We started out of the harbour towards Puffin Island which is swarming with birds. Quite a few fly and dive close to the boat so...More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 10 June 2018
We had a great time

Had a great trip with this crew. It was fun to be on an oak boat (The Saeborg) and learn the history of the area, information about puffins (I think they're my spirit animal, lol) and the great humpback whales we saw. We were lucky...More

Thank Audrey W
Katrín Birna V, Ticket Office at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Audrey W, Thank you so much for your review. I'm very glad that you enjoyed the tour and that our overalls kept you warm and cosy! You are right puffins are amazing as well as the humpback whales! Best regards, Kata

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Does what it says on the tin

Very expensive obviously, but whether you think this boat trip is great or not probably depends on the weather and your susceptibility to sea sickness (my wife would give this a much lower rating!). We went on the mid day whale and puffin watching tour...More

Thank Andy J
Elis_Orri, Public Relations Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Dear Andy J, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You make a few great points which I'll make sure to forward to the Marketing & Sales department. There hasn't been a problem with the Whales & Puffins tour so far, i.e....More

Reviewed 11 March 2018
The perfect day!

We traveled with a group of 6 friends. Bought our tickets ahead of time. Everything went flawless the day of our adventure. We were given warm suits, it was a sunny day, but we still needed them. The boat was fabulous, as was the view,...More

Thank MrsRebeccaFitz
Elis_Orri, Public Relations Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Dear Rebecca, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm in awe that our whale watching tour was the highlight of your trip to Iceland! I'm so glad you think everything about the procedure went flawlessly! It's certainly amazing seeing the dynamic...More

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