Iceland is a magical place with extreme geological contrasts and magnificent landscapes that is sure to leave you stunned with its beauty. Iceland is home to the largest glaciers, volcanoes, massive human-sized icebergs on the diamond beach, steaming lava fields, geysers, and waterfalls. But there is much more to see and experience in Iceland. There is another side to it as well, the marine life of Iceland. Yes, when in Iceland, you simply cannot miss watching whales in their natural habitat. It is one of the best experiences indeed! Go for the whale watching tour in Húsavík, Iceland to experience and see the whales closely.
The Incredible Whale Watching Experience in Húsavík
How beautiful is it to watch whales at the magnificent Skjálfandi Bay, Húsavík on a sunny day? Húsavík is on Iceland’s north coast, on the Skjálfandi bay shore. Get on board with the amazing crew to watch the whales in the traditional and well-known areas of Skjálfandi Bay. You will not only get to see the whales swim around their natural habitat, you will get to see the dolphins, and birds. You cannot predict how many beautiful species you get to witness during the trip but, of course, you will see the beautiful and most common whales and dolphins up and close. During your trip to Skjálfandi Bay on the Húsavík whale watching tour, you will see minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, humpback whales, porpoises; and if you visit during the beginning of summer, you will also get to see the blue whales and fin whales.
Icelandic weather is completely unpredictable, and since we are sailing on The Atlantic Ocean, you need to come prepared for it. There can be a rapid change in the weather so we will bring warm overalls and raincoats if needed. However, it is recommended to wear something warm under the overalls to protect you from the chilly weather and rain. The complete tour will take approximately 3 hours to watch the whales at Húsavík.
What to bring
Head wear & Gloves
Good to know
- We will provide you with warm overalls and rain coats on the tour.
- Safety is a top priority for us, and we take every possible precaution to guarantee a safe and enjoyable tour.
- All whale watching tours are subject to weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. We reserve the right to cancel the tour due to bad weather conditions.
- You should be at the departure point at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure.
- If tour is cancelled by tour operators, for example because of bad weather, you will get a full refund.
Most frequent questions and answers
The meeting point for the tour is at Húsavík Harbor.
Address: Garðarsbraut 6, 640 Húsavík, Iceland
You should schedule to be at our departure point at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure.
If the tour gets cancelled due to weather you can choose between rescheduling the tour for another departure or receiving a full refund.
Free cancellation up to 1 day before the tour. If you cancel within 1 day notice, a 100% fee will be charged.
However, we always ask you to cancel the tour as soon as possible so we can adjust the schedule for the day depending on how many people will be joining the tour.
No, unfortunately not.
If you are looking for a whale wtaching tour where you can stay inside, we recommend that you book the Akureyri Whale Watching tour. It is located only 1 hour drive from Húsavík.
Yes, and you definitely should! The setting on the tour is full of amazing, scenic views.
This is, of course, a personal choice, we have often had pregnant women on our trips. This tour is listed as easy so if you do not feel uncomfortable on a boat, this tour should be ideal for you.
There are plenty of free parking lots next to the meeting point of the tour.