Silent Whale Watching from Húsavík

  • Availability

    May - September

  • DURATION

    3 Hours

  • Difficulty

    Very Easy

  • Pickup

    No

  • Minimum Age

    None

  • Price

    ISK 10.500

Tour Highlights:

  • Humpback Whales
  • Minke Whales
  • Blue Whales
  • Killer Whales
  • Puffins

Included:

  • Expert whale watching guides
  • Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns
  • Warm 66° North overalls and raincoats if needed

The Silent Whale Watching Tour

Húsavík is known as the Whale Watching capital of Iceland. The charming town of Húsavík is located by Skjálfandi bay. This area is known for its small-town charm, natural beauty, and abundance of wildlife. Those who travel here should not miss an opportunity to get in touch with nature and experience an encounter with the local whales.

The Silent Whale Watching tour takes you out on the Skjálfandi Bay, known for its abundance of whales. You’ll sail out to sea on an environmentally friendly, electric and completely silent boat. This tour provides minimum disturbance to both whales and nature, and no carbon footprint. This is the perfect way to enjoy a peaceful viewing of the area’s most famous inhabitants. These include Blue Whales, Humpback Whales and more.

What makes the Silent Whale Watching tour so special is the tranquility that is gained by sailing on an environmentally friendly, electric boat. This creates a peaceful experience where you can truly experience the sounds of the nature that surrounds you.

Whale species regularly sighted in this area include Blue Whales, Humpback Whales, and Minke Whales. Sperm Whales, Fin Whales, Orcas and other species have also been spotted here. The area is also inhabited by playful White-Beaked Dolphins that regularly make an appearance on the whale watching tours.

This tour is operated by one of our trusted partners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can pick up and dropoff be added to this tour?

No, this tour is a meet-on-location tour. The meeting point is at the Húsavík harbor.

What should I wear on this tour?

We recommend dressing as warmly as possible before heading out. Bringing a hat/cap, gloves and sunglasses is highly recommended. Wear good, comfortable shoes – sandals are not recommended.

Keep in mind that it can often be quite cold staying out at sea for three hours.

If necessary you can borrow a raincoat and warm overalls on board.

Are refreshments sold on the boat?

No, but hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls are offered on the way back to the harbor.

You are of course welcome to bring your own refreshments on the boat.

Is a sighting of whales guaranteed on this tour?

As whales are wild animals, a sighting of them can never be guaranteed. However, this area offers an excellent chance of a sighting and whales are seen on most tours.

In the unlikely event that you do not see whales on your tour, you will be offered another chance to go on this tour free of charge.

Which species of whales have been spotted in this are?

In this area, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, and Blue Whales are spotted regularly. Many other species of whales are sighted here as well, although they may not make regular appearances. These include for example Sperm Whales, Fin Whales, Pilot Whales, Sei Whales and more.

Will I see puffins and other birds on this tour?

Although this tour is not specifically a puffin watching tour, it is likely that you will see puffins if you are traveling during the puffin season.

Puffins can usually be sighted between the months of April and August.

Many other bird species inhabit this area and you will surely see some beautiful seabirds during the tour.

If you are interested in a tour that is more focused on puffin watching, you may want to take a look at the Whale and Puffin Watching Tour which also departs from Húsavík.

Is this tour environmentally friendly?

Yes, on this tour a sustainable approach to nature is combined with professional crew who are specially trained in responsible conduct with the whales. By using an electric boat, this is a great opportunity to go whale watching while reducing your carbon footprint down to zero.

Is there an age limit on this tour?

No, there is no age limit on this tour. It’s a great choice for all types of travelers, including kids.

What is the cancellation policy for this tour?

Reservations can be canceled 24 hours prior to departure without penalty. Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to departure are non-refundable.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@iat.is.

Please be mindful of possible time zone differences. Iceland is in the GMT time zone and cancellations must be submitted at least 24 hours before departure in Icelandic local time (GMT).

If you do need to cancel your tour, we recommend that you contact us as soon as possible. 

This tour departs from the Húsavík harbor. Húsavík is located in North Iceland, approx. 80 minutes drive from Akureyri and approx. 1 hours drive from Lake Mývatn.

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