Whale Watching Tour From Húsavík

  • Availability

    March – December


    3 Hours

  • Difficulty

    Very Easy

  • Pickup


  • Minimum Age


  • Price

    ISK 12.990

Tour Highlights:

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


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

The Original Whale Watching Tour From Húsavík

This Whale Watching tour from Húsavík is recommended by thousands of happy travelers. While sailing on the stunning Skjálfandi bay, you’ll get the chance to have a close encounter with the beautiful whales which inhabit the bay. If you visit in the summer, you might also see some colorful puffins! An authentic wildlife experience, this is a tour that the whole family can enjoy. This tour from Húsavík is the perfect addition to any holiday in North Iceland.

This tour is the original whale-watching tour that put Húsavík on the map as Iceland’s whale-watching capital. Located by the Skjálfandi bay, Húsavík is a charming town surrounded by stunning nature. Here you will also find an abundance of wildlife. This bay is home to several species of whales and is also known for its large population of puffins during the summer months.

During the tour, you will sail with an experienced captain and guides. This is a comfortable and smooth ride in beautiful, natural surroundings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can pick up and drop off 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.

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.

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.

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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