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

Highlights
  • 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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13:00
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.
From US$96.87
10:30
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.
From US$96.87
16:00
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.
From US$96.87
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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.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
A great whale watching experience

Saw a few humpback whales -- one right beside our boat! Takes a little while to get out to where the whales are, and since this is a traditional ship it's not very fast. But we enjoyed the ride out because they provided us with...More

Thank Neha G
Reviewed 1 week ago
A Must-Do in Iceland!

This is a great company. The guides were funny, friendly, and knowledgable. The jump suits were comfortable and warm. You have a 100% chance of seeing a whale. Husavik is the place for whale watching! Once they find a whale they will follow it to...More

Thank Gina A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A perfect day of whale watching

My wife and I recently returned from a 2 week vacation to Iceland. One of the highlights was a whale watching tour with North Sailing company. It certainly helped that it was a perfect day, we saw lots of whale, and our tour guide was...More

Thank Guamdoc
Elis_Orri, Public Relations Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guamdoc, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so glad to hear your whale watching tour with us was one of your highlights in Iceland! Really means a lot to us. To me it sounds like you had an amazing...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Really enjoyable

We went out on the 16:30 tour which was good as not too many people on the boat. Overalls supplied to keep you warm. Crew friendly and informative. Spotted a pair of hump back whales and followed them for approximately an hour. Got great fluke...More

Thank Kevin G
Elis_Orri, Public Relations Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kevin G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed our whale watching tour, and that you managed to take some great photos! It's amazing you followed the whales for an hour! You're right to point out that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Almost no whale activity though staff tried hard

During our tour, we only saw the tail of one small humpback whale, and it was quickly gone when the other 10 boats in the bay rushed to it as well. The bay was also very choppy and there were people vomiting all over our...More

Thank Zachary F
Elis_Orri, Public Relations Manager at North Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Zachary F, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Although I'm glad you were able to spot the tail of a whale, I wish you would've been luckier. Sometimes, when the weather circumstances are unfortunate, the tour can get choppier than...More

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