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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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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.
US$95.79
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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.
US$95.79
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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.
US$95.79
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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.
Reviews (55)
1 - 5 of 46 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Remarkable experience on board Gardar

From the moment my wife and I stepped on board the ship, Gardar, to the moment we disembarked, we were in a state of awe at the amazing beauty of the bay and the sheer awesomeness of the whales in the bay. My wife and...More

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Not for the queasy

OK, I really don't want to come across negative but there are some things you should be aware of when booking a whale watching tour in Husavik. 1. These boats will give you a very rocky ride at sea, so if you get sea sick,...More

2  Thank AndrewG7474
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful Experience

I took a tour on September 9th and had an incredible time. The weather was very good - sunny, very calm water - and the boat is beautiful. I tried not to get my hopes up about seeing any whales because it's never guaranteed, but...More

1  Thank vitsippor
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Smooth sailing on a beautifully restored schooner

We had a wonderful trip on a beautifully restored schooner! As promised, we saw a humpback whale and spent about an hour watching it and listening to the commentary by the great staff. Very informative and friendly crew. Highly knowledgeable. We thought the trip was...More

Thank neil f
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Amazing crew, great effort to find whales

Most of the experience was amazing, I will start with the couple of negative issues: We booked in advance through a third party operator for the 4:30 session. That made us plan our day tight to be in Husavik on time (we were coming from...More

Thank Miguelal1984
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rgur
25 May 2018|
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Response from Mourisham J |
Roughly about one hour drive. We did the same thing last week. Hope it helps
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