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Whale watching on board a Traditional Oak Sailing Ship from Husavik

Highlights
  • 3.5-hour whale watching tour on a traditional Icelandic schooner
  • Be part of the crew by helping sail the ship
  • Special cold-weather suits provided to keep you warm and dry
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Whale watching on board a Traditional Oak Sailing Ship from Husavik
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Join us on one of our traditional sailing ships. This tour combines whale watching and a sailing adventure.
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Join us on one of our traditional sailing ships. This tour combines whale watching and a sailing adventure.
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Join us on one of our traditional sailing ships. This tour combines whale watching and a sailing adventure.
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Overview
Go whale watching aboard a traditional Icelandic schooner during this 3.5-hour excursion from Húsavík. Learn about Icelandic sailing traditions and take in the wild, rugged, natural scenery of the sea. Light refreshments included.
What to Expect
Pick up your tickets for your whale watching cruise at least 30 minutes before departure at the North Sailing Ticket Centre, located at Hafnarstett 9, Húsavík (across the street from the Húsavík Church).  

Tours depart from Húsavík harbour, just a 2-minute walk from the ticket office, at 9:30am, 11am, 2:30pm, and 4pm. Choose your preferred departure time at checkout and arrive 15 minutes ahead of time. 

At the harbor, step aboard one of two traditional wooden sailing boats, the Haukur or the Hildur. Once you are on board, you can immerse yourself in the traditional Icelandic sailing culture by lending a hand and becoming part of the crew if you like, hoisting sails and hauling ropes. You'll be provided with special cold-weather suits to keep you warm and dry while you look for whales and listen to your guides' commentary about the natural environment. On the way back to the harbor, enjoy cinnamon buns and hot chocolate.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Exciting whale and dolphins watching

We set out on time at 8:00 am, after being dresses with storm clothes and an additional water proof coat. The guide was very informative and friendly. We were lucky to see one sleepy whale, and many dolphins with their recently born cubs. Certainly a...More

Thank Muggia1946
Reviewed 6 July 2018
Sailboat (schooner) Whale Watching Tour

We had a great time. Our guide was fun and extremely excited about whales and our trip. We were surrounded by whales and the crew was even surprised by the number of whales. We also saw puffins on the water, porpoises, sea birds, etc. Our...More

Thank Shannon W
Reviewed 25 June 2018
When the lady said, the risk is high to get sea sick. Believe her.

The day before we had strong winds and guts. Arriving at the counter, the lady explained us the tour and as well she said she recommend to take the next tour. Because of the weather there are still high waves and the chance is quite...More

1  Thank conoscitore2014
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Best whale watching!

We've done whale watching in Alaska but this was so much better! We got so close to the whales that we felt the spray from the blow hole! Staff was excellent and informative. We could see they love their job. Kids had fun helping with...More

Thank mazda19
Reviewed 17 June 2018
Amazing experience

We did the whale watching trip on the traditional sail ship and what a morning it was. Never being on a sail ship before we were told it was going to be an adventure and it certainly was. On leaving the harbour it was very...More

Thank Keith C
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