Classic Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík, North Iceland

Your best chance to see whales in Iceland

Experience an unforgettable whale-watching adventure from Húsavík, known as the Whale Capital of Iceland. And for good reason, with frequent sightings of harbour porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales and blue whales. While less common, there are still occasional sightings of other species includes sperm whales, fin whales and even orca. With a successful sightseeing record of over 97%, Húsavík really is the best place to be to spot whales in Iceland.

Climb aboard either Sylvía or Faldur, our converted oak fishing vessels, as we explore Skjálfandi Bay and beyond in search of the rich marine life for which the region is renowned. Our dedicated guides and captains have decades of combined experience, using local knowledge alongside the latest technology, giving you the best chance to witness these wonderful creatures in their natural habitats.

While we search, your guide will offer fascinating insight about the marine life who call these waters home.

Your guide will be on high alert in search of flukes, sea-bird and other indications pointing to the location of whales. We promise to do our utmost to make all our tours a success for our passengers.

The tour is operated by Gentle Giants
Starting point
~ 3 hours
Not included
Live tour guide
Group size
Qualified, energetic and fun guides for the best adventures!
We take immense pride in our exceptional team of local guides who are professionals, experts, and friendly. Their goal is to make your tour unforgettable.
11490 kr.

Tour highlights & itinerary

This is what awaits you
What's included & excluded
  • Guided tour
  • Warm overalls/raincoats if needed
  • Free retry tour: If you don´t see whales on your tour with us, you can try again for free
  • Food or drinks
What do I need to bring
  • Warm clothing, hat and gloves
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Camera
Important information
  • Meeting Point: Gentle Giants Ticket Center, Hafnarstétt 7, Húsavík
  • Tour Duration: The tour takes approx. 3 hours, though this can vary due to conditions
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation upto 24 hours in advance. No refund if canceled with less than 24 hours notice.
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