Husavik Original Whale Watching and Puffins

Explore the breakthrough stars of Iceland, puffins and whales, in their natural habitat.

Type of tour:Day Tours
Season:16 April - 20 August
Duration:3 hours

Husavik Original Whale Watching and Puffins


How about seeing two of Iceland's most famous animals in one tour? 

Whale and puffin watching has become one of the most popular activity to seek when traveling in Iceland and on this refreshing boat tour from Husavik the aim is to let you experience both in just one tour. 

In addition to seeing whales in their natural habitat, you get to see the breakthrough stars of Iceland, the puffins. 

From April until late August, the Puffin island becomes the home of over 200,000 puffins. These iconic Icelandic birds, characterized by their colourful beak, are really friendly making it easy to approach them.

Husavik is the perfect place to go whale watching. After visiting the Puffin Island, we will head on out to Skjalfandi bay to search for Humpback whales, Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins, Harbour porpoises and all the other regular visitors of the bay.

You might be lucky enough to see the Blue whale – the largest animal to have ever existed on Earth. They visit the bay frequently early in the season, and is Husavik the only place where you actually have a chance to see them.

The tour is operated on renovated traditional Icelandic oak boats. The vessels have been restored and adapted to a new role without compromising their original character. Warm overalls are provided and hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls are served on board.


Husavik. Set along the eastern shore of Skjalfandi Bay, Husavik is a delightful town that has come into its own as a tourism destination in recent years. The plankton and fish-rich feeding ground of the surrounding waters have allowed the town to establish itself as the undisputed ‘Whale Watching Capital’ of Europe boasting astonishingly high success rates. Whales are often encountered within 20 minutes of leaving the harbor and include such magnificent species as the elusive humpback whale and the enormous blue whale.

Puffins. Iceland is home to sixty percent of the world’s Atlantic Puffin population so there are plenty of places in the country where you can see these adorable little birds.

Whale watching. Witness the gentle giants in their natural surroundings. Iceland is one of the best places in the world to go whale watching. Seeing these great mammals is truly an unforgettable experience. Around Iceland there are over 20 different species of whales, 8 of which are regularly seen on whale watching tours, e.g. the humpback whale, minke whale and orcas. They come to feed here and the conditions are good for them, i.e. around Iceland two currents mix, hot water and cold arctic waters, and the bays and fjords offer relatively shallow water. These combined make favorable feeding condition for the whales.


Tour starts at the harbour in Husavik

What to bring:

  • Warm layerable clothing
  • Your camera is a must


  • Guided 3-hour whale watching tour
  • Hot chocolate & cinnamon rolls
  • Warm overalls and raincoats to secure your comfort onboard

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