Day 1: Arrival and Unique, Eco-friendly Whale Watching:
Note: You can choose to visit the GeoSea Baths or do the Whale Watching on either day 1 or day 2. Please let us know your preference at booking time
On your own transfer to Reykjavik Domestic Airport for your afternoon flight to Husavik. (Transfers are not included in price; cabs are plentiful). The Eagle Air Terminal is in its own section of the airport, located directly behind the Icelandair Hotel Natura. Please check into your flight no later than 30 minutes before your flight.
Enjoy the Eagle Air flight to Husavik. Eagle Air is a family-owned airline with a focus on supporting local tourism in rural Iceland. If the day is clear you might get a view of the beautiful highland wilderness during your flight. After you pick up your luggage, head to the arrivals area where the driver of your transfer shuttle will be waiting. You will be taken to your hotel in Husavik. Your driver will also arrange with you when you would like to be taken to the GeoSea baths and set up your transfers for that. (You can arrange to visit the GeoSea baths either today or tomorrow.)
Husavik is a friendly and charming fishing village overlooking the Arctic Circle. The view of the mountains and sea is very relaxing and inspiring, and there is a sense of peace in the town. An authentic Icelandic fishing town, Husavik has around 2.300 inhabitants. The characteristic centennial wooden church in the center, is surrounded by colorful houses, and the harbour is bustling with small fishing boats and whale watchers. The town also has a nice variety of restaurants, pubs, cafes, a bakery and a microbrewery. Most recently the town became known from the popular Netflix film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.
Whale watching has been a great importance and Husavik has become known as the Whale Watching Capital of Iceland. Today you will take part in a unique type of whale tour. Your hotel is a short walk to the pier where your whale watching will depart. Your confirmed time will be on the voucher. Please board the boat no later than 20 minutes before the departure.
Can you imagine anything better than sailing around Skjalfandi Bay with pods of whales all around? Sailing around Skjalfandi Bay on board the most animal- and environmentally friendly whale watching vessels in the world! Your historical wooden fishing boat has a modern twist — it has an electric motor and completely silent. The boat glides through the sea, giving you the opportunity to quietly approach the whales with minimal disturbance. This sustainable approach is combined with a professional crew specially trained in responsible conduct with the whales. Reduce your carbon footprint down to zero while your marine-expert guides help you search for marine creatures. Sightings might include minke whales, humpback whales, harbor porpoises and sperm whales.
The rest of the day is open. Husavik has a nice variety of restaurants serving healthy and regional cuisine. The specialty is fresh caught fish and free-range lamb from locally sourced farms, as well as vegetables grown in eco-friendly geothermal greenhouses.
Overnight in Husavik.