Looking for the best whale watching tour in Iceland and want it to be environmentaly friendly as well? Look no further as this whale watching is on the most environmentally friendly whale watching vessels in the world!
Husavik’s high whale watching sighting rates have built its reputation for being the Whale Capital of Iceland.
On this 3-hour tour, you will sail along the majestic Skjalfandi bay and observe the abundant wildlife of Iceland‘s coastline in an electric and silent boat that are the most animal and environmentally friendly whale watching vessels in the world. Powered by electricity, they glide silently through the sea giving you a chance to quietly watch the whales providing you with a more authentic and unique experience.
Renowned for the large number of whales, Husavik is the perfect place to go whale watching. In addition to the Humpback whale, which is the most spotted, Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoises are regular visitors in the bay as well.
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.
Warm overalls are provided to all passengers 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.
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.
- Guided 3-hour whale watching tour
- Hot chocolate & cinnamon rolls
- Warm overalls and raincoats to secure your comfort onboard
Tour starts at the harbour in Husavik.
PLEASE NOTE: This tour is weather dependent and sightings are not guaranteed. The biggest factor in our tours is the wind, so when the wind is slow we can go on a whale watching tour.
- Due to new Covid-19 regulations in Iceland, we have made the following changes to our trips:
- Unfortunately, we cannot offer passengers overalls on our tours.
- We will not be offering hot chocolate or cinnamon rolls.
- All passengers must wear face masks on the tours. We provide these at our ticket office.
- We ask all passengers to follow the 2 meter rule in the ticket office, on the pier and on the boats.
- Please bring very warm clothes with you, hats and gloves.