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Original Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Husavik

Highlights
  • Look for orcas and humpback whales aboard a traditional Icelandic oak ship
  • Hear commentary about Icelandic maritime history 
  • Learn facts about animal biology and behavior
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Original Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Husavik
US$98 per adult
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Experience the Original Húsavík Whale Watching tour that has built a reputation for the town of Húsavík as the capital of whale watching in Iceland.
US$97.58 per adult
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Experience the Original Húsavík Whale Watching tour that has built a reputation for the town of Húsavík as the capital of whale watching in Iceland.
US$97.58 per adult
08:00
Experience the Original Húsavík Whale Watching tour that has built a reputation for the town of Húsavík as the capital of whale watching in Iceland.
US$97.58 per adult
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Overview

Search for orcas and humpback whales in Husavik’s waters aboard a traditional Icelandic oak ship. Famous for its abundance of marine life, Skjalfandi Bay makes a great whale-watching spot. Listen to your guide's in-depth commentary about the animals' biology and behavior, as well as the country’s maritime history. Feel free to pack light, as refreshments are available for purchase on board.

What to Expect
Make your way to the tour's departure point at your chosen time. There are several times available to fit your schedule. Meet your captain and crew while boarding a traditional oak ship, which will take you out on Skjalfandi Bay to search for marine life.

As you leave the coastline, imagine what life might have been like years ago for the Icelanders who sailed the frigid seas on these traditional boats. You'll learn about the country's history of whaling and whale-watching from your guide.

With your guide's pro tips, look for signs of humpback whales and orcas. Listen to commentary about the biology and behavior of these animals, then warm up with some hot cocoa and traditional Icelandic scones (for purchase).

When your journey is over, head back to the harbor for drop-off.
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Reviewed 4 days ago
A must-do, if you visit Husavik

This boat-trip was an optional extra as part of my organised tour of Iceland, and I'm glad I did it. I was welcomed aboard the Náttfari, a wonderfully-crafted oak-beamed boat, by the tour guide (Helena, if recall rightly). She was amiable and explained the particulars...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing Experience!

We sailed out on a cold and rainy day, but fortunately, North Sailing provides everyone with coveralls to keep you warm and dry. We saw our first whale within about 30 minutes, and then saw several more throughout the duration of our tour - at...More

Thank erin464
Reviewed 1 week ago
Whales!!

The trip was well organized and the coveralls they give you really help keep you warm and dry. We did see almost a dozen whales from close by to far away. There were too many people on the boat so you couldn't see all the...More

Thank karen K
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome sights

We sailed on the traditional ship Gardar and had barely left the habour when we saw a Harbour Porpoise. Not much further out we encountered a pod of White Beaked Dolphins, with calves. They were very playful and one bow surfed right underneath us. Then...More

Thank Huw L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic experience!

We saw the first whale jumping out of the water barely 20mins. after leaving the harbour, and we continously saw whales under the whole tour(3 different species). The crew on the ship was very nice, and the guide was fantastic. We also got hot chocolate...More

Thank Ingeborg A
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rgur
25 May 2018|
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Response from Mourisham J |
Roughly about one hour drive. We did the same thing last week. Hope it helps
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