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Select your preferred departure time, and head to the dock in Husavík, Iceland’s whale-watching capital.

Settle on deck on the traditional, spacious oak boat. If the weather requires it, you’ll be provided with a coverall and raincoat.

Admire the views of the Vik’s mountains as you cruise to Skjalfandi Bay. The sheltered inlet offers a high chance of spotting various types of marine life, from harbor porpoises to blue and humpback whales.

Although June to August brings the best chance of sightings, the crew has recently reported more early spring and autumn sightings, increasing the number of visitors who see the whales.

Learn about the marine environment via live commentary from the onboard guide. Plus, enjoy hot chocolate and an Icelandic kleina (twisted donut) before your cruise ends back in Husavik.
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Gentle Giants Whale Watching
Cruise Skjalfandi Bay, one of Iceland’s top whale-sighting spots, on this tour from Husavik. Booking ahead means you’ll avoid ticket-buying hassles and helps ensure your preferred departure time. You’ll travel in a traditional, Icelandic oak boat with plenty of room for great views. Onboard commentary provides background on Iceland’s marine life, and you’ll enjoy hot chocolate and Icelandic donuts as you sail.
  • Look for whales on a cruise from Husavik, Iceland’s whale capital
  • Sail by traditional oak boat to the prime viewing spot of Skjalfandi Bay 
  • Enjoy space to move around on deck to get the views you want
  • Book in advance for peace of mind and convenience 
  • Live onboard commentary about Iceland’s marine life
  • Coveralls, raincoats, hot chocolate, and snacks supplied
  • Choice of departure times to suit your schedule
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Fantastic experience

Our family of 5 had a whale of a time on the traditional whale watching tour and were lucky to spot numerous humpbacks and a minke whale and a bottle-nosed whale. The company also provided sea sickness pills that came in handy and the Icelandic...More

1  Thank Subhodeep B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing experience

很高興第一次賞鯨就選擇胡薩維克,選擇Gentle Giants,成功看見鯨魚,還看見了Battlenose whales上來換氣,出乎意料的驚喜,解說員專業詳細,船並沒有想像中的那麼晃,整個過程美好而開心!必定要來一次!

Thank 張家境
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Whales and Iceland go hand-in-hand

On the way out the boat trip was uneventful, and at about the one hour mark we saw signs of our first whale. It was then one sighting after another with many opportunities to come within about 20 feet of the big humpbacks. From a...More

Thank FlyingTheCoop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Top activity in Husavik

I booked this activity from getyourguide.com more than a week in advance because this tour was "likely to sell out". However, there were just 12 people on the tour (the boat has space for 40). My advice for other tourists would be NOT to buy...More

1  Thank specas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A must do in Husavik

I've always wanted to see whales in the wild and wasn't disappointed on this whale watching cruise. Think the captain is experienced and knows where to go to get the sightings. It was pre season so there was about halfboatload capacity. That gave some room...More

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28 April 2018|
Response from NuroNadja | Reviewed this property |
Hello, It depends from the tour, but you must consider at least 2/3 hours. I took the one with the regular boat and the one with the RIB and they're both wonderful. You won't regret it :)
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