Húsavík: Whale-Watching Cruise and Puffins Guided Tour

Activity provider:North Sailing

Húsavík: Whale-Watching Cruise and Puffins Guided Tour

Activity provider:North Sailing

From US$ 96.61 per person


Embark on a guided whale-watching boat tour from Húsavík and sip on a warm cup of hot chocolate. Breathe in the sea air and look out for both whales and puffins around Skjálfandi Bay.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a 3-hour whale and puffin watching experience on a traditional oak boat
  • See whales, dolphins and puffins in their natural habitat
  • Treat yourself to a cup of hot chocolate and a cinnamon bun
Full description
On this 3-hour tour on a traditional oak boat you can discover the magnificent nature of Skjálfandi Bay, observing whales, dolphins and puffins, as well as with other sea birds, in their natural habitat.   Marvel at Puffin Island, the home of thousands of puffins, while enjoying smooth, safe sailing of a traditional Icelandic oak ship. Finally, treat yourself to a cup of hot cocoa and some cinnamon buns on this authentic wildlife adventure that is suitable for the whole family. 
  • Whale watching cruise
  • Live commentary from a professional guide
  • Light refreshments
  • Warm overalls
  • Hotel pickup
  • Shoes

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Meeting point

Meet at the North Sailing ticket office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat
  • Gloves

Know before you go

  • Dress warmly and wear a hat and gloves since it can be cold out in the bay
  • You must wear close-toed shoes
  • The tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to bad weather, you will be given the option of another date or a full refund
  • If no whales are seen on the tour, you will be offered another whale-watching tour free of charge
  • The tour is wheelchair accessible. Please contact the tour operator prior to arrival
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 144 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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We were lucky to have a wonderful weather. All was very well organized, A very good guide / crew member Kaja has given us plenty information about the whales, ocean the capitain found and followed at least 3 humbaks , dolphins. We were able to observe the life of puffins. And the cinnamone cake and warm chocolade at the end of such a succesful trip. Thank you! Highly recommended!

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August 8, 2022

Empfehlenswerte Tour, freundliches Personal. Man bekommt einen warmen Overall, trotzdem ist warme Bekleidung darunter sehr wichtig, denn in einem offenen Boot auf dem Nordatlantik pfeift der Wind anständig und es ist kühler als auf dem Land. Wir hatten darunter bis zu acht (!!) Schichten angezogen und daher war es uns nicht kalt. Haube und warme Schuhe sind unerlässlich!

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July 6, 2022

The crew was very knowledgeable and caring. We saw so many whales and dolphins that we lost tract of the count! We went on the 9:00 am tour and were given warm coveralls that also act as lifejackets!! When it started to rain, they gave us raincoats to wear over our coveralls to keep them dry for the next group. A few people got sea sick and the crew was very caring for them. As we returned to port, they served cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate!! They care very much for the wildlife and don't use any form of sonar, they just rely communications with other boats, their knowledge of where they feed, and watch for signs of whales. I would highly recommend!!

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July 4, 2022

Product ID: 88781