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Húsavík: Whale Watching by Traditional Wooden Sailing Ship

1. Húsavík: Whale Watching by Traditional Wooden Sailing Ship

Do something different on your visit to Iceland and look for wildlife aboard a traditional wooden sailing ship. Discover the magic of the ocean and get back to nature off the north coast of Iceland. Depart from the harbor in Húsavík and spend 3 hours aboard the oak ship looking for whales and other marine life. Experience the traditional coastal culture of Iceland as you get hands-on and help to raise the sails. Assist the skipper as you cruise around the breathtaking bay of Skjálfandi, created over the centuries by glacial activity. Avail of the services of an attentive crew, who will supply you with warm clothing when needed. Sip tasty hot chocolate and cinnamon buns, available free of charge.

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Die Tour war mit einem großen Segelschiff aus Holz. Das Schiff war ziemlich groß, sodass alle genug Platz hatten und man nicht zwischen andere Personen gequetscht war. Wir haben einige Buckelwale gesehen und ein paar mal auch ganz nah am Schiff. Die Crew und der Guide waren super und haben alles top organisiert. Auf der Rückfahrt gibt es noch eine heiße Schokolade und eine Zimtrolle. Uns hat die Tour sehr gut gefallen und wir können sie sehr weiterempfehlen!

This was by far the best whale-watching trip we have ever been on. It took a while to spot the first whale, but after that, there were whales spouting off both sides of the ship almost continuously. We saw one Minke, at least six humpback whales, and a rare blue whale! Being on the sailing ship was an added bonus. Truly, a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Enjoyed the whale watching tour - although the weather was nice we were still provided with storm overalls in case there should be cold norther winds. Saw a lot of whales and some puffins. Guide gave a lot of information about the whales and puffins and the captain worked hard to get close to the whales safely.

Beautiful ship, great crew, saw 2 humpback whales. One of them swam around the ship for a good 3/4 hour and surfaced again and again. An incredible experience

Nice weather - cold, windy, rainy. Huge number of puffins at they island. Five whale watched. Excellent experiance.