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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

From US$96,30
Highlights
  • 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
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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík
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10:45 GG1 Whale Watching
Experience the traditional tour from Húsavík. Our birthplace is considered by visitors as the Whale Watching Capital of Europe. It is a unique adventure at sea - watching the wonders of nature.
From US$96,29
15:15 GG1 Whale Watching
Experience the traditional tour from Húsavík. Our birthplace is considered by visitors as the Whale Watching Capital of Europe. It is a unique adventure at sea - watching the wonders of nature.
From US$96,29
08:45 GG1 Whale Watching
Experience the traditional tour from Húsavík. Our birthplace is considered by visitors as the Whale Watching Capital of Europe. It is a unique adventure at sea - watching the wonders of nature.
From US$96,29
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Overview
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.
What to Expect
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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1 - 5 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
We didn't see any whales but very impressed with the customer service.

This was the 5th whale watching trip we have been booked on in Iceland during our 6 trips (1 never happened due to bad weather!). The whales didn't want to come out to play this time but that wasn't the fault of Gentle Giants... sometimes...More

1  Thank ade2e
Alexia_Askelof, Digital Marketing/Sales at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, ade2e, for your honest review! It is really nice to see how much you appreciate our customer service thanks to Daniel's way of handling your matter (I will make sure your words reach him too). We strive to make every guest a happy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Minke Whales

We went out in the RIB boat, a semi rigid inflatable boat, fast, so you get more time in the search area. Needed the issued dry suits, even so we were freezing as the ambient surface temperature was around minus 2 celsius, and there was...More

1  Thank jeannick
Alexia_Askelof, Digital Marketing/Sales at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much, jeannick, for taking yourself time to write this very nice review and rating us five excellent bubbles! We are very glad to see how happy you are with your experience with Gentle Giants, despite the temperature at sea during this time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Warning: October Trip & saw nothing

Take nothing away from the company, the price or the opportunity. Unfortunately we saw nothing. Not an ounce of wildlife and all for the same price a peak time in the year. As explained though, this is possible. Wildlife waits for no man! On the...More

Thank JesskaMinx
Alexia_Askelof, Digital Marketing/Sales at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jessica E, Thank you for taking yourself time to review Gentle Giants! We are sorry for that you were unlucky and did not encounter any whales on your tour - nature is indeed unpredictable. However, we do offer a second tour for free if...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile
Amazing whale watching

Went out on the first day of the season. Got to see both orcas and finn whales!! Great tour guide and very friendly staff! Well worth the trip! And don’t worry about getting cold - they have warm overalls and rain coats!

Thank Carl G
Alexia_Askelof, Digital Marketing/Sales at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Thank you so much Carl G for rating us excellent! We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your time with us and were lucky enough to encounter both of these fantastic whale species. All the best, Alexia Askelöf

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Searching for the gentle gaints

Husavik is the Europe Whale Watching Capital. We booked a whale watching tour in July 2017. The tour operator provides warm attires and raincoats. Then the baot sails out to the open sea to search for the gentle giants. We saw a pod of dolphins,...More

1  Thank mshian63
Alexia_Askelof, Digital Marketing/Sales at Gentle Giants Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Dear mshian63, Thank you so much for sharing your whale watching story! It seems like you had a great time with Gentle Giants and our whales in Skjálfandi Bay. We also appreciate your top rating - thanks again! All the best, Alexia Askelöf

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