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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
A magical experience

We did the traditional boat trip on a perfect day (sunny, calm and fairly warm). We were provided with warm suits to wear which were definitely appreciated. The driver and guide were great - provided enough information without talking non-stop. We saw multiple whale sightings,...More

Thank Stofro
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best. Day. Ever.

RIB boat is the only way to go to see these magnificent creatures. Lucked out with a WARM, SUNNY, CALM day to enjoy nature at its finest. Natalia and our female captain did an excellent job maneuvering the boat to see 3 humpbacks and 3...More

1  Thank Barb B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Do the RIB boat for sure

We had an amazing trip viewing these beautiful humpback whales. We lost count because there were so many sightings. At one point a second whale surfaced and they swam together. Then a third. It was incredible. It would be wise for our guide Miro to...More

Thank deborahscottspencer
Reviewed August 13, 2018
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

2  Thank Subhodeep B
Reviewed July 29, 2018
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!

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April 28, 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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