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Gentle Giants Whale Watching in Húsavík Iceland

With Gentle Giants you can experience exciting seafaring adventures. We are located in the beautiful fishing village Húsavík, in the north of Iceland. Our town has gained a reputation of being the whale watching capital of Europe – for a reason of course. With a 98% success rate of spotting whales, our aim is to raise general awareness and interest in whales and their habitat. Welcome to experience unforgettable adventures with us at Gentle Giants. 

Our company is proud of its originality and background and is owned by people with vast experience in the field. We were born by the bay of Skjálfandi and our ancestors too. Way back!

What makes our seafaring adventures so memorable? Maybe the close-up encounters with whales (which you had only dreamt of before) together with stunning nature and personal service onboard? Maybe the great amounts of fresh fish which you can catch with your bare hands and cook the same evening? Maybe the sail around an island with 250.000 puffins above, around and under you. We can offer you experiences that you do not find elsewhere.

 

Our Bestsellers

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 in the beautiful surroundings of Skjálfandi Bay, sheltered by the stunning mountains of Vík ...  

 GG2 BIG WHALE SAFARI & PUFFINS

With our speedboats we can offer our passengers more area to cover in search for the gentle giants. A RIB is faster than the wind and makes it therefore more likely for us to find the big whales (humpback whales and blue whales) …

 

Other Tours and Excursions

  • Sea Angling – Catch Your Own Meal

  • Flatey Island – Whales, Puffins, Bird Watching

  • Grímsey Island Adventure - Arctic Circle Crossing, Whales and Puffins

  •  Hiking the Mountains – Two Day Hiking Tour the Mountains of Skjálfandi Bay

  • Pro-Fishing – Unique and Unforgettable Experience

  • Whales & Horses – The Icelandic Horse and the Whale

  • Puffins Exclusive - One Hour Express Puffin Tour

 

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Welcome aboard!

Staff of Gentle Giants

Months

April • May • June • July • August • September • October

Duration

Short (1-3 hours) • Half-day (3-6 hours) • Full day (6-9 hours) • Multi-day

Vessel types

Large boat (50+ passengers) • Rigid inflatable • Small boat (0-50 passengers)

Times and prices

Tour:

Season:

Duration:

GG1 Whale Watching

April 1st - October 31st

3 hours

GG2 Big Whale Safari & Puffins

May 1st - September 30th 2,5 hours

GG3 Sea Angling

April 1st - October 31st 2-3 hours

GG4 Flatey Island

June 1st - August 10th 4-5 hours

GG5 Grímsey Island Adventure

May 15th - August 20th 6 hours

GG6 Hiking the Mountains

June 27th - September 12th 2 days / 1 night

GG7 Pro-Fishing

April 1st - September 30th 10-16 hours

GG8 Whales & Horses

May 1st - October 31st 3 + 2 hours

GG9 Puffins Exclusive

May 1st - August 20th 1 hour

 

About our skippers and naturalist guides

Our crew

We proudly present our experienced team. Please click on each crew member for more information.

 

Stefán

Stefán Guðmundsson
CEO - Captain
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  Jóhanna Sigríður

Jóhanna S. Svavarsdóttir
Employee Manager - Captain
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Daniel

Daniel Chandrachur Annisius
Assistant Manager - Sales - Guide
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  Alexia

Alexia Annisius Askelöf
Sales - Web Editor - Guide

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Hallgrímur

 

Hallgrímur Egilsson
Sales Manager - Designer
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  Maria

María Torralba Escobedo
Guide - Ticket Sales

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Sigrún Vala

Sigrún Vala Hauksdóttir
Ticket Sales

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  Sigrún Björg

Sigrún Björg Steinþórsdóttir
Ticket Sales

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Björg

Björg Skarphéðinsdóttir
Ticket Sales

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  Sigurveig

 

Sigurveig Gunnarsdóttir
Ticket Sales

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Sigrún Ólöf

Sigrún Ólöf Karlsdóttir
Ticket Sales

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  Karólína Hildur

Karólína Hildur Hauksdóttir
Ticket Sales Assistant

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Sarah

 

Sarah Arndt
Head Guide


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  Þórdís

Þórdís Björt Sigþórsdóttir
Guide

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Belén

Belén Garcia Ovide
Guide

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  Sandra

Sandra Mosquera Montes
Guide

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Karitas 

Karitas Þórisdóttir
Guide

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  Miriam

Miriam Walter
Guide

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Charla

Charla Basran
Guide

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  Axel

Axel Bjarnason
Guide

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Þröstur

 

Þröstur Sverrisson
Guide

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  Karl Óskar

Karl Óskar Geirsson
Fleet Manager - Captain

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Sverrir

Sverrir Yngvi Karlsson
Captain

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  Hlynur

Hlynur Þór Birgisson
Captain

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Pétur

Pétur Olgeirsson
Captain

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  Svavar

Svavar Ágústsson
Captain

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Ingimar

 

Ingimar Eydal Óskarsson
Captain

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  Sigurgeir

Sigurgeir Pétursson
Captain

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Hilmar

Hilmar Þór Guðmundsson
Captain

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  Sigurjón

Sigurjón Sigurbjörnsson
Captain

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Sigdór

 

Sigdór Jósefsson
Captain

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   Vilhjálmur

Vilhjálmur Bessi Kristinsson
Captain


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Facilities

Access to wheelhouse • Deck with 360?vision • Disabled access • Hands-on materials (bones, shells etc) • Naturalist guide(s) as well as skipper • On-site visitor center / museum • Onboard research • PA system • Posters / displays / maps • Public participation in research • Reading material available • Restrooms / toilets on board • Snacks / drinks • Support conservation • Use a code of conduct

We frequently

See a whale's tail • See leaping dolphins • See leaping whales • Showered by whale blows • Watch dolphins only • Watch whales and dolphins • Watch whales only

Baleen Whales

Blue Whale • Fin Whale • Humpback Whale • Minke Whale • Sei Whale

Toothed Whales

Killer Whale / Orca • Long-finned Pilot Whale

Beaked Whales

Northern Bottlenose Whale

Ocean Dolphins

White-beaked Dolphin

Porpoises

Harbour Porpoise

Other wildlife and points of interest

Diverse bird life in our bay. Approximately 300.000 puffins, arctic terns, gannets, fulmars etc. Seals are also spotted occasionally. For more information about our most common sightings: http://www.gentlegiants.is/whales/.

Address
Harbour Side
Town / City
Húsavík
State / County
Húsavík
Zip / Postcode
640
Country
Iceland
Website
Tel
+354 464 1500
Email
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