With Gentle Giants you can experience exciting seafaring adventures. We are located in the famous whale watching town Húsavík, by Skjálfandi bay, on the northern coast of Iceland. With a 98% success rate of spotting whales, our aim is to raise general awareness and interest in whales and their habitat. We are proud of our background with more than 150 years of family history in the bay. Experience unforgettable adventures with 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!
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 ...
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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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
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
Blue Whale • Fin Whale • Humpback Whale • Minke Whale • Sei Whale
Killer Whale / Orca • Long-finned Pilot Whale
Northern Bottlenose Whale
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/.