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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 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!

 

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 • November

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 - November 15th

3 hours

GG2 Big Whale Safari & Puffins

April 15th - October 31st 2,5 hours

GG3 Sea Angling

May 1st - September 30th 2-3 hours

GG4 Flatey Island

June 1st - August 10th 4-5 hours

GG5 Grímsey Island Adventure

May 1st - August 20th 6 hours

GG6 Hiking the Mountains

June - September (fixed dates) 2 days / 1 night

GG7 Pro-Fishing

April 1st - September 30th 10-16 hours

GG8 Whales & Horses

April 1st - October 31st 3 + 2 hours

GG9 Puffins Exclusive

April 15th - 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
stefan@gentlegiants.is
 

 

  Jóhanna Sigríður
 
Jóhanna S. Svavarsdóttir 
Employee Manager - Captain
hannasigga@gentlegiants.is
 

 

         
Daniel
 
Daniel Chandrachur Annisius 
Assistant Manager - Sales - Guide
daniel@gentlegiants.is
 
 

 

  Alexia
 
Alexia Annisius Askelöf 
Sales - Web Editor - Guide
 
 
 

 

         
Hallgrímur
 
Hallgrímur Egilsson 
Sales Manager - Designer 
hallgrimur@gentlegiants.is 
 
 

 

  Karl Óskar
 
Karl Óskar Geirsson 
Fleet Manager - Captain 
 
 
 

 

         
Karitas
 
Karitas Þórisdóttir 
Field Manager - Guide 
karitas@gentlegiants.is 
 
 

 

  Sarah
 
Sarah Arndt 
Head Guide 
sarah@gentlegiants.is 
 
 

 

         
María
 
María Torralba Escobedo 
Ticket Sales - Guide 
 
 
 

 

  Viktoría 
 
Viktoría Rún Þorsteinsdóttir 
Ticket Sales - Guide 
 
 
 

 

         
Anna María 
 
Anna María Ómarsdóttir 
Ticket Sales 
 
 
 

 

  Ingibjörg 
 
Ingibjörg Ósk Ingvarsdóttir 
Ticket Sales 
 
 
 

 

         
Sigrún Björg
 
Sigrún Björg Steinþórsdóttir 
Ticket Sales 
 
 
 

 

  Belén
 
Belén García Ovide 
Guide 
 
 
 

 

         
Sandra
 
Sandra Mosquera Montes 
Guide 
 
 
 

 

  Charla
 
Charla Basran 
Guide 
 
 
 

 

         
Ann-Sophie 
 
Ann-Sophie Behrendt 
Guide 
 
 
 

 

  Elin
 
Elin Lilja 
Guide 
 
 
 

 

         
Aksel
 
Aksel Bjarnason 
Guide 
 
 
 

 

  Sigríður 
 
Sigríður Atladóttir 
Guide 
 
 
 

 

         
Miroslav 
 
Miroslav Cibul'a  
Guide 
 
 
 

 

  Daniel G. 
 
Daniel González
Guide 
 
 
 

 

         
Rakel 
 
Rakel Ása Ingólfsdóttir
Assistant
 
 
 

 

  Katrín 
 
Katrín Svava Ingólfsdóttir
Assistant 
 
 
 

 

         
Selma 
 
Selma Gunnarsdóttir
Assistant
 
 
 

 

  Sverrir 
 
Sverrir Yngvi Karlsson
Captain
 
 
 

 

         
Pétur 
 
Pétur Olgeirsson
Captain
 
 
 

 

  Ingimar
 
Ingimar Eydal Óskarsson
Captain 
 
 
 

 

         
Björgvin 
 
Björgvin Sigurjónsson
Captain 
 
 
 

 

  Sigurgeir
 
Sigurgeir Pétursson 
Captain 
 
 
 

 

         
Hallgrímur G.
 
Hallgrímur Guðmundsson 
Captain 
 
 
 

 

  Aðalsteinn 
 
Aðalsteinn Steinþórsson 
Captain 
 
 
 

 

 
 
   
 
Ragnar 
 
Ragnar Tómasson
Captain 
 
 
 

 

  Vilhjálmur
 
Vilhjálmur Bessi Kristinsson 
Captain 
 
 
 

 

         
Sigurjón 
 
Sigurjón Sigurbjörnsson 
Captain 
 
 
 

 

  Hilmar
 
Hilmar Þór Guðmundsson 
Captain 
 
 
 

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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