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.
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 ...
In this one hour Puffins Exclusive Express Tour, we will take you to Puffin Island (Lundey) on our boat Amma Sigga to see one of the largest puffin colonies in Iceland. This island is only 4,5 nautical miles from Húsavík harbour and with our fast RIB we will take you there in only a few minutes …
With our boat Amma Sigga we can offer our passengers more area to cover in search for the gentle giants. This 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
Whales & Horses – The Icelandic Horse and the Whale
Pro-Fishing – Unique and Unforgettable Experience
Hiking the Mountains – Two Day Hiking Tour the Mountains of Skjálfandi Bay
Grímsey Island Adventure - Arctic Circle Crossing, Whales and Puffins
Tailor Made Tours – rent a boat and create your own trip in cooperation with our crew
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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-of-skjalfandi/.