Experience the traditional tour from Húsavík.Our birthplace is often 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. On this tour we also include a visit to the Puffin Island, where you can experience thousands of puffins, "The Clowns of the Ocean", during the nesting period (April 15th - August 20th).
About our skippers and naturalist guides
We are very proud of our staff which consists of both local and international people of all ages with various backgrounds and experiences.
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: https://www.gentlegiants.is/whales