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Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik

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Húsavík, Iceland
Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Realize your dreams of watching humpback whales and orcas in their natural environment on a 3-hour Original Whale Watching tour from Húsavik, capital of whale watching in Iceland. After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, climb aboard a traditional Icelandic oak ship and set sail for a prime whale-watching destination on the icy ocean. With luck, marvel at the majestic mammals as they dive and plunge before your eyes, listening to informative commentary from your guide as you observe.
  • 3-hour morning or afternoon whale watching tour from Huúsavik
  • Marvel at humpback whales and orcas in their natural environment
  • Learn about the behaviour and breeding habits of the whales from your expert guide
  • Revitalize with complimentary snacks and beverages throughout the tour
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Light refreshments
Snacks
Live commentary on board
Professional guide
Pick-up
Shoes

Departure Point

Hafnarstétt, Húsavík, Iceland

Meeting point is at North Sailing ticket office in Husavik at least 30 minutes before departure. Just look for a brown glass building with whale drawings and green letters on top saying Whale Watching Centre. Across the street from the Husavik Church.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 125 travelers
  • OPERATED BY North Sailing

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 125 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik.

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  • "I would suggest trying this at sunny day if possible." See review

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star-5
Great tour with Hot Chocolate at the end!
Bryn_G
, Aug 2021
This is the best whale watching tour I've ever been on. I know nature is fickle, but I have never seen so many whales on ONE tour! The tours all communicate with each other so everyone gets a chance to see something on their tour. Fantastic!
star-5
Wales Waschung show
Pierre_J
, Aug 2021
All was Perfect , Wetter, staff, Wales but WhatsApp us nos annoying me US that you force me to Write 100 Charakters, this us the only Bad Point of this experience
star-5
Whale watching tour
Kathleen_R
, Jun 2021
Seeing more whales than anticipated! Crew was excellent. They took the time to provide valuable information.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Whales watching - never more
Martin_H
, Jul 2020
Strong north wind caused big waves on the ocean and it was raining, temperature 3 dgrees Celsius (in mid summer), but the trip was not canceled. The boat was so bumpy, that about 1/3 of the visitors were vomiting over the board and did not enjoy the trip at all. As the waves were going sometimes over the board, a lot of visitors had their shoes completly wet . There were no snack or drinks served as promissed.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
whale watching
SameerGheewala
, Jul 2020
a great morning on the peninsula with an experienced team which resulted in amazing whale watching and bird watching too. friendly , courteous and helpful staff overall,
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A great morning
SameerGheewala
, Jul 2020
great tour, very friendly and experienced team- knows the peninsula well and a good few hours watching whales in the wild.
star-5
Great whale watching trip!
Eva
, Jul 2020
We saw four humpback whales really close to the boat, which was more than we expected. We stayed with them for an hour in total. The guide was charming and knowledgable. Great trip and totally worth the money. Definately going back to Husavik. :)
star-5
Unforgettably experience
Ingo_W
, Jul 2020
we saw many humpback whales. Fantastic guide - very informative, knowledgeable and entertaining! Tasty hot chocolate at the end 😊
star-4
unique experience
singdong
, Sep 2019
we booked the whale watch tour in advance. it's a cloudy day but it's frozen on the boat in the sea. Luckily vendor do provide full gear including the glove to keep us warm. Highly suggest you bring a mask and hat. The vendor is very kind to provide hot chocolate and cookie on our way back which is really in need. we were able to sea quite a few whales on the way but all a bit far away. not sure whether ppl can be lucky enough to see the whale at short distance, that would be amazing. The guide was a young lady which makes the tour informative and exciting. She gave us clear instruction to locate the whale all the time. I would suggest trying this at sunny day if possible.
star-5
Whale watching - Husavik
Getaway65189702734
, May 2019
Great to see humpback whales. Our guide was knowledgable, the overalls kept us warm and the onboard snack was welcome on the way back.

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