Get your warm clothes and get ready down at Husavik harbour. We offer a 2-hour whale watching tour on a speedy RIB boat from the harbour of Husavik – The Whale Capital of Iceland. Included is an expert whale watching guide, a captain on board, warm water resistant overall suit and a life vest. Bring your hats and gloves with you – the bay can be pretty cold!
The tour begins with a sail to the beautiful Skjálfandi bay. There are many whale species that are known to be accommodated in Skjálfandi bay, for an example the Blue whale, the Humpback whale and the Mink whale. The speedy RIB boats make it more likely to have a close encounter with the giants, being able to drive huge amount of miles in the trip. Also with only 12 passengers or fewer on board, competition for the best view on board is eliminated.
Among places we’ll see is Lundey (Puffin Island), known for its great amount of the popular bird. Passengers will also see the Tjörnes peninsula, known for its fossil layers with the most ancient one being two million years old!
Safety on board
Our RIB boats, Kría and Kjói, are 12-meter-long custom-made Marina RIB boats. They were originally designed for the Coast Guard and are therefore very stable and safe in all types of weather. Both of our RIBs are powered by two 315 HP diesel engines and can get up to the speed of 45 sea-miles per hour (81 km/hr). RIB boats are used for many purposes all around the world, such as by the Coast Guard, Navy and the Police because of their speed, safety and flexibility on the high seas.
International regulations state that RIB boats are allowed to have 12 passengers on board each boat, so our boats were specially designed to meet those regulations. Our RIBs have all the necessary equipment on board. This includes: rescue boats, lifebuoys, rescue throwing line, flares, compasses, first aid kits, fire extinguishers, tool kits, navigation lights, radios, GPS devices, anchors and life jackets for all on board. Our life jackets have automatic gas inflation, so the life jackets inflate automatically should you enter the water wearing one.
- An amazing traveling experience on a Boat.
- An English speaking guide.
- Whale watching
- Whale watching
- North Iceland
- Season: May - Sept
- Duration: 2 hours
- Departures: Daily at 10:00
- Minimum age: No age limit
We recommend you bring
- Bottle of water.
- Warm outdoor clothing.
- Waterproof jacket and pants.
- Good shoes for the cold weather and warm socks.
- Warm headwear, gloves and sunglasses.
- Your camera!
We have recently moved our ticket office (May 2017). It’s now located next to Restaurant Hvalbakur right above the North Sailing’s ticket office by the main street.
Be prepared for ice-cold weather during winter and dress accordingly.