That’s it! A very great RIB whale watching season has come to an end. It was the second whole season of Húsavík Adventures in business (we did a two month “miniseason” in 2015) and it went pretty much as well as it could have. We were very lucky with our brilliant crew who made so many people happy as our perfect score at TripAdvisor can confirm.
We’re only a few days away from our first day of the 2017 season. The spring is blooming in Húsavík and we’re optimistic for the summer. The first humpback whale of the spring was recently spotted in the bay. Humpback whales are large animals, about 13 meters long and weigh about 30 tons when grown up. They are regular visitors in Skjálfandi Bay, coming from their breeding areas in the south to feed here in the north for the summer.
Our RIB boat Kjói (the Arctic Skua) will head out for the season’s first tour of 2017 at May 1st @ 10:00. A second tour of the day is scheduled at 16:00. Tickets can be bought in online or in Húsavík at North Sailing’s ticket office.
Buckle up ladies and gentlemen! For decades Húsavík has been known as the Whale Capital of Iceland (and even Europe) for it’s great whale community that includes pioneers in whale watching, the Whale Museum, whale research center from the University of Iceland and no-whale-eating-policy. Of course Húsavík has therefore got most of its tourism because of whale related activity. Húsavík Adventures goal at the foundation of the company was to expand the town’s activity source – simply by offering our lovely guests to do more while enjoying our delightful town a little longer.
Well now it’s time. At June 1st, Húsavík Adventures will start a new activity. We will offer Buggy car adventures, available for all the 12 months of the year. The 800 cc CF Moto cars are registered and are allowed on usual roads. We will focus on gravel paths in the Húsavík area, in a various terrain with the Icelandic nature at its best. An experienced guide will drive in front of the group and share his knowledge in the pit stops along the way.
Tickets available online. We can’t wait. Game on !