2 hours
Húsavík, Iceland

Midnight Sun Whale Watching

Our most glorious and stunning product is without a doubt whale watching tour on our brilliant RIB boats in the amazing midnight Sun.

IMPORTANT NOTE! The tours are available from 1st June until 31st July. That’s the time of the year when the daylight is about 24 hours in Iceland! In the prime conditions (which happens a lot of times) the sea goes completely still while the sun drops down in the horizon.

And the whales? Not asleep at all! Our previous guests have enjoyed plenty of whale activity in the bay with a minimal traffic from other boats. In fact, Midnight Sun Whale Watching is one of the best kept secrets in the Húsavík tourism as the conditions are very often ideal for our travelers.

And the puffins? You don’t have to worry about that! We will also visit Lundey during the tour, known as the Puffin Island.

So, what are you waiting for? BOOK NOW in the booking engine here on the right. In order to book Midnight Sun Whale Watching, simply choose any date from 1st June – 31st July and pick the latest departure.

Midnight Sun Whale Watching Schedule 2023

21:30 from 1st June – 15th June!
22:30 from 16th June-15th July!
21:30 from 16th July- 31st July!

You can also have a look to our full timetable for 2023!

⚠️People that have health related issues such as a weak heart, bad back, epilepsy or mobility issues should contact us prior to booking and we will be happy to assist you. Pregnant women too. It is always the captain’s decision to stop people from going on the tour. The minimum age onboard is 8 years old or 130 cm.

Please read the Terms and conditions before making a reservation. This information is very important for you.

Our fleet

Our RIB boats (Rigid Inflatable Boats) are among the fastest RIB boats available in Iceland. They were specially designed to get you as close as possible to the whales, dolphins and puffins here in Husavik. Their speed allows us to cover longer distances in search of the whales, which increases your chances of meeting some of the biggest animals in the world. Despite the speed and power of our RIB boats, their noise and impact is minimal. Last summer we had a 100% success of seeing whales on Skjalfandi bay.

We have two RIB boats that seat 12 passengers per boat, each with an expert whale watching guide and captain on board. Our captains have many years of experience sailing on Skjalfandi bay. We focus on small group tours, which eliminates competition for the best view on board. Our reputation for a passenger-centered approach precedes us, assuring you with the best possible experience and utmost safety on board.
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. We hold the safety of our passengers to the highest of standards, and take every precaution to ensure it. We therefore refrain from taking more than 12 passengers at a time.

These are our boats, Kría and Kjói!

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.

This image shows how the boat´s hull has a double layer of rigid material, ensuring stability and improving the boat’s ability to cut through waves, all the while maintaining comfort for its passengers.

Private tours

Our boats Kjói and Kría are available for a private rent. Enjoy a relaxing time in the ever so lovely Skjálfandi Bay, surrounded by big whales, several birds and a stunning nature. Our great crew will take good care of you!

Contact us via email whales@husavikadventures.is or via phone in +354-853-4205.

Price for RIB Kjói: 130.000 ISK pr. hour.

Price for RIB Kría: 130.000 ISK pr. hour.

Private RIB tours are an excellent way to experience Iceland and see the whales up close.

🐋Our location

Húsavík Adventures is located in Húsavík in the northeast part of Iceland. Húsavík Adventures RIB boats Kría and Kjoi depart from Húsavík Harbour.

🐋Before you go on the tour

Before your tour you have to come to our ticket office (Hafnarstétt, Húsavík) and collect your boarding card no later than 30 minutes before departure. Please note that we share the building with our parent company North Sailing.

There is limited parking in front of our office, but plenty of other options in town. We recommend parking right behind the Húsavík church or by the harbor.

As soon as you check-in, we will start getting ready in our dressing room. More or less 10 minutes before the tour departure, all the passengers should have got their floatation overall and safety vest which is supplied by the crew members.

It is passengers responsibility to arrive in time otherwise there is a risk of loosing reserved seats.


We offer warm water resistant overalls and safety vests during the trip. The overalls will keep you warm and dry but it is still recommended to bring your own warm clothes. Gloves and hats are a must.

🐋Cancellations and Changes 

Reservations that are cancelled more than 24 hours before departure will be fully refunded.
Cancellations less than 24 hours before departure will be charged full price.

For cancellations and changes of reservations please contact Húsavík Adventures on email whales@husavikadventures.is

All tours are dependant on the nature.  Weather and sea conditions are different every day, therefore we reserve the right to change or cancel scheduled departures,  this is for your safety as a passenger. If the weather causes that we need to cancel or change scheduled departure all customers receive a full refund or can book another trip depending on availability.

Light rain is not a reason to cancel a tour. In that case, you will be provided a raincoat and waterproof boots if needed.

🐋Return Ticket

Whale watching tours depend on the wild nature of Skjálfandi Bay. As we all know, the nature is unpredictable. The chances of seeing whales are overwhelming with up to 99% rate  over the last years.

However, if no whales (dolphins included) are seen on the tour, passengers are welcome to join another Húsavík Adventures tour free of charge, depending on availability. We will give you what is called “Return Ticket” that has no expiration date and it is untransferable.

Please note that we do not refund tickets if no whales and/or dolphins are seen on the tour. This is a fixed rule for all the whale watching companies in Húsavík.

🐋Health issues

People that have health related issues such as a weak heart, bad back, epilepsy or mobility issues should contact us prior to booking and we will be happy to assist you. Pregnant people too.

It is always the captains decision to stop people from going on the tour.

🐋Age restrictions

The minimum age onboard is 8 years old or 130 cm.


All prices are shown on our website www.husavikadventures.is in icelandic krona for season 2023/2024. Online payments are charged in Icelandic krona.

Contact details

Do you have any questions? You can reach us anytime!

Email:  whales@husavikadventures.is

Phone no: (+354) 853 4205

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