8+
Age
May-Sep
Dates
2 hours
Duration
Húsavík, Iceland
Location

 

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 millions years old!

 

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.

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.

Our location
Húsavík Adventures is located in Húsavík in the northeast part of Iceland. Húsavík Adventures Rib boats depart from Húsavík Harbour.

Before your go on the tour
Before your tour you have to come to our ticket office and collect your ticket/tickets no later than 30 minutes before departure. 15 minutes before departure is boarding time after passengers have got their floatation overall and safety vest which is supplied during the trip. It is passengers responsibility to arrive in time otherwise there is a risk of loosing reserved seats that have not been paid.

Clothing
We offer warm floatation overalls and safety vests during the trip, the overalls will keep you warm and dry but it´s 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 half price.  For cancellations and changes of reservations 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.
All Whale Watching trips are dependant on the wild nature of Skjálfandi Bay. The nature is unpredictable. The chances of seiing whales are overwhelming with up to 99% rate of seing whales during trips over the last years.  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 do not refund tickets if no whales and/or dolphins are seen on the tour.
 
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. It is always the captains decision to stop people from going on the tour.

Prices 
All prices are shown on our website www.husavikadventures.is in icelandic krona for season 2017.  Online payments are charged in Icelandic krona
Contact details
Email:  whales@husavikadventures.is
Phone no: +354 859 8505

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. Opening hours are flexible in the beginning of the season but our guide is always there at least an half an hour before departure. Note that you can also buy tickets to Húsavík Adventures’s tours in North Sailing’s ticket office.

Here you can see the way to our ticket office.