One of the most giving thing in the whale watching business is to meet new people every day from all over the world. What’s not so common is to know the faces you see at the meeting point in the morning. That happened last week though, when we were greeted by Annika Sörenstam and her family. Annika, famous for her dominance in golf in the 90’s and the 00’s is one of the most highly ranked athlete of all time, including being no. 6 in ESPN´s “dominant 20”.

Annika’s purpose in Iceland was to give lectures about the sport of golf and to share her experience. She used the opportunity to travel a bit domestically and of course that included Húsavík, the Whale Capital of Iceland. Accompanied by her family and friends, Annika enjoyed a succesful RIB whale watching tour with Húsavík Adventures in precence of humpback whales, minke whales and some white beaked dolphins. What a great day !

If you want to do a tour like Annika, press BOOK NOW  and choose from BIG WHALES and PUFFINS tour or MIDNIGHT SUN WHALE WATCHING TOUR.

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Ready for whale watching at the dock !
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Close up to whale action!
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Going down for a dive!
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Annika Sorenstam and co. ready for the RIB whale watching !

We certainly love our job and hearing back from our passengers is always exciting! We try hard to meet everyone’s expectations by offering a memorable experience in the stunning Skjálfandi Bay. Therefore,  positive feedback always make us feel proud of our work!

Our team really appreciates all sorts of feedback. Why? It definitely helps us to know what our strengths are and what leaves some room for improvement.

In this case, we invited our friends Kathrin & Dominik from VACAYMOOD, who joined one of our tours on the 7th of July. 

You can find more about their experience below:

“An unforgettable highlight on our route through Iceland were the whales, that we spotted with Husavik Adventures in the bay of Húsavík. We desired to see the large marine mammals up close for so long, but so far, we only ever saw a splash, blow or a fluke from a distance. Here in Húsavík, our dream should finally come true.”

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Our RIB boat Kría ready to go out! Photo Credit: VacayMood 
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Humpback whale tail ! Photo Credit: VacayMood 

 

“After some nice views from the distances. luck is on our side and the humpback whale appears only a few meters from our boat. All guests freeze in awe. The engine of the RIB is switched off and the whale stays on the surface for a few seconds and eyes us. What an experience.”

For the full testimonial, please visit the following link.

 

We just entered the month of March, and we had already some friends noticing some green grass in the country side!  This means that the summer is getting closer and with that the beginning of the season for Húsavík Adventures! 👌
Well wait… According to the weather forecast we might have a snow storm tomorrow… How magical is Iceland, right? 😌

However, we are getting ready to start the 2021 season anyways, and we definitely want to make it easy for you!
We understand that COVID19 brought some complicated times for everyone, and “uncertainty” and “unexpected” are two words that we constantly use in our daily life, and this is the main reason why we decided to update our terms and conditions for the upcoming season! ☝🏼 

What’s new you might ask? Well… Keep reading! Our new terms and conditions for 2021 include…

⚡️ TOTAL FLEXIBILITY.  We understand plans can change, so we’ll assist you in updating your reservation!

✨ FREE CANCELLATION.  We offer a full refund up to 24 hours before the activity starts.

💫 PAY LATER. You can now book a tour and pay upon arrival! Just send us an email with your information! Simple as that.

So…Does it sound like a good deal?

Then what are you waiting for! Check our 2021 timetable and Book now your tour with Húsavík Adventures!

Do you have some extra questions for us?
Please, feel free to email us at whales@husavikadventures.is or you can chat with us in any of our social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram! We would love to hear from you! 😄

We are optimistic for the season, full of energy and we hope to welcome you aboard with us soon! 🐳

The Húsavík Adventures team

After what seems like an eternity of wait… our whale watching tours from Húsavík are now available for booking for the 2021 season! Drum rolls please!! 

So…get those warm clothes out, pack them up and make your way to us. Get ready to enjoy a unique experience with Húsavík Adventures!

We offer a 2-hour whale watching tour from Húsavík, known as The Whale Capital of Iceland, on a speedy RIB.

What’s on the tour, you ask? Our amazing caption, whale watching tour guide expert, warm water resistant overall suit, a life vest, and lots and lots of fun.

Big Whales & Puffins

Our tour begins by heading into the beautiful Skjálfandi bay. There are varied whale species that are known to be accommodated in this area, for example the Humpback whale, the Minke whale, the White-beaked dolphins and sometimes even Blue whales and Killer whales!

Our first pit stop will be in Lundey, also known as the Puffin Island in English. It is a great spot to enjoy bird watching Iceland’s popular ones.

We will then head to Tjörnes peninsula, known for its fossil layers with the most ancient one being two million years old!

Why a RIB boat for a whale watching tour?

The speedy RIB boats can pull off maximum miles in the trip which makes it more likely to have a closer encounter with the whales. And with a capacity of just 12 passengers on board, we’ve tried to make it an exclusive and elusive experience for our tourers to enjoy the breathtaking views and of course, our beloved giants from every angle.

*Please note that the Puffin season is ca. 1st May-20th August. Outside that time of the year our tours are Big Whales exclusive!

Midnight Sun Whale Watching

Our most prized possession is the Midnight Sun Whale Watching tour! Hop on our sleek RIB Boats and sail away into the midnight sun to meet the whales.

These tours are available from 1st June until 31st July. That’s the time of the year when the daylight is almost for 24 hours in Iceland! In the most ideal conditions (which happens often) the sea goes completely still while the sun drops down in the horizon.

And what about the whales? Not asleep at all!

Through the years, our guests have enjoyed numerous whale activities in the bay with minimal traffic from other boats. In fact, the Midnight Sun Whale Watching tour from Húsavík is one of the best kept secrets from the town, as the conditions are very often ideal for our travelers.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your tour HERE !

You can also follow our adventures on Instagram and Facebook!

See you soon!

 

We are extremely excited for the 2019 season and bookings for our whale watching tours are now available.

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 harbor of Húsavík – 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.

Big Whales & Puffins

The tour begins with by heading in 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 Minke 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!

*Puffin season is ca. 1st May-20th August. Outside that time of the year our tours are Big Whales exclusive!

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. 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 secret in the Húsavík tourism as the conditions are very often ideal for our traveler.

Book your tour HERE and insert the Promo Code EARLYBIRD19 for 10% discount. Promo Code valid throughout November 2018.

Time flies! It’s almost April and the crew at Húsavík Adventures can’t wait to begin a brand new whale watching season. Our RIB boats Kjói and Kría have been in a great maintenance by our fleet manager Hlynur this winter. This is Húsavík Adventures’s fourth season in RIB whale watching. For the first time we will be operating in April and October. To celebrate this fact, we will be offering our guests in April a special 20% early bird discount. Simply use the promocode “APRIL18” to claim the offer.

Skjálfandi Bay has been blooming with wildlife in March. There have already been found 9 different whale species, including the blue whale, sperm whale, humpback whale and orcas. Hopefully this gives the taste of what the 2018 season will feel like! Welcome aboard!

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A magical condition in the bay during the 2017 whale watching season.

Húsavík Adventures proudly presents a collaboration with Amazing North and Mývatn Activity / Hike and Bike which includes an awesome Buggy tours in Mývatn, one of the most known museum of natural wonders Iceland has to offer. Famous for it‘s nutritious lake filled with rich wildlife, Mývatn is also known for its various geographical surroundings including lava, hot springs, mud pools and fumaroles. Our customers will now be able to choose from three different tours in this magnificent place. The longest one is a true adventure safari in the highlands between Mývatn og Húsavík with the final moments of the tour driving down from Húsavík Mountain to the town. We offer a free pickup back to Mývatn (about 50 km drive from Húsavík)for those who need to but encourage our guests to use the opportunity to go RIB Whale Watching while in Húsavík.

So welcome to the amazing experience of 4×4 Buggy driving on gravel roads, mud and lava in places that bring you to the moon and back. We‘re open for business 12 months a year. More information here for he 1 hour tour, here for the 2 hour tour, and here for the Grand Highlands tour.

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Buggy Myvatn is on !
Buggy Myvatn
In a geothermal area!

We’re in late October. Sitting at the desk, looking out the window I can spot green grass – a lot of it actually. The kids are walking home from school, wearing thin jackets. This would’ve been big news 20 something years ago. The Icelandic weather is of course always unpredictable in the long run. For the last decade or so people of the northern part of the country have been getting more and more used to having little or no snow before christmas. This of course has caused dramatic changes in activities for the locals and tourists as well. All of a sudden it’s quite easy to do something we defined as “summer activity” before in late October, beginning of November. And that brings us to Húsavík Adventures’s Buggys!

Our Buggy cars have gained great doze of positive atmosphere for the great enjoyment people take in driving the 800 cc machines, in a diverse landscape even the locals have never been to before. Imagine two hours of gravel roads, mountains, lakes, brooks and complete wilderness where you cannot see any buildings or people outside of your group. Priceless!

The Buggys are not limited to snowless conditions though. A few weeks ago we had snow in the area above Húsavík for a few days ago which then melted. Driving the buggys in a little bit of snow was even more fun! We’re looking forward to the upcoming years, enjoying quality times with our visitors, surrounded by our hidden treasures in the highlands!

The buggys are great during the wintertime as well!
The buggys are great during the wintertime as well!
On the top of Húsavík mountain – Lake Botnsvatn in the distance.
At the final stage of one of our tours.

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.

With just over a month left of the RIB whale watching season the Buggy cars are still going strong, with the 12 month availability making them a new 365 activity in Húsavík. Naturally the experience is going to be really different in the tours of summer and winter season. This first summer has left us with happy customers, commenting on the extra beautiful route we are able to show. The Buggy tours are not just about the thrill of driving the cars, but also the beauty of the landscape on the way.

We have had a lot of groups in the tours so far. Friends, co-workers, bachelorette’s party etc.

A few days ago, KA FC visited us for a tour on a Saturday. KA FC is a Premier League football team in Iceland, currently in 7th place. The guys had a great day in Húsavík, seemingly enjoying the ride a lot.

We share some photos of their tour here below among with other group tours of the season.

 

KA FC ready for the Buggy tour!
Part of KA FC ready for the Buggy tour
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Pit stop on the tracks above Húsavík
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In the wilderness !
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The feeling of driving in this area is like nothing else!