Húsavík - Big Whale Safari & Puffins

Whale by a RIB boat on whale watching tour in north Iceland
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  • RIB boat action
  • Whale & Puffin watching
  • Great sights conditions


With our speedboats we can offer our passengers more area to cover in search for the gentle giants. A RIB is faster than the wind and makes it therefore more likely for us to find the big whales. Normally we do not have to leave our bay to look for whales of any kind, but on this tour we focus on finding the bigger ones – further out. Nothing is guaranteed but on this tour, your chances to encounter some of the world's biggest animals ever increase – BIG TIME! On this tour we also include a visit to the Puffin Island, where you can experience thousands of puffins, during the nesting period (April 15th – August 20th).

Certified Tour Operator:

Whale Safari


  • Spring, Summer & Fall, Puffin Season (Spring & Summer only)
Duration: 2.5 hours


  • Rated 2 out of 5 or Easy


  • No

Meet on Location:

  • Yes
Price: ISK 18,900


  • A specialized guide
  • Warm safety overalls
  • Little surprise from Húsavík's only winemaker

What to bring:

  • Dress warmly
  • Bring your camera (optional)


  • 09:30, 10:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 16:00 & 19:00


  • Every Day (from Gentle Giants/Harbor site, 640 Húsavík)

Good to know:

  • For your safety and comfort, we reserve the right to change schedules, even with short notice, should weather or other conditions change.

Special Requirements:

  • Minimum number of six required in a standard tour, or you can rent a boat for a private trip

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