Whale Watching on a Traditional Sailing Ship

21st May - 31st August Daily About 3 hours Húsavik pick up not included Very easy

This tour gives you a great opportunity to enjoy the marinelife — the whales and birds of Skjálfandi bay — while discovering your inner sailor. Take part in a real sailing adventure and learn from our experienced crew!

This tour is for those who want to get close to the whales on board a traditional Icelandic sailboat and learn the old ways of sailing. Tours will run on our beautiful schooners Hildur or Haukur, and also the hybrid-electric schooner Opal

Tour highlights

  • Discover your inner sailor
  • Take part in the sailing of the boat
  • See beautiful marinelife
  • Learn the traditional ways of sailing


  • Professional whale watching guide
  • Warm overalls and raincoats if needed
  • Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns
  • English guidance

Not included

  • Pick up not included, this tour departs from the harbour in Húsavík, North Iceland.
  • Meet up point: Whale Watching Centre – Ticket Office, Hafnarstétt 9, Húsavík 640, IS

Good to know

  • Please remember to wear water- and windproof clothing (including shoes) that will keep you warm and dry. We recommend bringing thermal layers, a winter hat, scarf, gloves, and warm socks as well.
  • Bring some water to stay hydrated.
  • Boarding card provides the following discounts
    20% discount to The Húsavík Whale Museum
    10% discount to Gamli Baukur Restaurant
    10% discount to Geosea

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