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Make your way to the tour's departure point at your chosen time. There are several times available to fit your schedule. Meet your captain and crew while boarding a traditional oak ship, which will take you out on Skjalfandi Bay to search for marine life.

As you leave the coastline, imagine what life might have been like years ago for the Icelanders who sailed the frigid seas on these traditional boats. You'll learn about the country's history of whaling and whale-watching from your guide.

With your guide's pro tips, look for signs of humpback whales and orcas. Listen to commentary about the biology and behavior of these animals, then warm up with some hot cocoa and traditional Icelandic scones (for purchase).

When your journey is over, head back to the harbor for drop-off.
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Search for orcas and humpback whales in Husavik’s waters aboard a traditional Icelandic oak ship. Famous for its abundance of marine life, Skjalfandi Bay makes a great whale-watching spot. Listen to your guide's in-depth commentary about the animals' biology and behavior, as well as the country’s maritime history. Feel free to pack light, as refreshments are available for purchase on board.

  • Look for orcas and humpback whales aboard a traditional Icelandic oak ship
  • Hear commentary about Icelandic maritime history 
  • Learn facts about animal biology and behavior
  • Book ahead to make sure you check this must-do activity off your list 
  • Refreshments available for purchase on board
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Smooth sailing on a beautifully restored schooner

We had a wonderful trip on a beautifully restored schooner! As promised, we saw a humpback whale and spent about an hour watching it and listening to the commentary by the great staff. Very informative and friendly crew. Highly knowledgeable. We thought the trip was...More

Thank neil f
Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing crew, great effort to find whales

Most of the experience was amazing, I will start with the couple of negative issues: We booked in advance through a third party operator for the 4:30 session. That made us plan our day tight to be in Husavik on time (we were coming from...More

Thank Miguelal1984
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Wow! What an amazing experience!

Our tour started out great with seeing 3-4 humpback whales right outside the harbor. Then, we went out out of the bay looking for more whales, but didn't see anything until we started heading back. Omg! See picture... The whale kept breaching and splashing for...More

Thank BoardingPass801523
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Beautiful Views

The North Sailing customer service is wonderful. We did get to see a sperm whale’s tale and a sperm whale swam near our boat. We did not get to see the whales breach at all, but we did see some respiration. It was a nice...More

Thank Brandi B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Couldn’t believe how close we got.

Our second attempt to see whales, our first being in Tofino. Not only was this amazing because we saw some hump back whales up close but the experience on the boat was warmer. We were given cinnamon buns and hot chocolate on the way back.....they...More

Thank Southden
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25 May 2018|
Response from Mourisham J |
Roughly about one hour drive. We did the same thing last week. Hope it helps