Big Whales and Puffins at Húsavík
Húsavík Adventures offers a unique experience for travelers in Iceland. We currently offer whale watching and breathtaking nature experience. We offer sailing trips on fast RIB boats at Skjálfandi Bay outside Húsavík. The town is known as the Whale Capital of Iceland. It is located in the northern part of the country on the eastern shore of Skjálfandi Bay.
A unique experience
This extraordinary experience is something you will never forget. You can not get any closer to the whales and the Dolphins. These huge, curious, creatures sometimes swim very close to the boat that you can almost touch them. (Which we do not recommend)
The home of the Puffins
The beautiful and respectable Puffins make their nests and residence nearby Húsavík. You will have a chance to photograph those lovely birds. Either flying out to get a meal or resting on the cliffs.
On this tour, we provide floatation overall and lifevest. Your safety is very important to us so we make sure you can safely experience the adventure among the remarkable arctic animals.
What do I need to bring?
Even though the floatation overalls will keep you reasonably warm, it is however still good to be dressed in warm clothing because it can be cold at sea.
Whale Watching and The Golden Circle
The Whale Watching and The Golden Circle tour allows visitors to get in touch with some of Iceland’s most famous and exciting natural phenomena and the “must-see” spots when visiting the country. The Golden circle takes it name from Gullfoss or the Golden waterfall.
Thingvellir National Park
Our first stop is at the Thingvellir National Park, where Iceland’s first parliament was founded in the year 930 AD. Þingvellir is a national treasure and in the mind of many Icelanders a sacred place. The Þingvellir area is part of a fissure zone running through Iceland. In other words, it is situated on the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Geysir geothermal Park
From Þingvellir we head to the geothermal area around the Geysir hot spring. Even though the actual famous Geysir is not active at the moment there is a relative next to it called Strokkur. This is also an extraordinary spouting hot spring.
From there we continue on to Gullfoss, “the Golden waterfall”, where you can get really close and experience its full power first hand. For your information, the “gull” or “gold” in the name is due to the color of the glacier river of Hvítá (The White river).
The Whale Watching
When back to Reykjavik we will go Whale Watching. The whales you´ll get the chance to see on your tour most commonly to include minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises, and even the majestic humpback whales. A wide variety of seabirds can also be observed on this tour.
The boats we use
The boats, on this whale watching tour, have spacious and finely decorated public areas. in addition, it is equipped with huge windows for observing the whales. Furthermore, a café, providing refreshments for your convenience is on board. The extra larger viewing deck boasts a fantastic panoramic view. It is a great place from which to capture the fantastic scenery around. Experience this photographer’s delight for yourself!
Whale Watching Cruise
This exciting three-hour Whale Watching Cruise will start from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik. You will step on board our vessel where our professional guides will welcome you.
On this Whale Watching Cruise, you will be sailing by the spectacular Reykjavík Coast. Moreover, you will have a front-seat view of the city and the beautiful mountains surrounding it.
Needless to say, we almost always spot some whales, just a few miles out. Our whale watching tour focuses on Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, Orca Killer Whales, and other marine wildlife such as porpoises, dolphins, and other species.
The comfortable cruise boat
On this Whale Watching Cruise, you will be sailing on board Amelia Rose. Amelia Rose measuring 108 feet in length, offers the ultimate in luxury, stability and comfort. The beautiful 125-passenger vessel has all the amenities one needs on a cruise like this. Furthermore, the outside multiple viewing decks offer a unique and adventurous experience. It’s ideal for whale watching tours, northern lights and harbours cruises. We also welcome other memorable events like weddings and other special events. weddings and other special events.
All the year around you’ll be able to see a variety of whales by the coast, from the Minke, Humpback and Killer whales to White Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises.