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Whale watching on board a Traditional Oak Sailing Ship from Husavik

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    What to Expect
    Pick up your tickets for your whale watching cruise at least 30 minutes before departure at the North Sailing Ticket Centre, located at Hafnarstett 9, Húsavík (across the street from the Húsavík Church).  

    Tours depart from Húsavík harbour, just a 2-minute walk from the ticket office, at 9:30am, 11am, 2:30pm, and 4pm. Choose your preferred departure time at checkout and arrive 15 minutes ahead of time. 

    At the harbor, step aboard one of two traditional wooden sailing boats, the Haukur or the Hildur. Once you are on board, you can immerse yourself in the traditional Icelandic sailing culture by lending a hand and becoming part of the crew if you like, hoisting sails and hauling ropes. You'll be provided with special cold-weather suits to keep you warm and dry while you look for whales and listen to your guides' commentary about the natural environment. On the way back to the harbor, enjoy cinnamon buns and hot chocolate.
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    Departure Point
    Húsavík Harbour
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Light refreshments
    • Entry/Admission - North Sailing
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    The experience was lovely, we sailed out to beautiful sights, the guide was very informative telling us about the history of the region and we ended up seeing a humpback whale and white beaked dolphins! On the way back to shore we were given hot...More

    Thank Marije1891
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    They dont warn you if the day is not good to sail and see anything so I wasted 3 hours seeing people throwing up. They dont you any options to get back some money or any discount, they give you 20 years to sail again,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    2  Thank jualell
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We had a fantastic trip ! We put on the suits provided by the tour and they came in very handy . We were only half an hour into the voyage when we spotted a lone humpback doing tale flukes then it really turned on...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank laso629
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We did an afternoon tour. First they put you into nice warm suits (which was definitely necessary). After boarding the boat you get some general safety tips and recommendations. If you want you can join in on hoisting the sails etc. We same the back...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank lieke10022017
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I was so looking forward to this part of our trip. I thought it would be the highlight of Iceland. It was a bust. I understand that they cannot control seeing whales. We saw 1 minke whale and the blowspout of a humpback. Because 2...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank VanessainCleveland
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    • North Sailing
    • Duration: 3h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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