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HÚSAVÍK – THE WHALE CAPITAL OF ICELAND
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160 YEARS OF FAMILY HISTORY IN THE BAY
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VISIT THE GENTLE GIANTS OF HÚSAVÍK
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WELCOME ABOARD
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97-99% SIGHTINGS IN THE PAST YEARS ON AVERAGE
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SUPPORT TO NATURE
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FIVE GENERATIONS IN SKJÁLFANDI BAY
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RESPONSIBLE WHALE WATCHING
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FLATEY ISLAND – THE ORIGINALS
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CLOSER TO PURE NATURE

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Why choose Gentle Giants for your Iceland whale watching experience?

  • The truly locally owned family company
  • 160 years of family history in the bay
  • Awarded for excellence
  • Very high safety standards
  • Great respect to nature and wildlife
  • Code of Conduct for responsible whale watching
  • Highly experienced and qualified crew
  • Boats with modern eco-friendly engines
  • Discounts in Húsavík for customers
  • Free cancellation up until 24 hours
  • Choose to pay in advance or on arrival
  • Change your booking at any time online

Welcome aboard!

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SA WORLD OF MIGRANTS 1

IN THE WORLD OF BIRDS

Monday, June 17, 2024

They are around us at every turn. Sometimes, they are so common that we don't even notice them. They fill our daily lives with their presence and songs. They appear in culture, folk myths, and proverbs.

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Hildur Halldórsdóttir Sea Monsters 2

BEWARE THE SEA MONSTERS

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Tales of sea monsters date far back in Iceland's folk culture. Many stories exist and are told of elusive creatures showing themselves to seafarers far out at sea or even to villagers close to shore.  Sightings have been recorded all over the country - over the last centuries and up to date.

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SA World Oceans Day '24

WORLD OCEANS DAY

Saturday, June 8, 2024

We're sailing again! After days of extremely stormy (and nearly winterly) weather, we are finally able to leave Húsavík harbour again and head out onto Skjálfandi Bay in search for whales and other marine wildlife - right on time for WORLD OCEANS DAY.

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