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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

Book With Confidence

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 July Is Puffling Month 1

JULY IS PUFFLING MONTH

Sunday, July 21, 2024

It's pufflings time! As the puffins' nesting season proceeds, a busy time has started for the parents. The chicks, or so-called pufflings, have hatched and are a few weeks old already, demanding lots of fresh fish day by day.

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MEETING THE ELUSIVE BASKING SHARK

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Skjálfandi Bay is home to a variety of animals, both above and below the surface. Mostly of course, we become aware of the whales and dolphins, seals and all kinds of birds that we encounter on our tours.

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DOLPHIN MAGIC

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Whales are the most wanted species in our tours, although there is another species that is also frequently requested by our spectators.   The beautiful dolphins! When we can lay an eye on them in our tours, you will surely see a smile on every human face.

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Awarded the Travelers’ Choice Awards 2024. We are proud to be the only whale watching company in Húsavík awarded by TripAdvisor in 2024 and for 13 consecutive years!

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