About Us

THE TRULY ORIGINAL AND EXPERIENCED FAMILY COMPANY

Imagine encountering whales in wild nature. This is what we do at Gentle Giants and welcome you aboard with us.

Gentle Giants offers whale watching tours and other exciting seafaring adventures from the famous whale watching town Húsavík by Skjálfandi Bay, in the north of Iceland.

Húsavík and Skjálfandi Bay

Our company was founded in 2001 when eleven experienced and diverse individuals in Húsavík decided to combine their years of expertise in a variety of fields to establish a new travel and tourism company in Húsavík. They restored an old oak boat, originally used for fishing and whale hunting, and put it back into use sailing visitors around Skjálfandi Bay searching for whales – not for hunting but for watching. The huge effort grew into a giant success and Gentle Giants has ever since employed great staff and enjoyed a rapidly increasing number of passengers.

The company is proud of its originality and background, owned by Stefán Guðmundsson and his family. He is also the CEO, marketing manager and a captain. Stefán has strong roots to the bay and has been a fisherman since childhood. We were born by the bay of Skjálfandi and our ancestors too. Read more about our 150 years of family history in the bay.

Gentle Giants operates a fleet of traditional Icelandic oak boats, modern RIB speedboats and a fibreglass boat. This gives us the possibility to offer you all kinds of adventures at sea, whether scheduled or private tours. Our staff consists of both local and international people of all ages with various backgrounds and experiences.

GG Staff

Our goal is to make every guest a happy one. We are proud of the Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor for the past years, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. It confirms and underlines that we are surely on the right track in outstanding service and delivering a great experience.

Gentle Giants TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence    Gentle Giants TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence    Gentle Giants TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence    Gentle Giants TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence    Gentle Giants TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence           

Why Choose Us?

We promise you:
Green_check_mark.png  Less crowded boats
Green_check_mark.png  More personal experience
Green_check_mark.png  Higher chances of finding whales
Green_check_mark.png  150 years of our family history in Skjálfandi Bay
Green_check_mark.png  Great respect to nature and minimum environmental impact
Green_check_mark.png Good memories and natural happiness

Our Partners and Licences

Gentle Giants proudly supports Unicef Children Gentle Giants is an authorised tour operator by the Icelandic Tourist Board
Gentle Giants proudly supports Unicef Children Gentle Giants is an authorised tour operator by the Icelandic Tourist Board
Gentle Giants is a member of IceWhale, the Icelandic Whale Watching Association Our passengers are fully insured by VÍS Insurance Ltd
Gentle Giants is a member of IceWhale, the Icelandic Whale Watching Association Gentle Giants is insured by VÍS Insurance Ltd
Gentle Giants is a member of Visit North Iceland Gentle Giants is a member of SAF, the Icelandic Travel Industry Association
Gentle Giants is a member of Visit North Iceland Gentle Giants is a member of SAF, the Icelandic Travel Industry Association
Gentle Giants staff is trained by the Maritime Safety and Survival Centre of Iceland  Gentle Giants is a partner in the Wild North project of sustainable tourism 
Gentle Giants staff is trained by the Maritime Safety and Survival Centre of Iceland Gentle Giants is a partner in the Wild North project of sustainable tourism
Gentle Giants boats and staff are fully licenced by the Icelandic Transport Authority Gentle Giants is part of the campaign Húsavík – the Whale Capital of Iceland
Gentle Giants boats and staff are fully licenced by the Icelandic Transport Authority Gentle Giants is part of the campaign Húsavík the Whale Capital of Iceland
   

Contact Us

Telephone: +354 464 1500
E-mail: info@gentlegiants.is

Company ID Number: 660701-2570
VAT ID Number: 102277

Húsavík Ticket Center Reykjavík Sales Office Postal Address
Harbour Side
(big blue flags)
640 Húsavík
Iceland
Hús verslunarinnar
Kringlan 7
108 Reykjavík
Iceland
Gentle Giants
Post Box 270

640 Húsavík
Iceland

Hunang Hunang logo