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Thursday, March 23, 2017

20% DISCOUNT TO THE HÚSAVÍK WHALE MUSEUM

Did you know that whale watchers get 20% discount to the famous Húsavík Whale Museum? The museum has 11 whale skeletons on display, the largest one is a 25 m long BLUE WHALE. Book your whale watching tour with us and get a discount to this great museum! The Húsavík Whale Museum was founded in 1997 by owners of Gentle Giants along with many other individuals and companies in Húsavík.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

BEHIND THE WINTER SCENES AT GENTLE GIANTS

Our whale watching season starts on April 1st and we are all looking forward to it! Even though we are not sailing during the darkest winter period, there is still lots going on at Gentle Giants and our dedicated team is busy preparing for the upcoming season.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

WHY DO HUMPBACKS BREACH? NEW RESEARCH MAY EXPLAIN WHY

Imagine seeing a 25-40-ton humpback whale breaching out the water. It is an impressive sight which our passengers and crew are privileged to witness regularly. But what makes those giant mammals breach? Scientists have never really known why although many theories have been suggested.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

ONE MONTH TO SEASON START

Time flies and now it is only one month to season start. Our first whale watching tour of the year is scheduled on April 1st at 09:45, when our boat Sylvía will leave Húsavík harbour and head out to Skjálfandi Bay in search of the giants of the sea.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

GG WEDDINGS AROUND SKJÁLFANDI BAY

Did you know that Gentle Giants has organised several weddings around Skjálfandi Bay? Imagine getting married in beautiful nature, with the chance of romantic midnight sun and whales blowing in the background.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

HUNGRY HUMPBACK – PASSENGER'S FEEDBACK

"Every time I visit Iceland is Whale Watching alway on my program - my experiens whale watching is best in Husavik - this picture is taking in 2016 and we saw many whales that day - see you in 2017", says Torben Agentoft from Denmark, who took these photos of a feeding humpback whale.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

SYLVÍA – MAINTENANCE UPDATES

Oak boats need a lot of love and care, and along with the annual beauty treatment, our boat Sylvía has been undergoing some big maintenance during the winter – all to increase the safety and comfort for passengers and crew.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

THE MID-ATLANTIC STORY 2017

Last week was very busy for our sales team – but also a lot of fun! The annual Icelandair Mid-Atlantic Tradeshow was held in Reykjavík for the 25th time, and Gentle Giants took an active part, both in Húsavík and Reykjavík.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

MANNAMÓT TOURISM WORKSHOP IN REYKJAVÍK

Gentle Giants participated in the annual Mannamót – Natural Iceland Tourism Workshop, which was held at Eagle Air Headquarters in Reykjavík yesterday. GG team Stefán, Hanna Sigga and Halli represented the company and enjoyed it.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2016

A new year has come and we all look forward to the upcoming season. But before leaving last year behind we would like to go over some of the highlights from 2016 at Gentle Giants. All in all, a great season with wonderful whale encounters, a new RIB boat and a fantastic team.

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