Whale watching

Húsavík is close by and the town is famous for being a great location for whale watching. To get to the main whale watching area in Skjálfandi only requires sailing for 30 minutes out of Húsavík.

In the bay of Skjálfandi you can see several different species of whales. Dolphins are common as are minke whales. You can also see the biggest animal on earth, the Blue whale, if you are lucky. You can also see the Atlantic puffin and other seabirds on some of the tours on offer.

The tour operators have a 98% success rate so you can almost be certain you’ll see some of the whales in the area.

The two main tour operators are North Sailing and Gentle Giants.