Whale watching - Summer tour @ 08:00
- Adults 16.830.- kr. 18.700.- kr.
- 12-15 years old 8.415.- kr. 9.350.- kr.
- 0-11 years old 0.- kr.
Price from Akureyri 18.700 ISK (included is the bus tour both ways and the North Sailing whale watching tour).
Availability: Every day from June 18th to August 31st 2017
Departures at 08:00 from the SBA Bus Terminal in Oddeyrarbót 2, Akureyri.
Return from Husavik to Akureyri is at 17.00.
On our way to Húsavík, which is one of the most popular whale watching destinations in Europe, we stop at the Gođafoss waterfall. The waterfall is not only famous for its breath-taking beauty but it also has a significant historic value related to the Christianisation of Iceland.
When arriving in Húsavík passengers will have the option of choosing between four departure times with North Sailing. At 11:00, 12:00 and 13:30. The whale watching tour takes about 3 hours and for the last couple of years there have been over 90% whale sightings. At first the Minke Whale was the most common but in recent years other species have frequently been sighted in the bay as well. Among those is the Humpback Whale, which always gets a lot of attention, mainly because it often raises its flippers to slap the surface and most often raises its fluke before diving.
The Skjálfandi Bay is not only a popular destination because of the whales; birds and natural beauty play a significant role in making whale watching in the bay a memorable experience. There are two islands in the Bay, Lundey and Flatey, where many species of birds nest, e.g. Puffins and Arctic Terns. In Húsavík passengers can opt to visit the Whale Museum, displaying full-size whale skeletons, a Folk Museum and other interesting sites.