Day Tours/Activities

Whale Watching in a Sail Boat

Set sail and go whale watching in an authentic sail boat in this unique experience from Húsavík, Iceland’s whale watching capital.

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  • Available jul, aug, sep
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Location Húsavík, Iceland
  • Difficulty
  • Number of participants Min. 1
  • Age limit No age limit

What you'll experience.

Step aboard, hoist the sails and go whale watching in a real sail boat.

Discover the magic of the ocean on board this beautiful traditional Icelandic schooner. This tour is a nice opportunity to enjoy the wild nature while getting to know old ways of sailing and discovering the sailor in you.

Why go whale watching in a sail boat?

The smooth, silent experience is unparalleled. There is no better feeling then setting sail in the fresh ocean air of Iceland, ready to explore the natural habitat of these extraordinary creatures.

Want to combine this tour with Puffin watching? Click here.

Possible Sightings

  • Minke whale
  • White beaked dolphin
  • Humpback whale
  • Harbour porpoise
  • Blue whale
  • Northern bottlenose whale
  • Fin whale
  • Sei whale
  • Pilot whale
  • Killer whale
  • Sperm whale
  • Puffins and other seabirds

Included in final tour price.


  • Warm overalls
  • Raincoats, hats, gloves and blankets
  • Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns

    What to bring.

    • Warm clothes


    • Whales
    • Sailing on a sailboat

    Tour operator

    This tour is operated by our friends at North Sailing. In addition to being pioneers of whale watching in Iceland, North Sailing have put great emphasis on preserving the nature. They have been awarded many awards in the field, both nationally and internationally.

    North Sailing certifications include;

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    11.990 ISK
    Per person

    11.990 ISK