Husavik Adventures
Husavik Adventures
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Dolphin & Whale WatchingSpeed Boats Tours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Húsavík Adventures offers a unique experience for travelers in Iceland. We offer whale-watching tours on fast RIB boats at Skjalfandi Bay, right outside the town of Húsavúk. Húsavík is known as the Whale Capital of Iceland and is located in the northern part of the country, a 1-hour drive from Akureyri. Our mission is to create an unforgettable experience for our passengers by showing them nature at its best an in a fun way!
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David P
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Amazing experience, really well organised and friendly. Knowledgeable crew who ensured we had a great chance to see puffins and whales. In the RIB we got to see both humpback and blue whales, being first out and fast to respond to sightings. Had a bonus dolphin sighting as well.
Written May 24, 2022
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Dear N9434XCdavidp So happy to hear that you were able to see lots of different whales! We are indeed very proud of our crew! We look forward to having you onboard again the next time you visit North Iceland. Best regards, Daniel G.
Written June 23, 2022
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Bangor1
Hamilton, Canada30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Fast boat, great fun racing from one whale sighting to the next. What is not to love we had a great day it was sunny and the water was calm. Lots of fun, we were really lucky saw numbers of hump back and minke whales, harbour porpoises and puffins. It was crazy the number we were able to see up close. Our captain was friendly and the young lady who directed the tours was friendly, warm, funny and full of information. We had an amazing trip and though we did see lots of whales would have loved the tour if our luck was different. Great company, great people great tour.
Written September 14, 2017
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Hello Bangor1 Thank you for the awesome review. We're so happy to hear about what seems about the perfect tour. Especially when the weather is as great as you describe it's the best activity in the world really (neutral opinion) :P The crew wants to thank you for the nice words, we're lucky to have them within our squad. Thank you again for choosing HA and the great review. We really appreciate it. Best regards, Heiðar Halldórsson Húsavík Adventures
Written November 1, 2017
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BrendaLong
Shediac, Canada126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
This is the group to go with they are friendly and very informative. We absolutely loved our whale watching adventure because the the team and the journey.
Written June 28, 2019
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Hello Brenda, Thank you so much for your review, we always appreciate hearing back from our customers. We are so glad that you enjoyed the experience with us and thank you so much for your recommendations. Best regards, Elísabet
Written July 24, 2019
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Ofir T
Matat, Israel102 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
We booked in advance places for a tour . We were in another area and we drove for close to two hours in order to arrive on time. To our surprise and disappointment, when we arrived, they told us that the tour was canceled because of the weather, which were known.
They told us they tried to get us by phone. I do not know if it's true (we didn't recieved
any call), but they could send an email if that is the problem, and they didn't do that.

We ordered a tour for the next morning. Of course they did not bother to call us. I called them several times, and only a short time before the tour we were informed that it had been canceled due to weather conditions.

Obviously, if weather conditions do not allow you to leave safely, the tour must be canceled. The problem is that they didn't announce this in advance, and when it comes to tourists in Iceland, who travel large distances from place to place and do not necessarily stay in the city, they have to inform as early as possible.
Beyond the great disappointment, we simply wasted time and energy, and did not do other things, waste that could have been easily saved. Phone or mail. that's all.
Written July 27, 2018
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Dear Ofir T, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear about your disappointment. We totally understand your feelings after this accident when you had booked in advance and traveled a long way to reach us. Every guest is important to us and we are trying to be honest with each of you. Unfortunately, sometimes we can not predict weather conditions and we know about a possibility to operate tour only short time in advance. Once again, we are very sorry for this unfavorable situation and that we did not manage to inform you properly. Hopefully, you will give us another chance and join our tour someday. Kind regards, Gintare Húsavík Adventures
Written August 8, 2018
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Danya F
Columbus, OH406 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
In full disclosure I have been on five whale watching tours before this one but never on a Zodiac boat. On the day that we went out, the non-Zodiac boat seemed to get much closer to the humpback whales than our boat. Since we only saw the "humps" and tails of the whales (no breaching behavior), I feel that being higher up on a normal boat would have been more beneficial than being so low in a Zodiac boat. As for the puffins, you will not be able to see them well enough to photograph. (You need to go to Hafnarholmi in Borgarfjordur Eystri for that!) One consideration that I didn't expect was how bumpy a Zodiac boat would be on the open ocean. It was something to endure, more than to enjoy. I'm still hoping to see a blue whale someday so I will try more whale watching tours in strategic locations. If this is your first time whale watching, then you will be delighted. If you have whale watched before, you may be disappointed.
Written July 11, 2019
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Hello, thank you for taking the time to give us a review, we always welcome some constructive criticism as we always strive to do better every day. As with any whale watching tour, we are dealing with wild nature. Every tour is different and conditions and the bay can change very fast, both for species we see, whale behavior and numbers, as well as sea conditions. Sometimes we just have to deal with the luck of that day. Being on a small RIB boat has a lot of benefits, we reach the whales lot faster than normal boats and in most cases we can get closer to the whales, especially because you are closer to the water and sometimes the whale is literally next to you. We also have the freedom to explore more of the bay when needed. Having less people also gives us the opportunity to give a more personal tour and people don't have to fight for the view as sometimes happens on bigger boats. It's true that on rough waters the boat ride can be quite bumpy, we always try to warn our customers if we are expecting that. When the bay is calm the ride is actually very enjoyable :) It's also true that in other locations you get really close to the puffins, but we believe that it's simply a different experience to see them from the water, we also don't go closer as the see is so shallow around the island, but again, the RIB boats get a lot closer than the big ones. I personally love to see them all over the bay throughout the tour. Blue whales are often spotted in the bay, but mostly in June, but I truly hope you get lucky enough to see them one day. Again, thank you for your review, on behalf of Húsavík Adventures, Elísabet
Written July 17, 2019
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SteveD43
Westlake, OH6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
We have been on several whale watching experiences in Alaska and the Caribbean and this was the best. Our RIB boat was fast and comfortable far outpacing the other competitors. Our guides Stefan and Laura made note of our request to see Blue whales as we knew they are only in the area in June and early July. The other 3 guests agreed and Stefan to his credit went for it. They are farther out in the bay and chances were low. After following a few humpbacks for a time a large blow was spotted off in the distance and off we went. We were lucky enough to see 2 blue whales traveling together for about 45 minutes. The other boats got wind of the sightings and tried to make it but we're just too slow to get there before the action was over. Can't say enough about Stefan and Laura. The speed of these boats really make the difference in getting to sightings quickly and allow them to go farther out in the bay in the allotted time for the tour. Highly recommended.
Written June 16, 2018
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Dear SteveD43 Thank you for this great review, our company really appreciates it. We are happy to know that due to our captain and guide efforts you managed to see these rare and fast animals. Thank you for choosing us and hope to see you again. Kind regards, Gintare Húsavík Adventures
Written June 18, 2018
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F80
Jakarta, Indonesia50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Took the 10am rib tour. Ride was not bumpy at all. They took us to this small puffin rock/island where you can spot lots of puffins. Then off to see the whales. By the end of day we saw roughly 5-6 humpbacks, 1 mink whale, and one pod of dolphins. Definitely a great experience
Written June 14, 2018
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Dear, Fielders80. Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate it. I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour and it is really great that you got to see all those species in on trip! best regards Andrea
Written June 15, 2018
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HYerebl
Uetliberg, Switzerland21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
What a fantastic decision to choose Husavik Adventures. The speed boat allowed us to see 7!! different humpback whales from very close distance.
A very big thank you to Lara(Guide) and Keli(Captain) which made our tour an unforgettable experience.
Written September 25, 2017
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Hello Thank you for the awesome review. So glad you we're so lucky with the number of whale sightings and the overall feeling regarding the tour. This is what it's all about :) Best regards, Heiðar Halldórsson Húsavík Adventures
Written November 1, 2017
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NicoB15
Florence, Italy52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Their office is not as visible as the ones of the other companies... but it's worth to find it! They offered us a last minute boarding discount making the trip very convenient.
We first visited the puffins' island, then we started looking after whales. Keli, the captain, supported by Lara the guide, were able to spot 3 humpback whales, bringing us at less then 2m distance from them! Such a great experience listening to their breath and seeing them from so close.
We then headed to a different spot where the white dolphins started following us jumping out of water. Another great moment! 2hrs your in total. So: cheaper then others, fast, professional. Definitely recommended.
Written August 9, 2017
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Hello NicoB15 Thank you very much for your detailed and nice review. It seems that it was definitely a great tour! It is really nice to hear that you have enjoyed your tour with us, because our guides and captains always try to give the best of them in each tour. On the other hand, it is true that our office is not as visible as the others, and sometimes it can be a bit complicated to find it, but we are working on it. :) Thank you again for choosing Húsavík Adventures. Have a nice day. Laura Dominguez Húsavík Adventures
Written August 13, 2017
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pieteruit
Redmond, WA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Our family of four had such an incredible experience yesterday August 5th 2017. It was an beautiful sunny day and that must have brought the whales out big time :-). One was so curious that he 'played' with us and our boat for at least 20min. WOW.

The boating experience was awesome as well. Fast boat. Super friendly and knowledgeable crew. Did I say fast? These RIB boats are so much better than some of the other slow boats. Those boats were always chasing the whales and came too late to see too little.

AMAZING time. VERY VERY much recommend.
Written August 6, 2017
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Dear Pieteruit, Thank you very much for your awesome review, for your nice description of your tour and for your kind words to our crew. It is so nice for us to get feedback from our costumers and also to read that they enjoyed their tour with us and it seams like as if you all had a very funny and nice time with us. That makes us very glad. And we would also like to thank you four your lovey representation of the positive aspects of our RIB boats. Have a very nice day, Best regards, Leonhard Húsavík Adventures
Written August 7, 2017
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