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About Whale Watching Hauganes
Whale Watching Hauganes is the oldest whale watching tour operator in Iceland based just 25 minute drive north from Akureyri. You will enjoy a fantastic scenery, birdlife, and of course the diverse range of whale species of Eyjafjordur. Commonly, we see Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Harbour Porpoise, and White Beaked Dolphins. If you're lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a Killer Whale or a Blue Whale! Enjoy a little sea angling on the return trip and have your catch filleted to take with you. In 2017 we had a 100% success rate of spotting whales and expect no less this year! With our carbon neutral program, a cooperative effort with our local authorities, we neutralize the carbon emissions we create through our special Whale Forest forestry plan. Also, our oak boats run partially on biodiesel made from recycled cooking oil from local restaurants. Our guests can therefore be assure that by traveling with Whale Watching Hauganes they minimize their carbon footprint.
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We were supposed to go whale watching in Husavik however the seas looked pretty rough there and Hauganes is located near much calmer waters. Sure enough we had wonderful calm seas and were treated to an amazing show of Humpback whales and Porpoises. After a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Global_Traveller11
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Very smiley crew, lots of humpack whales (about 30!!!!), good hot chocolate and nice cod fishing in the end. We could keep the fish to cook it ourselves afterwards. Delicious,

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aurélia C
Reviewed October 21, 2018

We went on the whale watching/fishing trip in the afternoon. This was one of the funnest things we did while were in Iceland, DO NOT SKIP IT! We only found one whale but it came to the surface and then dove several times. Only two...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ken3787
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful experience, very interesting adventure and whales clearer Then they appear in these images

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lucia B
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We have seen around ten whales which was pretty impressive. They give you cold protective suits, hats and gloves which help a lot if you come unprepared. The crew was really nice and helped us spot the whales. A bonus, we had very good hot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank roxanati
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We decided to take Whale Watching Hauganes after we found their brochure somewhere in the way. They were the cheapest if you book on the internet (giving you 10% reduction). These guys are really professional. We could see and watch so many whales. They know...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RanHaifa
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We stayed in the area (Skjaldarvik Guesthouse) and knew we wanted to see whales in specifically in the Eyjafjördur in the north of Iceland as they say its one of the best spots in the world (!). We were recommended to go with Hauganes whale...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sarah E
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We saw that this company reported 100% success of whale spotting in 2017 and thought that couldn't be true... let me tell you, not only did we see numerous whales, one curious youngster spent about 20 minutes FIVE FEET FROM OUR BOAT!!! We also saw...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leah S
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We took a 5:00 tour into the fjord and were blessed to see many whales. A special treat... there was a pod of Pilot Whales (about 40-50 of them)! The captain had not seen them in 25 years. They were amazing to watch! We also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jenny H
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We took the tour and within 15 mts we saw 2 humpbacks, in all we got to see about 6 of them. Ofcourse its once in a lifetime thing for most people to see them in the natural envrionment. Not only that you get to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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kgaimecr
September 12, 2017|
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Response from adalsteinnh2015 | Property representative |
Hi kgaimecr. We will have two tours per day until the end of September, at 9:30 and 13:30 (1:20 pm). Don't hesitate to send us an email (whales@whales.is) if you have any trouble booking and we will do it for you. Looking... More
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Pipo2968
August 19, 2017|
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Hi Pipo2968. We do have 6-8 rods on our bout and we allow those who want to try their luck in sea angling to grab one when we stop for fishing. If there are more who want to try fishing the guide sees to that all will have a... More
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uwred1
July 2, 2017|
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Response from adalsteinnh2015 | Property representative |
Hi there uwred1! We operate two classic Icelandic oak boats, one that takes 50 passengers and one that takes 70. Both are very spacious and could take at least 30% more guests, but we want to make the tour as comfortable and... More
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