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Whale Watching Hauganes

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Hauganes, Iceland
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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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drew d wrote a review Yesterday
Beacon, New York369 contributions139 helpful votes
Fantastic, amazing, Wonderful. First we had to get safety gear on then walked over to the boat. Got on and had an option to go up top or stay on the deck. Movement back and forth and up and down was allowed. We puttered out into the fjord and found a whale, Stratchy, because he had scars on his tail. The Captain was informative and answered questions. Both he and the Engineer watched for and told us where to look. They maneuvered the boat so that everyone could get a look and pictures. EXCELLENT Company and Staff!! Obviously we were lucky enough to have fairly calm seas and whales to see. Nature can not be predicted or controlled. The people that wrote negative reviews should keep that in mind. We had coffee or hot cocoa and cookies as we came back into the harbor. Wonderful experience.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Verónica G wrote a review May 8
Reykjavik, Iceland33 contributions
Me and my friends went on a Whale Watching tour with Whale Watching Hauganes and it was an amazing experience. We spotted the whales several times and from upclose, the captain always tried to bring us as close as possible to them. The boat not too big and wasn't crowded, which was just fabulous. They offered coffee and hot chocolate to keep us warm. Definitely recommend going with Whale Watching Hauganes!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Franka R wrote a review May 4
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We had a great whale watching trip!! The whole team was incredibly nice, welcoming and super competent and we were so lucky to see even three different whale species from very close! This was a great experience and we can just highly recommend hauganes whale watching!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Cristian R wrote a review May 2
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If you want to be sure to see some whales then you have to book with Whale Watching Hauganes. Truly an amazing experience. We saw a whale every 45 seconds for about 35-40 mins once we made it out to the Fjord. The captain and the guide have a keen eye for spotting the whales right before they pop up and are quick to yell them out. The boats used for their tours are really well maintained and perfect for whale watching as you can move around the boat and change directions to look from. Whale Watching Hauganes also offers hot chocolate, coffee and sweet treats for their guest which was a really pleasant gesture that went a long way with everyone onboard. This is a great tour for families, couples, friends or even solo travelers as you’ll be sure to meet others on the boat. Thank you to everyone at Whale Watching Hauganes for creating such an unforgettable experience. 10/10 WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Janelly G wrote a review Apr 2022
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After doing a lot of research, we decided to go with this whale company and we are so thankful we did. The entire staff was so kind and knowledgeable throughout the entire trip, they really know what they’re doing! They even put out hot chocolate, coffe and a snack for you to enjoy while whale watching. Another cool thing is they provide you with the suit so you don’t get cold or wet which was awesome to experience wearing one. We saw so many whales on the day we went since they were feeding early. We had the best time and it was the highlight of our entire Iceland trip. Oh and they even have really cool hot tubs across the whale watching company with the cold water plunge in the sea and the delicious restaurant next door. We definitely recommend the fish and chips if you go to the restaurant after the whale watching tour. You can easily spend 5 hours between the three places all in one convenient spot! 10/10 experience and day!!! Can’t wait to come back to Iceland and do this tour again :)
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Date of experience: April 2022
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