Arctic Adventures proudly offers whale-watching day tours, both from Reykjavik and from Húsavik in North Iceland.
Iceland is the whale-watching capital of Europe, and we are excited to now send trips from both the South and North. The whales most frequently seen on our trips are Minke Whales and Humpback Whales, and we sometimes see dolphins, porpoises, and other species as well; are you feeling adventurous enough to find Moby Dick? We have excellent guides to lead your trip, and describe what you can see and how to look for it! We always begin with a friendly introduction and guide to safety.
What we can see always depends upon the season and sea conditions; therefore no two whale-watching excursions are identical. We need to be flexible, and organize your trip by taking into account the weather, conditions, and time of year. Our qualified guides are always happy to answer your questions, and safely is our first priority.
For your comfort and protection, we can lend you special suits to keep warm, though we also strongly advise you to wear your warmest clothes- jacket, scarf, gloves, hat, etc.- as it can get very cold when the boat is moving, even in the summertime. If you prefer, you can sit warmly and cozily inside the boat and watch the whales through the large windows. We offer hot soups and drinks at our on-board café.
A summer trip from Reykjavik stops at either Akurey or Lundey, depending on conditions, to watch the charming puffins at play (May 15th- August15th). We rarely need to travel further than 15km from the harbor in order to spot whales. Each excursion lasts from 2.5-3.5 hours. If you´re willing to travel a bit further away, we encourage you to join us in Húsavik for the Original Whale-Watching Tour.
Located in North Iceland, 480km from Reykjavik and about 1 hour from the town of Akureyri, Húsavik is an authentic fishing town with 2,300 residents. Húsavik is known as the whale-watching capital of Iceland (and Europe), and the harbor is crowded with fishing boats, close to the colorful houses of the town. This trip is a chance to witness whales in their natural environment, spectacular bird watching, and magnificent scenery.
If you are interested in mixing whale-watching with some whitewater rafting action we offer the Whales & Whitewater combination day tour.
We hope you will join us on a whale-watching journey!