Whale Watching


Whale Watching in Húsavík

The holiday apartments North I and II are located just half an hour driving from Húsavík, the whale watching capital of Iceland.

The whale watching season starts as early as april and runs through september with several trips per day during the height of the season. Most common are humpback whales, minke whales, white beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises.  Among other species observed in Skjálfandi bay are blue whales, northern bottle nosed whales, sei whales, fin whales and pilot whales.

Whale Museum and whale research

The Húsavík Whale Museum was established in 1997 and moved into its current location by the harbour in 2002. Museum staff has been going out daily with the whale watching boats ever since 1998 to research and record data on the behaviour of whales in the bay. Experts from around the world have also participated in this research.

In 2007, the Húsavík Research Centre for marine mammal research was established under the auspices of the University of Iceland in close collaboration with the Húsavík Academic Centre and the Northeast Iceland Nature Centre.

Whale Watching Tours:

North Sailing
Gentle Giants