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Boat tours

From whale watching to puffin tours to northern light cruises, coast hugging trips and more, they each provide an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Húsavík Adventures
Húsavík Adventures offers a unique experience for tourists travelling in Iceland. We offer Big Whales and Puffins and Midnight Sun Whale Watching (the latter tour is available from 1st of june to 31st July). Húsavík is located in the northern part of Iceland on the eastern shore of Skjálfandi Bay. Húsavík is known as the Whale Capital of Iceland. Welcome to our ticket office at Hafnarstétt 11, Húsavík. Click here to view our introduction video!
Fairytale at Sea - Jet Ski Tours
Fairytale At Sea is entertainment company in Ólafsfjörður who provides for scenic tours in unspoiled nature under the Ólafsfjarðarmúla and Hvanndalabjarg the highest precipice in Iceland.   Our jet ski trips take 2 hours and the maximum number of guest is 7. Price per person is ISK 24.900. Additional passenger only ISK 7.000.  Free video/photos of the trip!  We also provide tailor made custom tours. All protective clothing and safety equipment included. Be sincerely welcome to us.
Guesthouse Básar
Básar offers 18 beds in eight different rooms, either made up or for sleeping bags. Breakfast is on offer, as well as full meals if requested. The guesthouse is located next to the Arctic Circle and you only have to take three steps outside the guesthouse to cross  Email:
Gentle Giants Whale Watching
  Imagine encountering whales in wild nature. This is what we do at Gentle Giants and welcome you to join us. Gentle Giants offers whale watching tours and other exciting seafaring adventures from Húsavík, in the north of Iceland – often considered as the Whale Watching Capital of Europe. Our company is proud of its originality and background with more than 150 years of family history in Skjálfandi Bay. Welcome aboard traditional Icelandic oak boats or modern RIB speedboats in search of the giants of the ocean. Your chances of seeing whales are up to 97-99%.
Ferðamálafélag Hríseyjar
The House of Shark Jörundur.In the oldest house of Hrísey the House of Shark Jörundur, you will find an exhibition about the history of the island and the history of shark fishing in Iceland in earlier centuries. The house has been renovated and brought to its original state and now hosts the Tourist Information Office during summer which is open 1pm - 5 pm from the start of June until the end of August. Feel free to contact us outside regular opening hours call (+354) 695-0077 or email hrisey@hrisey.net for bookings. Holt - Memorial Museum of Alda Halldórsdóttir.This was the home where Alda Halldórsdóttir was born in 1913 and lived and grew up with her mother and uncle. The house along with its interiors, shows in a unique way a typical working-class home of that era where the new and the old meet. There you can also find a variety of handicrafts and embroidery by Alda, along with old photographs of her friends and relatives. Alda bequeathed "Holt" to the Hrisey community after her death, in order for it to be used as a memorial of times gone by.Information at hrisey@hrisey.net  
Arctic Sea Tours
Arctic Sea Tours offers Arctic whale watching, Grímsey Arctic Island and Arctic Sea Angling tours from Dalvik close to Akureyri in North Iceland. Our location is 66°N close to the Arctic circle which lies just north of Iceland and through Grimsey island. We operate licensed oak passenger boats, equipped according to strict standards set by the Icelandic Maritime Administration.  We emphasize on personal service and small groups of passengers. We do our best to make your tour a special one and provide you with an unforgettable experience. Private charter available all around the year.   Arctic Whale Watching. A great adventure and unique experience for everyone. In Dalvík you have an exceptionally good chance to encounter the great humpback whale or 94% and often we spot white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, the small harbour porpoises and sometimes even the majestic blue whale. Overall we see whales in 98% of our tours. 3 hour whale watching tour. Warm overalls to secure your comfort on board. Hot drinks and local refreshments. 15 minutes sea angling at the end of the tour. Grill of freshly caught fish once back in Dalvík. Departure every day all around the year at 13:00, more departure times in summer. Whale watching schedule Morning departure 09:00 from 15th may - 30th september Midday departure 13:00 all around the year Afternoon departure 17:00 15th june - 10th august Evening departure 20:30 1st july Grímsey Arctic Island Have you ever wanted to cross the arctic circle? Well this is your chance! You will sail over to Grimsey island where you will be able to cross over the arctic circle and experience local culture and food! 10 hour day tour! Transfer to Grímsey island and back with the ferry Sæfari. Guided tour while on the island. A light lunch. A stop at one of the best bird watching areas in Iceland. Seeing the work of the locals. Meeting the locals for a light chat. Departure 3 times a week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 09:00   Arctic Sea Angling. Fishing is fun for all ages! If you want to experience Icelandic culture this tour will give you exactly what you are looking for – with the fresh arctic air, fishing and a taste of the freshly caught catch, you will leave Iceland feeling like a true fisherman! 1-6 hour sea angling tour. No need for experience – we will teach you. Experienced fishermen on board. Fishing equipment & protective clothing. Taste of grilled fish at the harbour! Upon request all around the year.
Sealwatching
Sealwatching in Hvammstangi in the northwest of Iceland, only 197 KM's from Reykjavík.   The company was established in 2010. Sealwatching is a new experience in Icelandic tourism and we have just the right concept , service and boat for your clients. We offer boat trips from Hvammstangi around Miðfjörður and Húnaflói, giving you the opportunity to watch seals,birds and sometimes whales in their natural environment. Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes Our season : May 15th till September 30thBoat : beautifully restored and preserved old fishing vessel called Brimill. Boat capacity: 30 pax Daily departures : 10:00, 13:00, 16:00 Included : Hot chocolate, home baked cinnamon buns and Icelandic traditional „ástarpungar“ On board we provide poncho‘s from 66°North Prices are commissionable and we would love to hear from you and send you an agreement. Tailor made tours available upon request. Special group prices for 10 people or more. Bookings can be made in our homepage, by phone : +354 852 0645 +354 897 9900 or via email:  info@sealwatching.is or selasigling@simnet.is.  Please visit our homepage for more information www.sealwatching.is or send us an email if you have any questions. We look forward to receivingyour bookings and welcoming your clients to Hvammstangi
Whale Watching Hauganes
Whale Watching Hauganes is Iceland's oldest whale watching tour operator, based in the heart of Eyjafjörður fjord from where the whales are usually just a few minutes away. We always see humpback whales in our tours but also minke whales, harbour porpoises and dolphins. With some luck you can see orca whales (killer whales) and blue whales.   We operate two classic Icelandic oak boats that are both spacious and extremely stable in the still fjord of Eyjafjörður fjord which is well sheltered from the open North Atlantic Ocean. Inluded in our Whale Watching & Sea Angling tours you can enjoy sea angling at the end of the tour where you can take the filleted fish with you to enjoy later on.   All our tours are carbon neutral as we plant one tree for each tour and blend the oil with bio-diesel made locally from frying oils from local restaurants.   Also in Hauganes you will find a lovely restaurant, Baccalá Bar, a campsite, and the extremely popular hot tubs down by the black beach of Sandvík. You will find the unique beer spas just 5 minutes north from us, the only one of their kind in North Europe.  Whale watching and sea angling - 2 for the price of 1! Daily departures at 13:30 (1:30 pm) (if the minimum required isreached).  Sea angling at the end of the tour. Tour duration: 2,5 - 3 hours. Included: warm overalls (are also flotations suits), fishing rods, coffee and hot chocolate and pastries.  For more info call +354 867 0000, send an email to whales@whales.is or check out www.whales.is
Strýtan Divecenter
Strytan Divecenter is located in the small fishing village Hjalteyri 22. km north of Akureyri. GPS location N 65°51.055′– W 18°11.583′.   Dive with us at one of the wonder of the world the hydrothermal vents Strytan or Arnarnesstrytan the only similar place is found at 2500 meters. You can also dive with us at the crack Nesgjá where we have the continental plates between Europe and Amerika. Or with puffins in Grimsey or whales in Eyjafjordur. Please contact for tours and booking information.  
Whale Watching Akureyri
We guide and operate whale watching tours in North-Iceland, from the sea side town of Akureyri, on the magnificent Eyjafjord. Join our day tours and experience the famous Eyjafjord Humpback Whales in their natural habitat. Whale Watching Akureyri operates from the floating pier at Hof Cutural and Concert hall in the heart of down town Akureyri. We offer two types of vessels, a great value whale watching tour on our specially modified sightseeing ships or an adventurous, up close and personal wildlife tour on our custom made RIB boats. See detailed information below.
Arctic Trip
Arctic Trip was founded in 2015 by Halla Ingolfsdottir, a highly experienced guide with over 20 years of experience in guiding travelers around North Iceland, in Eyjafjordur and in particular in Grímsey where she has spent most of her days. Although recently founded, Arctic Trip has been in the making for several years; collecting experience, making social and business connections, testing the natural elements and wildlife. Halla has a passion for storytelling and the outdoors and she and her team is very excited to welcome you to the remote island of Grímsey, to be on top of the world! Arctic Trip was founded with the mission that everybody should enjoy a relaxed stay, to nourish their mind. We believe people should spend their holiday renewing themselves and creating memories that will last a lifetime. We respect the environment, the wildlife and the tender and fragile nature of Iceland. Preservation and respect for the nature is a key factor in the Arctic Trip manifesto.
Scandinavia Travel North
Scandinavia Travel North  is a destination management company operating in northeast Iceland, with special focus on walking and hiking tours in Húsavík, Diamond Circle packages and the northern region of the country in general. Our staff knows the area, that is why our tagline is: Travel North Iceland – We know the way! We offer full range of quality travel services, including transportation, tours, guiding, accommodation and outdoor activities booking, events, meals etc.   Scandinavia Travel North specializes in well defined customized tours for an unforgettable experience.   Besides standard tours, day tours or package tours, we do also design and run special routes off the beaten path. Our customized tours might lead you to some of the highlights of Iceland, but also to some less known or a bit hidden treasures, for an even more meaningful experience of exploring the country. We like to share with you both interesting and inspirational stories, and explain to you a bit about our culture, traditions and heritage. Groups are in good hands with us as we offers both professional and customised travel services, such as land arrangements, excursions, accommodations and activities. We have available a selection of programs, but we do offer as well tailor made itineraries and tours according to your wishes, special requests, time frame, budget and circumstances.  For small groups, friends, families or individual travellers, we offer readymade packages or tours, as private service, self-drive program, or in cooperation with other available resources. Scandinavia Travel North aims to meet traveller´s needs by organising full service itineraries that are inspiring, exploring and allow you to enjoy the moment.  And give you the opportunity to improve competence, wellbeing and self-awareness. We like the way of slow travel, and remind you that travelling in Iceland should take time as here are so many different places and ways to experience the vast beauty of Iceland. In addition to leisure tours and nature based tours, sightseeing tours and activities, we like to offer theme tours adjusted for special interests. For example; geology tours, birdwatching, photography tours, energy (sustainability) as well as food and culture tours.   We are happy to assist you with all aspects of your trip, whether it is educational programs, incentive, group, business or individual travelling, as long as it is within frame of ability and profession of our network. Even though Iceland and the weather can be bit unsure and adventurous in part, we like to express various seasons, with it´s different character and charm. We have more than the rest. Six seasons – More opportunities. More reason to visit again....and again.   For tour operators and travel agents we offer complete service for land arrangements in Iceland. Scandinavia Travel North is a fully licenced Travel Agency.
Salka Whale Watching
Husavik whale watching.  At Salka whale watching we offer whale watching tours on beautiful oak boats. Come and enjoy your self at sea. Take in the stunning landscape and get the chance to see whales, puffins, and birds in their natural surroundings. Our most popular tour is the whales and puffins tour. We sail off to puffin island where you can see thousands of puffins nesting, then we head to traditional whale watching areas at Skjalfandi bay. Our captains have years of experience as fishermen and whale watching captains and our guides have excellent knowledge of the local wildlife. Breath in the fresh air and let our very capable staff take good care of you.We are open from 23rd of April to 9th October.
North Sailing Whale Watching
The eco-friendly whale watching company   Enjoy the great variety of marine life in the unique environment of Skjálfandaflói bay aboard North Sailing’s meticulously renovated oak boats. Since its founding in 1995, North Sailing has been a pioneer of sustainable tourism, as well as being the first company in Iceland to offer regular whale watching tours. Whale watching is a popular activity for visitors to Iceland, and the company’s operations have grown fast.   The fishing village of Húsavík is now renowned for its spectacular whale watching opportunities, and Skjálfandaflói bay is one of only a handful of places in the world where the blue whale, the largest mammal on earth, is known to visit regularly.   North Sailing’s whale watching tours have given Húsavík the reputation of being Europe’s whale watching capital. One of North Sailing’s most ambitious goals is to empower sustainable tourism, and the company has put a lot of care and skill into renovating and maintaining its fleet of old oak fishing-ships.   First company in the world to offer carbon-free whale watching   On July 12th, 2015, the renovated schooner Opal, with its uniquely designed electrical system, was launched. The launching marked a world-wide first: Offering carbon-free whale watching tours by using only wind and electricity for propulsion.   In 2016, North Sailing will offer two kinds of carbon-free whale watching tours, with up to 5 tours scheduled per day. The company’s policy is clear, and in a few year’s time its whole fleet will be entirely carbon-free and driven by electricity.    North Sailing has received a number of awards and acknowledgements for its eco-friendly operations and innovative new designs, for example it received the Environmental Recognition of the Icelandic Tourist Board for the second time in 2015, as well as being awarded the silver prize at the coveted World Responsible Tourism Awards for “Best Innovation for Carbon Reduction”.   North Sailing offers a variety of exciting tours, such as whale watching tours in Hjalteyri (approx. 15-minute drive from Akureyri), whale watching in Tromsø, Norway, skiing in the Lyngen Alps, Norway, and week-long expeditions in Scoresby Sund on the east coast of Greenland.   Day tours:                          Departure:                                                        Duration: Whale Watching from Húsavík  Daily from 1. March - 14. Dec.                  3 hours Whales and Sails                     Daily from 1. Jun. - 15. Sept.                    3 hours                                  Longer tours:                                              Scoresby Sound Greenland        From 20. July to 21. Sept.                            7 days & nights                                  Specially designed tours on request.
Nonni Travel
Nonni Travel is fully licensed travel agency and tour operator, owned and managed by locals in the beautiful north of Iceland. Nonni Travel has been operating since 1989 and offers tours in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands for both individuals and groups.  We at Nonni Travel truly believe that those three countries are the most awesome places to be! Each country itself promises a unique experience and unforgettable memories. Each of them is completely different, each of them carries their own unique signature and spirit but they all stand for their breathtaking natural beauty, their pureness and authenticity and their fascinating Nordic cultural heritage and lifestyle. Over the past 30 years Nonni Travel has built a reputation for reliability and personal service. The guides and lecturers are carefully selected individuals with a good language standard and knowledge of history, culture, geography, geology and natural history. Nonni Travel aims to encourage the travel of foreign and Icelandic visitors to the region and can assist other agencies with clients wishing to travel to Iceland, Faroe Islands and Greenland. Through Nonni Travel you can book day tours, activities all over Iceland, package tours, tailor made tours, multi day tours, self drive packages and private guided tours. Nonni Travel is a one-stop shop for all your needs. Our mission & serviceWe want our clients to experience the spirit of the Arctic that we love so much and show them what we believe are Europe’s best hidden secrets. We want our customers to enjoy themselves, to be able to connect with the beauty of our destinations and go home with this certain glow in their eyes and a lot of good memories. We provide services in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands based on our extensive experience and networks in these countries We offer an awesome selection of tours – both standard and tailor-made & private – for indidvidual travellers, groups and cruiseship visitors all designed by ourselves or carefully selected from chosen partners We are in love with creating self-drive packages of any kind – from adventurous to slow travel We design unforgettable group experiences both guided and private We organize conferences and events (Our newest project we are totally proud of: We organize the Myvatn Marathon 2020!) We offer reliable ship handling & cruise service See also the company web site www.nonnitravel.is for further information on tours  
Drangey Tours
Our boat tours to Drangey Island start from Sauðárkrókur marina, surrounded by the stunning landscape of Skagafjordur in North of Iceland. Drangey island is a birdwatching paradise. The island is a nesting colony for thousands of seabirds, including puffins, guillemots, gannets, kittiwakes, fulmar, shearwaters along with ravens and gyrfalcons. The island is a sheer sided palagonite rock aproximately 180m high and provides a wonderful view over the whole fjord. A trip to Drangey is a unique experience combining  sightseeing, birdwatching, sailing, hiking with personal service and guidance. There is a man made path to the top of the island along the face of the cliffs. While hiking you can get up close to the puffins that frequently sit resting within a few meters of the path. During the hike our tour guides tell the ancient stories of Grettir the strong, a viking that lived on the island in excile and more recent ones of how the islands resources have harvested from past to present. The tour is suitable for both groups and individuals of all ages. The tour duration is approximately 4 hours. It´s not a problem if someone does not wish to take on the hiking part of the trip to the top of the island.  Those who wish can stay on the boat or go on shore at the small harbor in Drangey, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenes of nature all around. Over the summer months, 20.may - 20.August, we offer daily trips to Drangey from Sauðárkrókur at 10:00 am. In May and September are no scheduled tours but tours can be arranged on request.  
Bakkaflöt Travel Service
Bakkaflöt is a family-owned company that started in 1987. We offer a variety of accommodations. We have a 22 room guesthouse that offers cozy cabin with en suite bathrooms, double or triple rooms with shared bathrooms. We also have two bigger cottages with cooking facilities.  We have a small heated swimming pool outside and two hot tubs. Other facilities include a TV lounge, terrace, restaurant and bar area.  Next to the river Svartá we have a beautiful campsite with good cooking facilities.  In 1994 we started the river rafting in East glacial river and West glacial river.  West glacial river, class 2. Family rafting:  Scenic ride down the majestic Glacial Canyon. We´ll make a stop for a delicious hot chocolate from a geothermal spring and another stop to jump off a cliff. Great experience for the whole family.  East glacial river, class 4. Extreme rafting:  East glacial river is by far one of the best 1-day rafting rivers in Europe. Enjoy a delicious traditional Icelandic meat soup after the tour. The Extrem rafting is a total bliss and we can guarantee you will get wet.  Sit on top kayak trip down the river Svartá is an enjoyable and scenic nature ride in the midnight sun.  On site: accommodation in cabins and our guesthouse, camping site, small swimming pool, hot tubs, restaurant and bar.   

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Arctic See Angling and Hunting Böggvisbraut 6 620 Dalvík 663-8828
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