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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 30th
Boat : 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 receiving
your bookings and welcoming your clients to Hvammstangi

Sealwatching

Höfðabraut 13

GPS Points N65° 23' 40.245" W20° 56' 45.869"
Opening period 15/05 - 30/09

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Map Akureyri Hrafnagil Grímsey Raufarhöfn Kópasker Þórshöfn Bakkafjörður Húsavík Mývatn Laugar Svalbarðseyri Grenivík Hjalteyri Hauganes Árskógssandur Dalvík Hrísey Ólafsfjörður Siglufjörður Hofsós Hólar Varmahlíð Sauðárkrókur Skagaströnd Blöndós Hvammstangi Laugarbakki Borðeyri