Studying Whales and Wildlife Experience in Skjalfandi Bay
Why take this tour?
Join us for this fascinating citizen-science tour and learn about whales, wildlife and ocean conservation. Participate in micro-plastic analysis and ocean research with our onboard marine experts. Sailing among the whales in Skjalfandi Bay is the perfect way to get a greater insight into life in the ocean. During the tour, you will learn about the importance of whales in the marine ecosystem. We will use a manta trawl to take samples from the bay, which we will carefully examine in a microscope afterwards. You will also get the chance to learn the old and eco-friendly ways of sailing from our experienced and friendly sailboat crew.
Restroom on board
Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns
Marine research expert
Frequently asked questions
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Before you book
Duration: 3h 30m
Mobile tickets accepted
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Eco-friendly whale watching since 1995! Pioneers in whale watching and sustainable tourism, North Sailing is a dedicated family company with a great respect for wildlife and nature. Since the beginning in Husavik, in 1995, North Sailing has been awarded both nationally and internationally for innovation, regional development and sustainability. The Husavik original whale watching tour with North Sailing has been visitors' top pick for more than 20 years, placing the small fishing town on the map as the whale watching capital of Iceland. Now the tour is available carbon-neutral, a 100% natural experience on silent, green energy, electric boats with minimum disturbance to whales and nature. Also offering puffins and northern lights tours from Husavik. With the authentic fleet, highly qualified and dedicated crew with great sailing experience and wildlife knowledge, North Sailing seeks to inspire people to reconnect with history and nature.
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