Whale Watching Iceland

Whales.is, offers a unique whale watching Iceland tour from Hauganes. We also regularly see Minke whales, humpback whales, and white-beaked dolphins. We arrange small groups so you are all able to ask questions to the captain and the guides who are very knowledgeable and friendly! Join us for a whale watching tour if you are staying in Husavik, Dalvik or Akureyri

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Whale watching Iceland
The oldest whale watching operator in Iceland
– Daily departures from the heart of Eyjafjordur, only 20 min drive north of Akureyri, in North Iceland.
We look forward to seeing you in 2017!

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Whale Watching Tour – Best location to experience whales in their natural habitat.

Whale Watching Hauganes is extremely proud of being the oldest whale watching Iceland company. We have toured with travelers on whale watching since 1993. Northern Iceland is globally recognized as the best location to experience whales in the world. Join us for a whale watching tour if you are staying in Husavik, Dalvik or Akureyri. See the Humpback whales, white beaked dolphins and minke whales.


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Welcome to Hauganes!

We can't wait to meet you and take you on a journey from our little village of Hauganes in North Iceland. - We are located in the heart of Eyjafjordur bay, only 20 min drive north of Akureyri, and live in harmony with many whale species in the ocean around us. We hope to deliver the best whale watching tour.

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Our first week

What an amazing first week we’ve had of whale watching here from Hauganes in the heart of Eyjajförður fjord. Both our oak boats were ready in time, having worked on them all winter in order to have them up and running, painted and fixed for the new season. And what beauties they are! The weather has been really good, in spite of some morning fog which has cleared off mostly by noon. Also, the winds are getting warmer for the summer giving us 10-15 °C (50-59 degrees Fahrenheit) heat. So it’s safe to say that the summer is here, with all its splendour!

Our whales

So what have we seen this first week of the season? Well, first and foremost the humpback whale never ceases to amaze us when it comes to size and agility. In spite of being fully grown up to 14 m (46 ft) in length, the humpbacks do not hesitate to jump and slap their tail to show off and communicate with with other whales in the area. We’ve also seen lots of harbour porpoises and white-beaked dolphins, the latter ones loving to catch the wave before the boat and swim alongside. Before long we should also see minke whales, and even orcas and blue whales.

Our oak boats

Our new oak boat, Gunnar Hámundarson, is almost ready for the season. He could take 100 guests but as we don’t want the boat to be too crowded and that everyone can see the whales unhindered, Gunnar will take 70 guests. Niels Jónssin, our other classic Icelandic oak boat will have room for 50 people, again with loads of space for us all.

Our carbon neutral program

Through our carbon neutral program we have now planted five trees at the camping ground of Hauganes where they will grow for the next decades and even centuries. These are called Viðja in Icelandic or dark-leaved willow in English and can become up to 8 m (26 ft) tall. Also, our boats both run on Biodiesel which is produced in Akureyri from recycled cooking oil from restaurants in the Eyjafjörðuri area. These are our first measurements to minimize our carbon footprint and to make our whale watching experience even more nature friendly.

We hope to see you all here in Eyjafjörðdur fjord, whether you are staying in Akureyri, Dalvik, Siglufjordur or even Husavik, Hauganes is always within just within one or two hours reach. The scenery on the way to Hauganes is beautiful so you will definitely enjoy the ride!

Remember, there is also a restaurant here in Hauganes, Baccalá Bar and a campsite.

We hope to see you all here in beautiful Hauganes this summer so that we can invite you for the tour of your lifetime!

Experience Whale Watching Iceland tour in a traditional oak boat!