This unique tour combines whale watching and bird watching with a sailing adventure aboard one of Iceland's two schooners. Travel on the schooner Haukur and experience the atmosphere of days gone by and. If you want to, you even get a chance to lend a hand and help set sail as a lee helmsman.
Small birds and big whales
First you set sail to Lundey, the puffin island and the waters here are also known as a traditional whale watching area. Lundey, one of Skjálfandi bay's pearls is the home of about 200 thousand puffins during their breeding time offering an unforgettable experience to spend some time near the island watching puffins and other birds. Húsavík has been called the best place in the world to see the friendly mink whale. They are normally quite timid creatures but here they have been known to approach the boats and surface right alongside. Whales are often encountered within 20 minutes of leaving the harbour and appear to take as much interest in humans as we do in them. Boisterous white beaked dolphins, and harbour porpoises frequently join the party and sometimes humpback and other large whales are spotted. Extra clothes like warm overalls, raincoats, hats, gloves and blankets are available for your convenience.