Welcome to our world of whales

A small family run whale watching tour company dedicated in giving you the best possible experience!

Why book your whale watching with us?

At our family-run whale watching business, we believe that every tour should be an unforgettable experience. That's why we work tirelessly to ensure that our guests have the best possible whale watching experience. Our boat is equipped with the latest technology and safety equipment, and our knowledgeable guides will share their passion for the whales of Skjalfandi with you on your journey.

Read reviews from previous guests

Tripadvisor reviews:

  • star ratingSmall company, small boat, nice trip - A special experience in a small boat, kindly received by Captain Svava and our charming and very well qualified guide: Madalena.

    It's impossible to the operators to guarantee someone... read more

    Caruncho99
    July 10, 2023

    star ratingAmazing (almost) private tour to whales & puffins - We booked a tour with this small company. We had a wonderful 3 hour trip. The crew respects the animals and keeps a fair distance not to disturb the whales... read more

    aurelieke
    July 12, 2023

    star ratingAmazing Day! - We booked this online with ease. Met the boat at the dock. Captain and guide were fantastic. Our guide, Mada, is a marine biologist. She... read more

    ArrowAnnie
    July 8, 2023
  • star ratingSuper expérience, Magda and her team were very kind. We saw a minke whale during 45min and maybe 6 apparences
    We recommend it

    Connector130898
    August 23, 2023

    star ratingGreat experience - I recently went whale watching with MobyDick and had an amazing experience. We were lucky enough to spot a total of 9 whales during the trip. The tour guide was... read more

    Discover30482251742
    July 9, 2023

    star ratingComfortable whale watching experience - We got to see 2 whales. The guide was very enthousiastic. The experience was relaxed and comfortable. Moby Dick waited until we all could see a full whale tail etc.... read more

    rpamvangils
    August 18, 2023
  • star ratingGreat experience and great value  - A great experience. Captain did a great job of keeping the whale insight. The guide’s knowledge and enthusiasm was amazing. I highly recommend this company.

    Jeff G
    August 22, 2023

    star rating9 hump backs and a great experience! - My brother, cousin and I enjoyed our 3 hour whale watching trip starting in Húsavík so much. On this trip we saw at least 9 hump back whales, Mada was... read more

    jorimdekroon
    July 9, 2023

    star ratingAmazing experience and people - This was such a fantastic experience! The trip felt very personal and you could tell how much they care about the whales. We were lucky enough that the whales came... read more

    Diana B
    July 7, 2023

Google reviews:

molly lowe
molly lowe
15. October, 2023
We saw three whales! And the guide, Mara I think was her name was amazing.
Ralf Jalovitchi
Ralf Jalovitchi
10. October, 2023
Super geführtes Familienunternehmen mit total freundlicher Besatzung und höchst informativen Erklärungen zum Thema Wale und Wale beobachten!!
Adela Barochova
Adela Barochova
29. September, 2023
The best whale watching in Husavik. Very good price compared to other businesses here. Marta was very helpful and she made sure everyone was feeling comfortable. We saw humpback whales and it was on of the best experiences on Iceland. Only negative thing was sea sickness:) Would recommend 🤩
sportpitti
sportpitti
28. September, 2023
Wir sind mit Friends of Moby Dick auf See gefahren, um evtl einen Wal zu sehen. Der Ausflug war wunderbar, die Erklärungen sind verständlich und von hoher Kenntnis geprägt und gleichzeitig konnte glaubhaft dargestellt werden, dass man sich um das Wohlergehen der Meeresbewohner Gedanken macht und nicht wie schnell man eine Sensation nach der anderen erlangt. Insgesamt ein bleibender Eindruck auch weil wir tatsächlich Wale sehen durften ohne diese zu sehr zu belästigen. Hier würde ich immer wieder buchen.
Serena Baldini
Serena Baldini
24. September, 2023
Davvero un’esperienza molto bella anche se le probabilità di vedere balene erano inizialmente scarse, alla fine siamo riusciti a vederne una da vicinissimo, un’emozione unica. Lo staff è amichevole, Mada è molto appassionata e cordiale, mi ha dato anche consigli per il mal di mare, lo consiglio!
Desiree Ahring
Desiree Ahring
24. September, 2023
Thank you very much for the great tour and the respect for the whales. Small group, great information and you can tell that it's not about profit, but rather they want to bring the guests closer to the lives of animals.
Daniel Martin
Daniel Martin
22. September, 2023
En Husavik hay varias empresas y todas hacen un tour similar, de hecho se comunican entre ellas en el mar cuando una de ellas encuentra una ballena, salen a las mismas horas, etc. Ver más o menos ballenas no depende de estas agencias, pero lo que sí está en su mano son cosas como la amabilidad de la guía, la experiencia del capitán para ir al lugar adecuado y aumentar las posibilidades de avistamiento, el número de personas que meten en el barco, la ropa que te dan...y en mi caso, estoy muy contento con Friends of Moby Dick. La guía es super simpática, el capitán estuvo en el momento y lugar adecuado para ver las ballenas que vimos, no se acerca demasiado (para no molestarlas) pero tampoco se queda excesivamente lejos...en definitiva, lo recomiendo. En mi caso, tuvimos suerte de ver 2 ballenas jorobadas y una de ellas se puso a saltar fuera del agua!! Tuvimos mucha suerte
Marie Delbouve
Marie Delbouve
17. September, 2023
Expérience exceptionnelle !!! Super excursions avec des passionnés de baleine. Nous avons vu des dauphins des baleines et des orques 😍. Personnel accueillant, bien organisé. Le bateau n'est pas surchargé de personnes comme les autres compagnies. Enfin une excursion qui vaut sont prix ☺️ Ils vous prête une combinaison chaude . Et vous avez avec eux 30% de réduction pour le musée de la baleine .

See Nature in a new way

Welcome to our whale watching business in Husavik, Iceland, the whale watching capital of Europe. Our team of experienced whale watching experts is passionate about providing our guests with the best possible whale watching experience in the pristine waters of Iceland. We offer daily tours that are tailored to the needs of our guests and take you on a journey to discover the amazing world of whales in their natural habitat.

Responsible and sustainable tourism

At Friends of Moby Dick, we are committed to responsible and sustainable tourism. We follow strict guidelines to ensure that we do not disturb the whales or their environment. Our tours are also designed to minimize our impact on the environment, and we encourage our guests to take an active role in protecting the whales and their habitats. We proudly follow Code of Conduct for Responsible Whale Watching with respect for the wildlife and surroundings.

Family friendly Tours

We are proud to be a family-run business and we are dedicated to providing our guests with the best possible whale watching experience. Our team of experienced whale watching experts is passionate about finding and showing whales to our guests in the pristine waters of Iceland. We believe that every tour should be an unforgettable experience and we work tirelessly to ensure the best whale watching encounter for both, humans and whales.

Our accommodation in Húsavík

Centrally situated in the heart of the town, Gamli skólinn offers an ideal location in close proximity to restaurants, cafes, the botanical garden, the church, Húsavík museum, The Whale Museum, and the harbor. Húsavík is renowned for its captivating whale watching experiences, and Arnar and his family are deeply involved in this maritime adventure. They also manage a whale-watching company named Friends of Moby Dick, extending a special 10% discount off their standard rates exclusively for guests of Gamli skólinn. Gamli Skólinn beckons you with three exquisitely adorned apartments, each offering a unique and comfortable retreat. The first and second-floor apartments boast three bedrooms, accommodating up to 6 guests, while the loft features 2 bedrooms, providing a cozy haven for up to 4 guests. Immerse yourself in the charm of these thoughtfully designed spaces, where attention to detail meets the warmth of Icelandic hospitality. We sincerely hope that your time with us at Gamli Skólinn is filled with comfort, relaxation, and the joy of discovering the enchanting surroundings of Húsavík.

Reviews from previous guests

Tripadvisor reviews:

  • star ratingA beautiful experience for lifetime - It is a very service minded tour and we saw 2 minke whales and 2-3 humpback whales and in a close range. Such beautitul experience. I can only recommand to everyone.

    Irene S
    July 23, 2023

    star ratingSuper expérience, Magda and her team were very kind. We saw a minke whale during 45min and maybe 6 apparences
    We recommend it

    Connector130898
    August 23, 2023

    star ratingVery welcoming new (but very experienced) crew! Informative, friendly and helpful. The response to change our booking was fast, and they allowed us to change the tour to a day... read more

    sandrakH9945WE
    July 10, 2023
  • star ratingGreat experience and great value  - A great experience. Captain did a great job of keeping the whale insight. The guide’s knowledge and enthusiasm was amazing. I highly recommend this company.

    Jeff G
    August 22, 2023

    star ratingAmazing (almost) private tour to whales & puffins - We booked a tour with this small company. We had a wonderful 3 hour trip. The crew respects the animals and keeps a fair distance not to disturb the whales... read more

    aurelieke
    July 12, 2023

    star ratingSmall company, small boat, nice trip - A special experience in a small boat, kindly received by Captain Svava and our charming and very well qualified guide: Madalena.

    It's impossible to the operators to guarantee someone... read more

    Caruncho99
    July 10, 2023
  • star ratingComfortable whale watching experience - We got to see 2 whales. The guide was very enthousiastic. The experience was relaxed and comfortable. Moby Dick waited until we all could see a full whale tail etc.... read more

    rpamvangils
    August 18, 2023

    star ratingHighly recommend! - The most amazing whale watching experience! This is a sweet little family run business and they had a great boat and warm suits! The guide was great and ensured sure... read more

    Alana H
    July 11, 2023

    star ratingGreat experience - I recently went whale watching with MobyDick and had an amazing experience. We were lucky enough to spot a total of 9 whales during the trip. The tour guide was... read more

    Discover30482251742
    July 9, 2023

Google reviews:

molly lowe
molly lowe
15. October, 2023
We saw three whales! And the guide, Mara I think was her name was amazing.
Ralf Jalovitchi
Ralf Jalovitchi
10. October, 2023
Super geführtes Familienunternehmen mit total freundlicher Besatzung und höchst informativen Erklärungen zum Thema Wale und Wale beobachten!!
Adela Barochova
Adela Barochova
29. September, 2023
The best whale watching in Husavik. Very good price compared to other businesses here. Marta was very helpful and she made sure everyone was feeling comfortable. We saw humpback whales and it was on of the best experiences on Iceland. Only negative thing was sea sickness:) Would recommend 🤩
sportpitti
sportpitti
28. September, 2023
Wir sind mit Friends of Moby Dick auf See gefahren, um evtl einen Wal zu sehen. Der Ausflug war wunderbar, die Erklärungen sind verständlich und von hoher Kenntnis geprägt und gleichzeitig konnte glaubhaft dargestellt werden, dass man sich um das Wohlergehen der Meeresbewohner Gedanken macht und nicht wie schnell man eine Sensation nach der anderen erlangt. Insgesamt ein bleibender Eindruck auch weil wir tatsächlich Wale sehen durften ohne diese zu sehr zu belästigen. Hier würde ich immer wieder buchen.
Serena Baldini
Serena Baldini
24. September, 2023
Davvero un’esperienza molto bella anche se le probabilità di vedere balene erano inizialmente scarse, alla fine siamo riusciti a vederne una da vicinissimo, un’emozione unica. Lo staff è amichevole, Mada è molto appassionata e cordiale, mi ha dato anche consigli per il mal di mare, lo consiglio!
Desiree Ahring
Desiree Ahring
24. September, 2023
Thank you very much for the great tour and the respect for the whales. Small group, great information and you can tell that it's not about profit, but rather they want to bring the guests closer to the lives of animals.
Daniel Martin
Daniel Martin
22. September, 2023
En Husavik hay varias empresas y todas hacen un tour similar, de hecho se comunican entre ellas en el mar cuando una de ellas encuentra una ballena, salen a las mismas horas, etc. Ver más o menos ballenas no depende de estas agencias, pero lo que sí está en su mano son cosas como la amabilidad de la guía, la experiencia del capitán para ir al lugar adecuado y aumentar las posibilidades de avistamiento, el número de personas que meten en el barco, la ropa que te dan...y en mi caso, estoy muy contento con Friends of Moby Dick. La guía es super simpática, el capitán estuvo en el momento y lugar adecuado para ver las ballenas que vimos, no se acerca demasiado (para no molestarlas) pero tampoco se queda excesivamente lejos...en definitiva, lo recomiendo. En mi caso, tuvimos suerte de ver 2 ballenas jorobadas y una de ellas se puso a saltar fuera del agua!! Tuvimos mucha suerte
Marie Delbouve
Marie Delbouve
17. September, 2023
Expérience exceptionnelle !!! Super excursions avec des passionnés de baleine. Nous avons vu des dauphins des baleines et des orques 😍. Personnel accueillant, bien organisé. Le bateau n'est pas surchargé de personnes comme les autres compagnies. Enfin une excursion qui vaut sont prix ☺️ Ils vous prête une combinaison chaude . Et vous avez avec eux 30% de réduction pour le musée de la baleine .

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Duration: 3-3.5 hrs Prices: 10,900 ISK (15 years and older) 5,450 ISK (7-15 years) Free (0-6 years)

The waters around Húsavik are home to several species of cetaceans, including the more common Humpback and Minke whales as well as rarer visitors such as Blue, Fin and Killer whales. White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoises can also be seen on our trips. These magnificent creatures are truly a sight to behold and our team of whale watching experts will help you get up close and personal with them.

In addition to whale watching, our tours offer breathtaking views of the beautiful Icelandic coastline and the chance to see other marine life such as seals, and sea birds. Our boat is designed to provide a comfortable and stable platform for viewing wildlife, and our knowledgeable guides will provide you with a wealth of information about the whales,their habitats and other marine life.

This is our whale watching tour. We will head West towards Kinnarfjöll, the highest point is syðri háganga *(1284m). On that way we are passing through the best whale watching area in Skjalfandi bay, we can expect to see Humpbacks and Minkes and sometimes other species like Blue or Fin whales, we will spend the rest of our tour with the whales and then return to Husavik.

Tour details:

Duration: 3-3.5 hrs

Prices:

10,900 ISK (15 years and older)
5,450 ISK (7-15 years)
Free (0-6 years)

*20% discount in Whale Museum by showing their boarding pass at the entrance.

We never promise a whale sighting, no one can. These are wild animals in their natural habitat and we have no control over them. However, the chances of finding whales in the nutrient rich waters of Skjalfandi are very high.

So why not join us on one of our daily whale watching tours and discover the amazing world of whales in their natural habitat. Our team of experienced whale watching experts will guide you on a journey of discovery and provide you with an unforgettable experience that you will treasure forever. Book your tour today and start your journey to the world of whales in Iceland.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for an unique whale watching experience in Husavik, Iceland, look no further than whale watching with Friends of Moby Dick.

Book your tour today and start your journey to the world of whales in Iceland!

Click the map to get Google Maps directions.

Address:

Hafnarstétt 27-24

640 Húsavík

Iceland

 

We offer free parking from here.

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