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:

Alexander F
Alexander F
17. April, 2024
Lovely day out Guide was very knowledgeable and the ship is beautiful, clearly taken very good care of by the experienced captain! Looking forward to going again some time in the future.
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Sherpa21476203938
18. February, 2024
Not to miss Exciting and moving. Charming staff, good humor, extra welcome. A magnificent moment. Small homemade snack.
Jasjit M
Jasjit M
11. October, 2023
Amazing experience in the whale watching capital! We booked the morning trip and it was fantastic! We got to see two humpback whales surface and dive multiple times, and our guide Marda plied us with amazing facts about whales throughout the trip. We couldn't feel our extremities by the end of the experience but it was totally worth it. You do have to keep in mind that you're watching an animal in the wild so you won't get very close or see too much of them, if anything at all. This is a worthy accommodation to make for sustainable observation of these animals, so as long as you go in with right expectations you'll have a great time.
A W
A W
24. September, 2023
Exciting & Authentic Whale Watching We had a lovely experience on the Moby Dick and were glad to have Mada as our guide on the boat. She is a marine biologist from Portugal who gave us interesting insights to the whales surrounding us - 10/10!
Raabo66
Raabo66
22. September, 2023
Was fun 1. Cheap. Not a given in Iceland 2. Not too long, 3 hours are enough. 3. Saw minke whales, but don't expect Moby Dick 4. Dress warmly. 5. We had fun 6 Don't eat fish & chips in the harbor, too expensive 300 meters further to the right in town there is a bakery. Have fun everyone
Diane R
Diane R
18. September, 2023
Great time, professional staff The staff was great! Gear was clean and in great condition. Our marine biologist was informative and we got a chance to see orcas! We also saw white beaked dolphins and humpback whales.
Jacquie B
Jacquie B
17. September, 2023
Amazing! Amazing staff and whale watching! Good sized group, not too big! Saw multiple humpbacks and the guide is a marine biologist, absolutely amazing!
Paul L
Paul L
15. September, 2023
Jumping whales Great trip with an excellent guide from Portugal. She knew so much that it made our trip extra interesting. When a “crazy” whale jumped 5 times , it made our trip even more special.
John E
John E
13. September, 2023
Amazing experience! Such an amazing time! Saw both a Razorback (fin) Whale and a Humpback Whale! Mada was an excellent, fun, and friendly guide! Definitely recommend!
Diego C
Diego C
10. September, 2023
Friendliness and helpfulness come first First of all it must be said that all the staff are extremely friendly, very attentive and very meticulous. Trip lasting 3 hours, they explain everything a bit, giving a lot of curiosities about whales. Before boarding they will provide you with a thermal suit, however I advise you to dress well, gloves and a hat are essential in this period.

Google reviews:

Enora Jg
Enora Jg
18. May, 2024
Superbe expérience réalisée debut mai 2024 et une guide au top. Petite compagnie qui respecte les animaux et qui nous a permis d'observer plusieurs baleines. Pas de mal de mer pour nous !
Maria Knaapinen
Maria Knaapinen
17. May, 2024
Such kind and professional crew. Respected the animals and gave interesting insight
Wasut Pornpatcharapong
Wasut Pornpatcharapong
15. May, 2024
(Bilingual review: English review on top รีวิวภาษาไทยอ่านด้านล่าง) Just visited in mid May (the day before this post) and our guide Marda was amazing! She is a marine biologist so the tour was highly informational. The captain is also highly experienced. I could tell that the tour does care about the marine wildlife as other reviewers mentioned (some operators in the area don't seem so). We saw lots of humpbacks jumping and dancing. We also saw some puffins searching for their food as well. หากใครอยากมาดูวาฬบริเวณเมือง Husavik แนะนำเจ้านี้เลย ไกด์เป็นนักชีววิทยาทางทะเล ให้ความรู้ได้ดีมาก ยิ้มแย้มแจ่มใสและเป็นมิตร และเป็นทัวร์ที่แคร์สวัสดิภาพของสัตว์ ไม่เหมือนอีกเจ้าที่เห็นในวันนั้นที่ใช้เรือสปีดโบ๊ทลำเล็ก ๆ ทั้ง ๆ ที่มีคนเยอะกว่า แถมแล่นเข้าไปใกล้ ๆ วาฬจนดูเหมือนไปรบกวนสัตว์ ถึงเจ้านี้ไม่ใช่เจ้าใหญ่สุดในเมืองนี้ แต่เป็นบริษัทเล็ก ๆ ที่ทำกันในครอบครัว อยากให้ทัวร์ดี ๆ ที่แคร์สัตว์และแคร์ลูกค้าอย่างเจ้านี้ได้ลูกค้าเยอะ ๆ
Benjamin Garnaud
Benjamin Garnaud
8. May, 2024
Great experience. The captain and the guide are very calm, you feel that they care a lot about the whales and they don’t want to disturb them. We saw 4 whales, the dance of the queue is very beautiful.
Ι. Στούρη
Ι. Στούρη
5. May, 2024
Amazing guide! They provided excellent treatment to the guests and highly respect the natural habitat. Highly recommended
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!!

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:

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Google reviews:

Enora Jg
Enora Jg
18. May, 2024
Superbe expérience réalisée debut mai 2024 et une guide au top. Petite compagnie qui respecte les animaux et qui nous a permis d'observer plusieurs baleines. Pas de mal de mer pour nous !
Maria Knaapinen
Maria Knaapinen
17. May, 2024
Such kind and professional crew. Respected the animals and gave interesting insight
Wasut Pornpatcharapong
Wasut Pornpatcharapong
15. May, 2024
(Bilingual review: English review on top รีวิวภาษาไทยอ่านด้านล่าง) Just visited in mid May (the day before this post) and our guide Marda was amazing! She is a marine biologist so the tour was highly informational. The captain is also highly experienced. I could tell that the tour does care about the marine wildlife as other reviewers mentioned (some operators in the area don't seem so). We saw lots of humpbacks jumping and dancing. We also saw some puffins searching for their food as well. หากใครอยากมาดูวาฬบริเวณเมือง Husavik แนะนำเจ้านี้เลย ไกด์เป็นนักชีววิทยาทางทะเล ให้ความรู้ได้ดีมาก ยิ้มแย้มแจ่มใสและเป็นมิตร และเป็นทัวร์ที่แคร์สวัสดิภาพของสัตว์ ไม่เหมือนอีกเจ้าที่เห็นในวันนั้นที่ใช้เรือสปีดโบ๊ทลำเล็ก ๆ ทั้ง ๆ ที่มีคนเยอะกว่า แถมแล่นเข้าไปใกล้ ๆ วาฬจนดูเหมือนไปรบกวนสัตว์ ถึงเจ้านี้ไม่ใช่เจ้าใหญ่สุดในเมืองนี้ แต่เป็นบริษัทเล็ก ๆ ที่ทำกันในครอบครัว อยากให้ทัวร์ดี ๆ ที่แคร์สัตว์และแคร์ลูกค้าอย่างเจ้านี้ได้ลูกค้าเยอะ ๆ
Benjamin Garnaud
Benjamin Garnaud
8. May, 2024
Great experience. The captain and the guide are very calm, you feel that they care a lot about the whales and they don’t want to disturb them. We saw 4 whales, the dance of the queue is very beautiful.
Ι. Στούρη
Ι. Στούρη
5. May, 2024
Amazing guide! They provided excellent treatment to the guests and highly respect the natural habitat. Highly recommended
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!!

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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!

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Address:

Hafnarstétt 27-24

640 Húsavík

Iceland

 

We offer free parking from here.

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