Whale Watching Hauganes – Icelandic pioneer

Whale watching has been a popular recreation in Iceland for the past decades. Not everybody knows that the first tours in Iceland took place in Hauganes. whale-logo

Whale watching Hauganes has been operating since 1993 and shows thousands of guests the whales in our neighborhood each year. The company is located right on the pier in Hauganes and all the staff live in the village.

Their boats, Niels Jonsson and Whales are traditional oak ships built in Iceland in the 20th century as fishing boats. The ships have been renovated as comfortable passanger ships and on board you can enjoy refreshments. They recommend that you dress warmly because the temperature and wind can be much colder out at sea than on land, but all guests will get a flotation overall before heading to sea.

They offer two different tours at different hours of the day. One for Whale watching and Sea Angling and another that is dedicated to 100% Whale watching. Both tours last 2,5-3 hours which is a great timespan because usually it takes only a couple of minutes to reach the whales. On the Sea Angling Whale Watching tour the guests can pick up a fishing rod and try their best to get a catch from the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll be surprised how fast they will catch on! You will get to keep your catch and the captain will filet the fish on board so you can take it with you when you leave. Sometimes if weather and other circumstances permit, the fish is put on the BBQ when we reach land and you can get a taste of your own fresh catch.

You can find more information about Whale watching Hauganes and book online at their website: www.whales.is