WHALE-WATCHING IN HUSAVIK AND GODAFOSS WATERFALL
Sightseeing, Nature excursion, Meal included
A thrilling boat excursion to spot the sea giants! And even more: restaurant lunch, an interesting museum dedicated to cetaceans and a spectacular waterfall to experience everything Iceland has to offer.
What we will see
- Restaurant lunch
- Husavik Whale Center
- Godafoss waterfall
What we will do
- We leave the port behind us and head towards Husavik, a charming town in north-eastern Iceland a few kilometres from the Arctic Circle.
- Once there, we board a boat that takes us to explore the waters of one of the best bays for whale-watching, who generally appear much to our surprise within the first 20 minutes.
- And here come the curious fin whales who , with their oblong shape and long tails, emerge near our boat offering a truly unforgettable sight.
- In addition to the whales, we will also get the chance to meet other inhabitants of the ocean such as the lively white-beaked dolphins, the small porpoises and, at times, the spectacular humpback whales.
- After our whale-watching activity, we head back to the shore to enjoy a delightful restaurant lunch.
- In the afternoon, we visit the Husavik Whale Center, where we learn a lot of interesting information about whales and their habitat in the Icelandic waters.
- On our way back to Akureyri, we stop to admire the superb *Godafoss waterfall, whose shape is reminiscent of the more famous Niagara falls even though it is only 22 metres high.
- The word Godafoss literally means "Waterfall of the god” due to a legend according to which, around the year 1000, chief Thorgeir threw pagan idols into its waters when he decided to adopt Christianity as a national religion.
What you need to know