A land and sea tour combination of bird and whale watching.
With a local guide.
On this guided birdwatching day tour, we focus on the bay of Skjálfandaflói as well as the community of Húsavík and adjacent rural areas. The program includes a sightseeing tour by boat to the island of Flatey. The town of Húsavík offers nature lovers a convenient starting point for a variety of activities and attractive locations e.g. for bird and whale watching.
We begin the tour at 8:00a.m. in the morning by exploring the harbour and surroundings, as well as the lower regions of the nearby Laxá river and selected ponds and lakes, such as Kaldbakstjarnir, an area frequented i.a. by bird species such as the Great Northern Diver. We then take a few hours break that allows you to enjoy what Húsavík has to offer, beside birds (restaurants, museums, the garden and the church).
We meet again at 5:00p.m. for the second part of the program, which features a boat tour in the bay of Skjálfandi, including a visit to Flatey island, renowned for its rich variety of bird species. Thus, it is normally the home of more than 30 different bird species during the nesting season. Species such as the Arctic Tern and Puffin are there in vast numbers. They can often be observed at close quarters. Hence, this is a unique opportunity to experience the marvels of nature. In our travels, we might even be treated to the delight of whale watching. In Flatey we enjoy a light dinner meal before getting back to land at 9:00p.m. or a bit later.
This tour offers variety in scenery and nature. Birds on lakes, rivers, in marshes, maritime areas and cliffs.
Availability: May 12th to August 4th.
Departure point: Húsavík Harbour. Pick up available at other locations upon request.
Departure time and day: 8:00a.m. every Saturday. On request, private tours available all the other days of the week.
Tour duration: 8 hours split between morning in Húsavík and evening in Flatey (8:00a.m. to noon and 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.).
Included: transportation and experienced, English-speaking, birdwatching guide for the duration of the tour, fuel, RIB boat tour to Flatey, warm safety overalls for the sailing, light dinner meal in Flatey, binoculars.
Not included: international flights, domestic transports to/from departure point, lunch, drinks, anything else not specified as “Included”.
Please note: minimum number of participant is 2, maximum number of participant is 12.
Upon request: it is possible to book only half of the tour, either the morning in Húsavík and surroundings or the evening in Flatey. Please, contact us.
Bookings: for scheduled departures, please use the form below. For other departures, please contact us.
Please note that there are other options and tours available for bird watching in the Húsavík area on a year round basis. Please check the itinerary.