Imagine encountering whales in wild nature. This is what we do at Gentle Giants and welcome you aboard with us.
Gentle Giants offers whale watching tours and other exciting seafaring adventures from the famous whale watching town Húsavík by Skjálfandi Bay, in the north of Iceland.
Our company was founded in 2001 when eleven experienced and diverse individuals in Húsavík decided to combine their years of expertise in a variety of fields to establish a new travel and tourism company in Húsavík.
They restored an old oak boat, originally used for fishing and whale hunting, and put it back into use sailing visitors around Skjálfandi Bay searching for whales – not for hunting but for watching.
The huge effort grew into a giant success and Gentle Giants has ever since employed great staff and enjoyed a rapidly increasing number of passengers.
The company is proud of its originality and background, owned by Stefán Guðmundsson and his family. He is also the CEO, marketing manager and a captain. Stefán has strong roots in the bay and has been a fisherman since childhood. We were born by the bay of Skjálfandi and our ancestors too.
Gentle Giants operates a fleet of traditional Icelandic oak boats, modern RIB speedboats and a fibreglass boat. This gives us the possibility to offer you all kinds of adventures at sea, whether scheduled or private tours. Our staff consists of both local and international people of all ages with various backgrounds and experiences.
We proudly present our highly educated, experienced and fully qualified staff. Please click on each crew member for more information.
Do you want to join the Gentle Giants team? Submit your job application.
Nomination for the Safety Prevention Awards: by VÍS Insurance
Company of the Year: by Visit North Iceland
Motivational Education Awards: by The Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise (SA)
GetYourGuide Award: Best Water Adventures, the only tour in Iceland awarded
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|Gentle Giants is part of the campaign Húsavík – the Whale Capital of Iceland||Gentle Giants is an authorized day tour provider by the Icelandic Tourist Board|
|Gentle Giants is a member of IceWhale, the Icelandic Whale Watching Association||Gentle Giants is insured by VÍS Insurance Ltd|
|Gentle Giants is a member of Visit North Iceland||Gentle Giants is a member of SAF, the Icelandic Travel Industry Association|
|Gentle Giants staff is trained by the Maritime Safety and Survival Centre of Iceland||Gentle Giants is a partner in the Wild North project of sustainable tourism|
|Gentle Giants boats and staff are fully licenced by the Icelandic Transport Authority||Gentle Giants uses eco-labelled printing for all marketing material|
|Gentle Giants and Húsavík are part of the new Arctic Coast Way touring route||Gentle Giants and Húsavík are key destinations on the Diamond Circle|
|Gentle Giants is a member of Visit Húsavík||Gentle Giants is an official partner of the Inspired by Iceland campaign|
Coordinates Ticket Center in Húsavík:
66° 02' 47''N
17° 20' 36''W