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Monday, April 26, 2021

HÚSAVÍK DIDN'T WIN THE OSCARS – BUT WON EVERYONE'S HEART

What an amazing adventure! The Oscars ceremony took place last night and the nominated song Husavik in the category "Best Original Song" did not win the Oscars – but indeed won people's hearts. Seeing the performance from Húsavík harbour with Swedish singer Molly Sandén and the local girls' choir was truly incredible and that in itself a huge achievement getting so far.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

THE HÚSAVÍK OSCARS ADVENTURE

Húsavík has been very lively, full of action and in the spotlight all over the world in international media. Much excitement is in the air because of the Oscars nomination of the song "Husavik" from Will Ferrell's Netflix movie "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga", where the town of Húsavík plays a major role.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

SYLVÍA GETTING HER ANNUAL MAINTENANCE

Our "Queen" Sylvía is now in Akureyri shipyard getting her annual maintenance and beauty treatment so that she will be ready for the season start. Sylvía was built in Akureyri and is celebrating 45th birthday this year and starting her 15th season successfully sailing with whale watchers around Skjálfandi Bay.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE – MANAGE YOUR BOOKING ONLINE

In times of uncertainty we want our customers to feel confident booking online with Gentle Giants. We understand that travel plans may change and we have always offered flexible solutions such as free cancellation up until 24 hours before departure and the option of paying on arrival.

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Friday, March 26, 2021

BEHIND THE SCENES OF OUR MAINTENANCE TEAM

Even though no tours are offered at the moment, our skilful maintenance team is very busy those months working on the boats, doing the annual maintenance and beauty treatments. Father and son Fleet Manager Kalli and Head Captain RIB Sverrir are doing a great job, know the boats inside out and will make sure that our diverse fleet is well prepared for your arrival on board.

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Monday, March 15, 2021

AN OSCAR NOMINATION FOR HUSAVIK

Giant news for our hometown! 'Husavik' has just been nominated for an Oscar as the Best Original Song. The song is from the Netflix movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, where Húsavík plays a huge role.

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Monday, February 15, 2021

FIRST WHALE WATCHING TOUR OF 2021 FROM HÚSAVÍK

First tour of the year at Gentle Giants was today when a family from Sweden went on a private tour on board our boat Athena with captain Sverrir and guide Miro. Weather was nice with some southerly winds and sunshine.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

WHALE WATCHING GIFT CARD PERFECT FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

Give a memorable experience for Valentine's Day – surprise your near and dear ones with a gift card for a whale watching tour from Húsavík, the Whale Capital of Iceland. What could possibly be more romantic than enjoying breathtaking whale encounters together on a cruise in the midnight sun and sharing the memories forever? Check out the discounted gift cards.

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

PHD RESEARCH IN HÚSAVÍK ON HUMPBACK ENTANGLEMENT

Marine research is a very important part for the whales, wildlife and the world's oceans. Charla Basran, a marine biologist from Canada, is currently completing her PhD. research project in Húsavík, analysing humpback entanglement in fishing gears.

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