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Monday, November 18, 2019

NOVEMBER SAILING

November so far has brought beautiful winter weather to the town of Húsavík. Frost flowers decorate the town in the early morning and the sunrise throws a beautiful color play onto the mountains and over the bay.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

THE PARTY OF FOUR

As every day so far in November, we left the harbor on our beautiful oak boat Sylvía just shortly after sunrise today in the late morning. The sunlight was throwing beautiful colours onto the town and mountains as we left the pier.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

GENTLE GIANTS TOUR RECEIVES THE GETYOURGUIDE AWARDS 2019

Gentle Giants' tour Big Whale Safari & Puffins was named one of the top "Water Adventures" in Europe in the second annual GetYourGuide Awards for incredible travel experiences. GetYourGuide, the booking platform for incredible travel experiences, offers more than 50,000 travel activities in 7,600 destinations worldwide.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

EXCITEMENT FOR NOVEMBER

As a new month is just about to start, we adjust our schedule once more for this season: From the 1st of November we offer one daily departure on our beautiful Sylvía for the “GG1 Whale Watching” experience.

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

FORBES JOURNALISTS ABOARD OUR GG2 BIG WHALE SAFARI AND PUFFINS

Earlier this season we posted an article about the Arctic Coast Way, which was ranked as one of the top places to visit this year. The Arctic Coast Way is Iceland’s first official tourist route and was opened in June 2019. Húsavík is located along the named route and one should definitely not miss planning in a stopover in our cosy town, which is also called Iceland’s Capital for Whale Watching.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

ONLINE BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN FOR SEASON 2020

We are still in full swing with season 2019 and offering whale watching departures from Húsavík’s harbor throughout November! Clearly, there is still plenty of time left for us to do what we love the most before our short winter break comes.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

WINTER WONDERLAND

At the weekend, the first snowflakes of this autumn have touched the roads of Húsavík. Even though it disappeared again after a few hours, the drop in temperature has brought a winterly atmosphere to the town.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

THE BEAUTY OF WILD NATURE

Sailing out into Skjálfandi Bay means going out on an adventure into the wild. And as unpredictable as wild nature can be, as surprising it is at the same time. One might be sailing along the mountain range and whilst enjoying the views of the majestic Cheek Mountains, out of the blue of the deep ocean a whale emerges and disturbs the silence with the sound of its powerful blow.

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

THE RIB CAPTAIN LIFE

There is a lot to think about when you are a captain of our RIB boats. I asked our head RIB captain Sverrir about his daily life as a captain. A RIB captain’s day starts quite some time before the tour: “As a captain my day starts off by taking a look at current weather, future weather forecast, and wave height/length/duration.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

A TALE OF PUFFINS AND WHALES

Christel Loman has joined one of our “GG2 Big Whale Safari and Puffins” RIB speedboat tours this season. In her blog “Vijftig tinten groen” about Iceland, she dedicated a whole article to her experience with us and to the wildlife that she encountered on the tour: "We booked tickets through the internet for a trip with Gentle Giants Whale Watching.

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