WHALE-WATCHING IN HUSAVIK AND GODAFOSS WATERFALL
Sightseen, Less than 1 hour walking, 50
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.
- Restaurant lunch
- Husavik Whale Center
- Godafoss waterfall
- 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.
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