Silent Whale Watching

Whale Watching on the hybrid-electric sailboat Opal

When in Húsavík, reduce your carbon footprint and immerse yourself in the beauty of Skjálfandi Bay on board the silent electric Opal. We minimize disturbance to nature and wildlife, enhancing the experience of passengers.

Go hybrid-electric

Opal is the only hybrid-electric sailboat in Iceland offering whale watching tours that run on green electricity and glide silently amongst the whales. 

Listen to the blow

A breathtaking aspect of the experience is listening to the whales – humpbacks and blue whales are incredibly powerful and can be heard from great distances. Imagine that excitement onboard when waiting to hear the first blow!

We had a lot of fun, and really appreciated the quietness of the electric boat. I really recommend it! We saw whales and that was fantastic. The staff did a great job of keeping us informed and entertained


Duration: 3 hours approx.
Location: Húsavík, Iceland

Hot chocolate and cinnamon buns
Expert whale watching guide
Warm overalls and raincoats if needed

13.990 ISK adults
7.000 ISK 7–15 years
FREE Under 7 years

All prices include 11% VAT

Please note that our Silent Whale Watching tours in 2024 are run on the electric boat Andvari. Silent whale watching on the hybrid-electric sailboat Opal is available upon request. Available dates and departure times for Andvari are as follows:

  • 1 June – 31 July at 9:00
  • 16 June – 31 August at 17:00
  • 1 August – 15 September at 9:30