Take a trip to the whale-watching capital of northern Europe, where you could spot blue, fin, humpback, minke and sei whales. Excitement will grip everyone on board – crew included – as you look out for whales ‘blowing’ or lifting their tails. Sailing from Husavik harbour, the course takes you across the bay to the mighty mountains of Kinn, which rise more than 1000 metres above sea level. It’s worth bearing in mind you’re in a natural area so sightings aren’t guaranteed. That said, the success rate for seeing certain species is very high. After lunch, you’ll receive a warm welcome at the Husavik Whale Centre. At this award-winning centre, you can learn more about the whales’ habitat around Iceland. Then it’s time to see Godafoss, the world famous ‘Waterfalls of the Gods’. The falls’ name comes from Thorgeir, the law speaker of the Old Icelandic Parliament. He tossed his carvings of the Norse gods into the falls as a public declaration that Iceland would be a Christian nation from the year 1000 on. When you’ve had a look there, head for the nearby gift shop to pick up reminders of your day.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.