Hafsúlan was originally built as a ferry boat in Norway but brought to Iceland in 1998 to serve as a whale watching boat. It came into the hands of the Elding family in 2007 and is now our main whale watching boat. It's also used for Northern Lights Cruises in the winter time and various private tours with larger groups. We have made many changes to the boat to make it better suited for whale watching and other adventures at sea, such as adding the rooftop viewing deck. 


  • Passenger capacity: 170
  • Saloon capacity: 110
  • Built where: Brödrene Aa, Norway
  • Built / rebuilt: 1980 / 2010
  • Hull material: Fiber plastic
  • Length: 23.60m
  • Beam: 8.37m
  • Engine: Yanmar
  • kW / horsepower: 1000 / 745
  • Extra's: Bar, sound system, barbecue and a plough

More Info

Hafsúlan (a catamaran) is a great whale watching boat with its two outdoor viewing platforms and a large indoor saloon. It is also well suited for exclusive tours and dinner cruises for larger groups.