In Holmavik, you will meet our expert guide who will take you to our traditional Icelandic boat. Once on board, we will sail to the nearby fjord which is frequented by a host of different whale species throughout the year. We have great chances of seeing whales on our tours. In 2017, we saw whales on all of our tours except one, due to fog. Foremost of these is the legendary humpback whale, renowned for the way that they propel themselves out of the water and backflip back into the ocean depths. We also regularly see other whale species, such as minke whales, pilot whales, and white-beaked dolphins. There is also a chance that we will see orcas, sperm whales, and blue whales, meaning that if we are lucky we will see the largest animal to have ever existed.
The waters in the area are very calm since the area is quite sheltered from most wind-directions, making it ideal for people who are worried about turbulent ocean conditions. Although it is impossible to guarantee that we will see whales, our expert captain will use prevailing local knowledge and sea conditions to do his utmost to ensure that we see something (and it is rare that we don’t). The crew of the boat will also tell us everything we need to know about these majestic giants of the deep, making for a truly incredible experience that everyone is bound to enjoy.