This tour begins at the picturesque village of Olafsvik, where we will board our trusty Icelandic vessel and head towards the Snæfellsnes peninsula, in search of the magnificent ocean giants, who visit Iceland’s waters. Our precise destination will be determined based upon the season, sea conditions, and prevailing local knowledge, about where whales are usually seen, ensuring that we have the very best chance to see these majestic creatures in the flesh.
The area is famous for the many toothed-whales that visit its waters, including orcas, sperm whales, and pilot whales, offering visitors the chance to see some of the most iconic marine creatures in the entire world. As a general rule, orcas are seen during the winter and early summer months, with sightings common between April and June, especially in deeper waters. Male sperm whales, are also common in June, while we also often see humpback and minke whales, as well as white-beaked dolphins. Our expert captain will take you as close as possible to these gentle giants, always making sure that the boat does not interfere with them, ensuring that you have the chance to see them feeding and playing.
The expert guide will also provide you with plenty of information about these incredible creatures and their relationship to Iceland. Whale watching is not an exact science, and we are unable to guarantee that we will find whales, however, our captains are local experts and will do everything they can to ensure that you see these magnificent creatures in the flesh.
This awe-inspiring tour is perfect for people who love wildlife, with the opportunity to see puffins, a variety of seabirds and whales, in the shadow of spectacular Icelandic scenery!