Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a great place for whale watching, especially if you are interested in catching a glimpes of the magnificent killer whale.
Whale watching from Snæfellsnes to see the biggest whales of the ocean.
Nowhere else in Iceland is there a better chance to see two of the ocean’s top predators, sperm whales and orcas, than along the Snæfellsnes Peninsula coastline. The orcas are more often seen in winter and early in the summer, during April and June, but there is a chance of seeing them all the way through the summer months. Male sperm whales can be seen especially in June in deeper water. We also regularly see Minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbour porpoises. On some rare occasions we have the privilege of watching pilot whales migrating past the peninsula in large aggregations. The landscape is magnificent around the glacier Snæfellsjökull, and even more so from sea.
The Summer whale watching tour leaves from the town Grundarfjörður from 15th november till 31st March and from the town of Ólafsvík from 1st April till 15th September. Always subject to weather conditions. Possible sightings of killer whales, minke, pilot whales, sperm whales, dolphins and porpoises.
Lots of great birdlife to see as well. The majestic Snæfellsjökull glacier and Mt. Kirkjufell makes a beautiful background for these trips.
Warm clothes - wind jacket, hat, gloves