Whale Watching Snæfellsnes : Possible Sightings of Porpoises and Killer Whales

Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a great place for whale watching, especially if you are interested in catching a glimpes of the magnificent killer whale.

Ideal for:The whole family
Difficulty:Very Easy
Duration:3 hours

What to expect?

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.

What do I need to bring?

Warm clothes - wind jacket, hat, gloves

Additional Information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 100.0% if cancelled 1 day(s) before event or less
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Meeting Point

  • In the winter: Grundarfjörður harbor (Láki tours) on Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • In the summer: Ólafsvík Harbour

Meeting point location