Whale Watching in Iceland

Amazing Whale Watching Tours in Iceland

Iceland is a North Atlantic island famous for its hot springs, geysers, active volcanoes. It is known as the island of fire and ice and becoming a top holiday destination! There are plenty of thrill-seeking adventure tours in Iceland and it is an excellent place for all you nature lovers out there – with a good many nature tours, hot springs, glaciers, geysers, ice fields, and fjords. Whale watching tours in Iceland are exceedingly popular.

The capital is Reykjavík – well known for whale-watching and is the largest city of Iceland, It is a fun vibrant place containing world renowned cultural and many historical sites and attractions.

Reykjavík  is also the perfect place for whale watching as the icy cold waters contain a host of diverse marine life. In the summer months especially, the shores become an absolute feeding ground for numerous types of large mammals. This allows visitors to watch these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat. The best time to observe the whales is from April through to September. Over twenty different types of mammals including the Orca, Minke, Humpback, and Blue Whale can be seen both in the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans on each side of the island.

Whale Watching Tours in Iceland

There are plenty of whale watching tours in Iceland. The main daily tours set off from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík. There are also whale-watching tours in Iceland from a few little towns in the north like Húsavík which is a small fishing village approximately an hour away from Akureyri.

Tours in the Skjálfandi and Eyjafjörður bays contain rich marine life hidden in the deep waters such as the famous royal blue whale, a100 tonne giant who visits the north every summer to feed on zooplankton. These bays are beautifully isolated, tranquil and picturesque.

So, no matter where you decide to depart from, the excursions offer a rare opportunity to study the whales in their natural environment besides white-beaked dolphins, seals, harbour porpoises, sharks, and a range of sea birds—including puffins, gannets and gulls.

The tour boats are very comfortable and have large outside viewing decks with friendly guides and crew.  Take a look at some of the different tours available  and  book your unforgettable experience today!

Iceland, Akureyri – Whales in the Midnight Sun 

Here your whale-watching in Iceland experience sets sail in the magical midnight sun. The gorgeous natural scenery of the fjord provides a truly unique wildlife experience.

Did you know that whales never entirely sleep? So you can expect to see the same whales as on the day tours and even a few dolphins.

There is an experienced friendly guide on the boat who will point out the whales and explain about the different species you can expect to see. The views alone are amazing even before you have spotted the whales.

Iceland, Reykjavík – Whales & Videy

This is a fabulous tour in Iceland that takes you on a guided tour of the whales and seabirds in Faxaflói. The tour is also combined with a visit to the island of Viðey, just off the coast of Reykjavík.

Apart from the island’s ancient ruins and rich history, other attractions include remarkable works of art by Yoko Ono (the Imagine Peace Tower) and Richard Serra (the Milestones project). The church in Viðey is one of the oldest in the country. While Viðey House was the first building in Iceland to be constructed in stone.

There are also walking paths and beaches along the shoreline. In the summer months a café is available for a variety of refreshments.

Iceland, Reykjavik – Whale-watching in Reykjavik & Akureyri 

Make the most of Iceland with a whale-watching day tour in both the South and the North of Iceland!

This brilliant whale-watching tour in Iceland allows you to observe these magnificent creatures in Reykjavík and Akureyri! As per all the Iceland tours – you will have an excellent guide and crew, with all the equipment provided.

Iceland, Akureyri – Whales & Horses

This is a fabulous Iceland tour, especially if you love natural habitat and are a keen horse rider! It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or an experienced rider, there will be a suitable horse for you.

The whale watching tour takes you towards the middle of the Eyjafjord and close to the horse riding stables.  If that’s not enough – there is also time for you to relax in a hot tub at stables!

Iceland, Reykjavik – Whales and Snow all Year

This amazing adventure tour in Iceland combines a snowmobiling experience across the Langjökull glacier, followed by whale watching in Faxaflói. As a self guided tour, is it is possible to choose your own dates and times separately.

The snow mobile tour picks up from Gullfoss Café  and provided with all necessary equipment.

Once dropped off at Gullfoss Café, passengers are ready to embark on a 3 hour whale watching tour.

Booking Whale Watching Tours in Iceland

So, what are you waiting for – treat yourself and book one of our whale watching tours in Iceland today!