Láki Tours offers three unique options to go whale watching in Iceland. Join one of our tours in Snaefellsnes (from Grundarfjordur for part of winter and from Olafsvik late winter, spring, summer and early autumn) or in the Westfjords from Holmavik and see the giants of the sea in their natural environment. Láki Tours offers responsible whale watching in Iceland. We respect the world of the whale by approaching them slowly and carefully. We do our very best not to disturb them and show them patience and respect.
The great phenomenon of orcas converging in our waters, chasing herring, has provided a wonderful opportunity to see these wild mammals in their own environment. Snaefellsnes is the best place to see orcas in Iceland and therefore the perfect place for whale watching in Iceland.
Duration: Approx. 3 hours Season: 20th December – 6th January
This unique trip takes us into the waters where ocean giants swim in the shadow of the magnificent Snaefellsjökull Glacier, on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. Nowhere else in Iceland is there a better chance to see toothed-whales such as orcas, sperm whales and pilot whales than along this beautiful coastline. Often we see also humpback whales, minke whales, and dolphins. Snaefellsnes is famous for its variety of whale species and therefore one of the best place for whale watching in Iceland.
Duration: Approx. 3 hours Season: 15th February to 15th October
Come and join us for this new and very exciting venture, in a remote, but beautiful and unspoiled part of Iceland, with the most acrobatic species of whales. Spend time with humpback whales with no other boats around as we are the only operator in the area. Good for you and good for the whales! The fjord is incredibly sheltered from most wind-directions which makes the sailing very smooth. The perfect tour for families or travelers who are afraid of getting sea sick. Our tour from Holmavik is also one of the most affordable options to go whale watching in Iceland.
Duration: Approx. 2 hours Season: 1st June to 30th September
Láki Tours does not only offer a variety of interesting whale trips in Iceland but is also an expert for bird watching and sea-angling in Snaefellsnes. Join one of our tours from Grundarfjördur for an unforgetable adventure at sea.
Our Puffin tour takes us out to Melrakkaey island where we get to see hundreds of nesting puffins gracing the island. Melrakkey island is a protected island and is a heaven for a myriad of seabirds. Láki Tours sails close to the island to give passengers the golden opportunity of photographing these little birds as they line up on the edge of the island.
Duration: Approx. 1.5 hour
Season: 1st June – 10th August
This tour offers a fun-filled sea adventure in the Breiðarfjörður Bay on a traditional oak schooner. We sail out of Grundarfjörður and then get up close to the protected island of Melrakkaey. This island is a veritable heaven for sea birds and great for birdwatching. Next we go out a little further for a spot of fishing, trying to catch some cod.
Duration: Approx. 2 hours
Season: May to September on request
Láki Tours is the expert for bird watching, sea angling & whale watching in Iceland. We operate our tours in very unique and beautiful regions of Iceland.
Join one of our Unique Tours in Snaefellsnes
Snaefellsnes in the West of Iceland is known for its dramatic landscapes. It is often nicknamed as “Iceland in Miniature” due to its diversity of impressive natural features. Snaefellsnesjökull National Park is dominated by Snaefellsjökull glacier which we often can see on our whale watching tours from Snaefellsnes. Many people describe Snaefellsnes as a magical place. We definitely agree and we think Snaefellsnes is not only special because of its unique landscape but also because of its unique wildlife. Snaefellsnes is famous for its many toothed whales that visit its waters. You have the chance to see orcas, giant sperm whales and pilot whales on our whale trips in Snaefellsnes. Baleen whales can also be regularly seen, including humpback whales, Minke whales and occasionally sei whales and blue whales.
Snaefellsnes is also a paradise for bird lovers. Join our bird watching tour from Grundarfjordur and see Iceland’s unofficial national bird, the Atlantic Puffin.
Holmavik – The Unofficial Capital for Whale Watching in Iceland
One of our guests called Holmavik the secret whale watching capital of Iceland and we really like this phrase. Hólmavík means whale watching in the remote and unspoiled Westfjords of Iceland. The Westfjords region is an incredible destination. If you want to get off the beaten track, the wonderful Westfjords are a great place to visit. Holmavik is a lovely town on the east coast of the Westfjords of Iceland and a paradise for whale lovers. The most common whales in the fjord are humpback whales, but a variety of other species can be seen including Minke whales, orcas and white-beaked dolphins. The fjord is incredibly sheltered from most wind directions meaning tours rarely have to be cancelled.