Láki Tours offers two unique options to go whale watching in Iceland. Join our tour from Ólafsvík on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula or from Hólmavík in the Westfjords, and see the giants of the sea in their natural environment. Láki Tours offers responsible whale watching in Iceland. We respect the whales by approaching them slowly and carefully. We do our very best not to disturb them and show them patience and respect.

Whale Watching Ólafsvík

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 (but please note they are generally seasonal, so see sightings for more info). We can also regularly spot 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: 15 February – 30 September

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Whale Watching Hólmavík

Come and join us for this (fairly) 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. 2-3 hours   Season: 1 June – 15 October

Láki Tours is the expert for whale watching in Iceland.  We operate our tours in very unique and beautiful regions of Iceland.

Ólafsvík – 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. Puffin Tour Drangsnes WestfjordsSnaefellsnes is also a paradise for bird lovers, and many bird species can be seen during our whale watching tours, such as Iceland’s unofficial national bird, the Atlantic Puffin.

Hólmavík – The Unofficial Capital for Whale Watching in Iceland

One of our guests called Hólmavík 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. Hólmavík 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.