whale watching olafsvik

Summer Whale Watching Ólafsvík

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. Join our whale watching Snaefellsnes tour from Olafsvik and experience the amazing whales in the wild nature.

Season: 1st April – 31st October

From 15th December to 31st March our tours start from Grundarfjördur

TOUR DETAILS

DURATION
2-3.5 hours

GUIDANCE
English, German

INFORMATION
We recommend warm clothes

SEASON
April-October

Whale Watching Olafsvik

This unique trip takes us into the waters where ocean giants swim in the shadow of the magnificent Snæfellsjökull Glacier, searching around the Snæfellsnes 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.

Best Place to See Orcas in Iceland

The orcas are more often seen in the spring and early summer, April to early July, but there is a chance of seeing them all the way through the summer months.

Sperm Whales and Pilot Whales

Male sperm whales can be seen especially between April and June in deeper water. In July and on into the autumn the chances of seeing pilot whales, often in groups of hundreds of animals, increases. Other whales that can be seen are humpback whales and minke whales as well as white-beaked dolphins. We get as close as we can without disturbing the whales.

ALL OUR BOAT TRIPS ARE SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Location: Norðurtangi 9, 355 Ólafsvík.
GPS: La: 64.895359 Le: -23.710866

Daily departures from Ólafsvík as follows:

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BOOKING – WHALE WATCHING OLAFSVIK

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Are you visiting Iceland in winter? Please check our Iceland winter whale watching from Grundarfjordur by clicking this LINK.