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: 22nd Feb – 31st October
From 15th December to 21st February our tours start from Grundarfjördur
We recommend warm clothes
Whale Watching Olafsvik
This unique trip takes us into the water around Snaefellsnes where ocean giants swim in the shadow of the magnificent Snæfellsjökull Glacier. 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 winter, spring and early summer, February 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
In the event of no whale or dolphin sighting, passengers will be given a reschedule ticket for another trip on any other day during the season. Please check our terms and conditions for more details.
Daily departures from Ólafsvík
We offer our whale watching tours between February 22 and October 31 normally daily at 10:00 and 14:00.
For the accurate departure time please check our booking form.