Láki Tours, offers a unique whale watching tour from Snaefellsnes from February to September from the town of Olafsvik.

Best Place to see Orcas & Sperm Whales in Iceland

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.

The orcas are more often seen in late winter, spring and into early summer, between February/March to June/July. The orcas can be seen sometimes in July and occasionally even into August but become rare at this time of year. The best months usually to see them is April and May but of course it is all down to nature.

Male sperm whales can be seen in spring and early summer in the deeper water of the fjord so it is quite weather dependent being able to get out to see them.

Snaefellsnes is Famous for its Variety of Whale Species

We also regularly see minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbour porpoises. On some occasions we have the privilege of watching pilot whales migrating past the peninsula in large aggregations. On very rare occasions blue whales, fin whales, sei whales and northern bottlenose whales have also been spotted. The landscape is magnificent around the glacier Snaefellsjökull, and even more so from sea.

Daily departures from Ólafsvík:

Season 2023:
From Feb 15 to Sept 30 10:00 and 14:00


PLEASE NOTE: All departures are subject to weather conditions!

Duration: Approx. 3 hours


We recommend checking our facebook page where we regularly post photos from our whale watching tours in Snaefellsnes.

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.

Whale Watching from Olafsvik