Whale Watching Iceland January 21, 2019

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Iceland in January

When visiting Iceland in January you have to be prepared for rough weather since it is not only the coldest but also one of the darkest months of the year. But it is not all bad and in between some stormy periods, we also get perfect sunny days.

Whale Watching Iceland January 21, 2019

January 21 is a very good example of a wonderful winter day in Snaefellsnes. After some stormy days, we finally got out on the sea again. We were rewarded with a beautiful orca sighting. We spotted 10 individuals traveling in Breidafjördur, including two big males. Our tour guide Marie took the following pictures.

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Video “Killer Whales Iceland” by Olivier Staiger

Among our passengers was Olivier Staiger who shot this amazing video from our winter whale watching tour. We feel this video does not only capture our wonderful orcas in the best possible way but also perfectly shows the snowy landscape of Snaefellsnes and the famous Mt Kirkjufell from a different angle at sea. Watch and enjoy it.

Olivier regularly travels to Iceland during winter to film the Northern Lights. Find more of his videos on his Facebook page AuroraFiddler.

Iceland Winter Whale Watching with Láki Tours

We offer winter whale watching in Snaefellsnes from December to March. December and March have proven to be good months for winter sightings. But as you can see, we also have wonderful killer whale sightings in January. Read more about our tour by clicking this LINK. We highly recommend adding a whale watching tour in Snaefellsnes when coming to Iceland in January.

Whale Watching Iceland Winter

When planning to join a whale watching tour in winter we recommend dressing as warm as possible. Wear different layers and definitely also take on top the warm overalls we provide our guests on our boat. Usually, it is a bit colder out at sea than on land. In between, you can warm up a bit in our indoor area plus we also serve hot chocolate on our winter whale watching tour from Grundarfjördur.

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