Whale Watching | Ólafsvík

Whale Watching | Ólafsvík
Our friendly whale watching vessel will take you to see the orcas and dolphins of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
Breiðafjörður Bay is a beautiful part of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula where whales come to feed in the shallows.
The whales around Iceland aren't shy to greet travelers to the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.
If the season is summer, you may likely spot nesting puffins here in West Iceland.
One of Snæfellsnes' greatest attractions, the mountain Kirkjufell, can be seen looming on the horizon as you sail across Breiðafjörður Bay.
The one and only Snæfellsjökull glacier volcano is the jewel in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula crown.
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Come along on an excursion of the marine life of Breiðafjörður Bay. This whale watching tour is perfect for all nature lovers who are travelling the Snæfellsnes peninsula and want to add an adventurous twist to their holiday.

Depending on the time of the year, you will either set sails from the town of Grundarfjörður or the little village of Ólafsvík. You’ll head straight out into Breiðafjörður Bay, where your captain will find the best place to spot the magnificent whales.

As you cruise the ocean, your expert guide will tell you all about each creature you see and answer any questions you may have about the area.

The oceans along the Snæfellsnes coastline is the best place to see two of Iceland’s top predators; Orcas, also known as killer whales, and sperm whales. The Orcas are apex predators, which mean that no other animal feeds on them, while the majestic sperm whale is the world’s largest predatory animal.

Other species of whale also make Breiðafjörður Bay their home, such as minke whales, harbour porpoises, acrobatic white-beaked dolphins and enormous humpback whales. On rare occasions, pilot whales have been spotted migrating from the high seas towards the island in search of food.

Breiðafjörður Bay is also known for its diverse birdlife, so you should keep an eye out for those brightly coloured beaks of puffins and arctic terns as you sail along the beautiful Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Snæfellsnes combines all the wonders of Iceland. There you can find stunning waterfalls, imposing cliffs, jagged lava fields, sandy shores and amazing wildlife. Looming over the area is Snæfellsjökull, a 7000-year-old stratovolcano with a glacier covering its summit.

Don't hesitate. Grab your chance now to see the whales, dolphins, birds and breathtaking landscapes of West Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Oct.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, German, Icelandic
  • Highlights: Breiðafjörður, Snæfellsjökull, Snæfellsnes, Kirkjufell
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 10:00 13:00, 14:00,

You meet your guide at the departure location.
Ólafsvík
Included:
  • Guided whale watching tour

  • Meals and refreshments


What to bring:
  • Warm clothes - wind jacket, hat, gloves

  • Camera


Good to know:

This tour departs from the Ólafsvík town harbour from 15th of March to 15th of September.

Please be on site 30 minutes before departure.

Please note that this tour is weather dependent so there might be alterations in case of extreme weather.



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