Whale Watching from Grundarfjörður

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.

Prices starting from
ISK 9.900 per person

All seasons
1+ people
3 hours
Guided tour

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 winter and early in the summer, during April and June, but there is a chance of seeing them all the way through the summer months. Male sperm whales can be seen especially in June in deeper water. We also regularly see Minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbour porpoises. On some rare occasions we have the privilege of watching pilot whales migrating past the peninsula in large aggregations. The landscape is magnificent around the glacier Snæfellsjökull, and even more so from sea.

For the past years, the herring has chosen the Snæfellsnes Peninsula as overwintering habitat, and right behind the fish are the killer whales. This phenomenon provides a golden opportunity to see (and hear) orcas as they are feeding, travelling, or socializing. This tour is great for unique photographs of killer whales enjoying a feast of herring in front of a snowy landscape. We often see white-beaked dolphins on our winter trips as well. Other species to occasionally encounter are harbour porpoises, Minke whales, humpback whales, and sperm whales. Passengers often have a chance of seeing seals, gannets or white-tailed eagles during the tour.


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    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 winter and early in the summer, during April and June, but there is a chance of seeing them all the way through the summer months. Male sperm whales can be seen especially in June in deeper water. We also regularly see Minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbour porpoises. On some rare occasions we have the privilege of watching pilot whales migrating past the peninsula in large aggregations. The landscape is magnificent around the glacier Snæfellsjökull, and even more so from sea. For the past years, the herring has chosen the Snæfellsnes Peninsula as overwintering habitat, and right behind the fish are the killer whales. This phenomenon provides a golden opportunity to see (and hear) orcas as they are feeding, travelling, or socializing. This tour is great for unique photographs of killer whales enjoying a feast of herring in front of a snowy landscape. We often see white-beaked dolphins on our winter trips as well. Other species to occasionally encounter are harbour porpoises, Minke whales, humpback whales, and sperm whales. Passengers often have a chance of seeing seals, gannets or white-tailed eagles during the tour.

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