Discover Iceland’s rich marine life and witness the spectacle of two of the ocean’s most powerful predators, sperm whales and orcas, on the stunning Snæfellsnes coastline. The best time to see these magnificent creatures is during late winter, spring, and early summer. Along with these top predators, you may also catch a glimpse of other species such as Minke, humpback, and pilot whales, which typically make an appearance later in the summer and autumn. Book your whale-watching tour from Olafsvik and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the wild whales.
Embark on a one-of-a-kind whale watching adventure in Olafsvik and explore the breathtaking waters around the Snæfellsnes coastline. Surrounded by the majestic Snæfellsjökull Glacier, this is the perfect destination to witness the majesty of ocean giants like orcas, sperm whales, and pilot whales.
Experience the best chance to see orcas (killer whales) in Iceland, with sightings most likely from February to early July, although they may be seen throughout the summer months. Meanwhile, male sperm whales are frequently spotted between March and June, with occasional sightings later in the year.
During late summer and autumn, keep an eye out for Minke whales, pilot whales, humpback whales, and white-beaked dolphins. Rare encounters with blue whales, fin whales, sei whales, and northern bottlenose whales are also possible.
Book your whale watching trip in Olafsvik and be ready for a memorable encounter with Iceland’s magnificent marine life.
Whale Watching in Ólafsvík
Discover why Olafsvik is one of the best destinations for whale watching in Iceland. With its stunning Snæfellsnes coastline, travelers have a unique opportunity to witness the beauty and power of orcas (killer whales) in the wild. These magnificent creatures are most frequently seen between March and early July, and occasionally into August.
But it’s not just orcas that can be seen on our whale watching tours. From March to July, you have the chance to encounter a diverse array of species such as humpback whales, sperm whales, pilot whales, Minke whales, and even dolphins and blue whales. This makes Snæfellsnes a truly special and memorable destination for whale watching enthusiasts.
Sustainable Whale Watching
We believe in sustainable and responsible whale watching. Our tours are designed to minimize disruption to the whales, and we only work with experienced captains and guides who are committed to the protection of these magnificent creatures. We are the only whale tour operator in Snæfellsnes and use only one boat, ensuring a more authentic and intimate experience. Our knowledgeable and passionate guides are dedicated to educating our guests about these amazing creatures and the importance of conservation. Join us on a whale watching tour in Olafsvik and be inspired by the beauty and majesty of Iceland’s whales.
- English speaking professional whale watching guides.
- Guided boat tour.
- Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings.
- Educational & Interactive focus
- Warm overalls.
What to bring
- Good shoes
- Warm clothes
- Headwear & gloves
Good to know
- All whale watching tours are subject to weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. We reserve the right to cancel the tour due to bad weather conditions.
- If there are no sightings on the tour use tour ticket to join us on the next available day.
- If you don’t see a whale, you have the option to take the tour again for free.