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.

Prices starting from

9.900 ISK per person

82 USD | 72 EUR | 63 GBP | 110 CAD

Láki Tours

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Winter 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. 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.

FAQ

What payment methods do you accept?

Ísafold Travel accepts VISA, MasterCard and American Express credit cards. Should you wish to pay by other methods, such as Wire Transfer, please contact us on info@isafoldtravel.is prior to making the booking.

What is Ísafold Travel’s cancellation policy?

All cancellations must be made by e-mail or letter. In conformity with business practices within the Icelandic travel industry, the travel agent is obliged to charge cancellation fees to passenger(s) as follows, in addition to the non-refundable deposit:

More than 6 weeks prior to arrival: No additional charge
Less than 6 weeks and more than 2 weeks: 15%
Less than 2 weeks and more than 72 hours: 50%
Less than 72 hours and more than 24 hours: 75%

Less than 24 hours notice, and no-shows: 100%

We recommend that all passengers take out comprehensive travel insurance.

Does Ísafold Travel handle domestic/international flights?

Ísafold Travel does not handle or book international flights from and to Iceland for our clients. However, flights between Iceland and Greenland and domestic flights in Iceland can be arranged by us.

What is a self-drive/self-guided tour?

A self-drive or self-guided tour is a packaged tour that allows you to travel at your own pace – by yourself or in a group. We arrange everything from the vehicle to accommodation so you don’t have to worry about anything. You can just go and enjoy your own private road trip through Iceland.

Do kids get a discount on some of the activities?

Yes, depending on their age they might be eligible for a discount on some of the activities. Please write their ages in the comments while booking and the discount they are eligible for while be deducted from the remaining balance.

Is it possible to customise my tour after booking?

Yes! It’s absolutely possible to further customise your tour after booking through our website. We only require a 20% deposit to be paid up front before we start customising your tour.

Am I required to pay the full amount upon booking?

No. It’s possible to pay only a 20% deposit upon booking. The remaining amount will be required no later than 30 days before your tour starts.

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Please note that this tour is operated by Láki Tours.

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What’s included?

  • A ticket to the whale watching boat leaving from Grundarfjörður

What’s not included?

  • Any services not listed under what is included in this tour.

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