Whale watching – Snæfellsnes
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 harbor 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 the sea.
Daily departures from Grundarfjörður in 2017/18 as follows:
15th Nov to 31th Jan at 11:00. From 1st Feb to 31st March at 10:00 and 14:00.
Daily departures from Ólafsvík in 2017 as follows:
1st April to 14th June & 20th Aug to 15th Sept at 13:00.
From 15th June to 19th Aug at 10:00 and 14:00.
VERY WARM CLOTHING IS ESSENTIAL!
PLEASE NOTE: All departures are subject to weather conditions!
Location: Norðurtangi 9, 355 Ólafsvík.
GPS: La: 64.895359 Le: -23.710866