Whale Watching from the town of Grundarfjordur

This tours offers a unique whale watching tour from Grundarfjordur. Nowhere else in Iceland is there a better chance to see the biggest whales of the ocean, than along the Snæfellsnes Peninsula coastline

Type of tour:Day Tours
Season:10 November - 31 March
Duration:3 hours

Whale Watching from the town of Grundarfjordur


This tour offers a unique whale watching tour from Grundarfjordur on the boat Iris.

Along the Snaefellsnes Peninsula  coastline you will might see Orcas, Sperm, Humpback, Minke and Plot whales plus dolphins and porpoises which are common in the area. For the past years, the herring have chosen Grundarfjordur and Kolgrafafjordur as their port of call and right behind them are the killer whales. This phenomenon provides a golden opportunity to see (and hear) the vast number of Orcas swimming in the fjord. It is possible to get right up close to watch the whales and hear them as they blow.

This trip is a perfect opportunity to take unique photographs of these massive mammals enjoying a feast of herring, day after day.


Meeting points

Café Láki, Nesvegur, Grundarfjörður
Please arrive 30 min before departure to Café Láki.
Please contact us 24 hours BEFORE your scheduled departure so that we can confirm departures.

What to bring:

  • We recommend bringing warm clothing
  • Your camera is a must


  • Guided boat tour
  • Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings!
  • Educational & Interactive focus
  • Warm overalls provided