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 Snaefellsnes Peninsula coastline.
If you are traveling around the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Olafsvik is a perfect place to join a whale watching tour.
Sitting on the north end of the peninsula, the town is close to the bountiful waters of the clear North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of whale species feed.
This unique trip takes you into the waters around Snaefellsnes, where ocean giants swim in the shadow of the magnificent Snaefellsjokull Glacier. Nowhere else in Iceland is there a better chance to see toothed whales such as orcas, sperm whales, and pilot whales than along this beautiful coastline.
Orcas are most often seen in winter, spring, and early summer (February through early July), but there is a chance of seeing them all the way through the summer months. Male sperm whales can be seen between about March and June (mostly) out in deeper water regularly and sometimes show up on trips later in the year also.
During late summer and into autumn we mostly see minke whales, humpback whales and white-beaked dolphins.
- Guided whale watching
- Meals, refreshments, beverages
- Transfers to/from the starting point
- It gets cold at sea. Dress warmly.
- The tour departs from the whale watching pier in Olafsvik village, Snafellsnes Peninsula.
- All trip times are subject to change depending on weather conditions and booking numbers.
- Whale sightings cannot be guaranteed, and there is no refund if whales are not seen during your tour.
- In the event there is no whale or dolphin sighting, you will receive a reschedule ticket for another Olafsvik whale watching trip on any other day during the season.