Icelandic Whales

To see these beautiful marine mammals in their natural environment is a treat. The whales in Iceland can bee observed on whale watching tours that head out from Reykjavik and Husavik on boats. The most common whales in the area are minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises but sometimes, with a little luck you might spot orca, fin whales, sei whales and even blue whales. The best time of year to catch a glimpse of Icelandic whales is during the summer from May and into August but the winter months have also been very productive so winter travellers need not fret.

Hotels in Iceland


Scheduled boat trips for whale watching, sea angling and bird watching in Dalvik, 42 km (26 miles) north of Akureyri, Iceland.

Elding - Whale-watching

Elding whale watching is located in Reykjavík. Whale watching tours are scheduled from Reykjavík April through September. Coach-pickup provided.

Gentle Giants Whale Watching

Gentle Giants is operating exciting seafaring adventures from Húsavík; A beautiful fishing village on the northern coast of Iceland, often considered the Whale Watching Capital of Europe. 2011 is our tenth year of successful whale watching with a 98% success rate of spotting whales.

Glacier Lagoon

The Glacier Lagoon (Jökulsárlón), a glacial river lagoon in Iceland, is part of one of the shortest rivers in Iceland, Jökulsá á Breidamerkursandi, which is only 1500 metres (4900 feet) long.

North Sailing

North Sailing is an award-winning family company that operates whale watching tours from Húsavík in the north of Iceland. The company operates scheduled trips from mid April through to late October, with up to nine departures per day.


Seatours Ltd. is a long-established travel company located in the coastal town of Stykkisholmur on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in west Iceland.