Whale Watching Iceland

Iceland is one of the best locations in Europe to go whale watching and Icelandic whales can be seen from both the capital City of Reykjavik in the South of Iceland and the town of Husavik Located in the North of Iceland. The small town of Husavik is about 480 km from Reykjavik but it is only 1 hour away from Akureyri, known as the capital of the North. 

An amazing 23 types of Icelandic whales can be seen in the waters around Iceland the most common whales spotted include Minke Whales, White-Beaked Dolphins, Harbor Porpoises and even Humpback Whales. if you choose to go whale watching in Iceland there is a whopping  97 % chance of seeing these magnificent creatures. The best time to see whales is from May to September and despite good weather on land the whale tour guides recommend that you dress warmly as the Arctic wind at sea can be chilly, even on the warmest days. 
Here you will find links to the tour companies who offer whale watching in Iceland.

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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.