Whale Watching in Iceland

Whale watching in Iceland has grown enormously in the last 20 the years. In 1991 about 100 people registered as boat going whale watchers. In 2008 there were over 115,000. 

Whale watching is a colassal experience and the Icelandic Dophinn and Whale Spotting Boat Trips are world renowned for their adventure and excitement. Regular sightings  include the infamous killer whale orcas, humpback whales, pilot whales, minke whales, white beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises, not to forget sperm, fin and blue whale. You can go whale watching from Reykjavik, Husavik, Hafnfjordur, Reykjanes and Vestmannaeyyjar to mention a only few locations. Why not double the pleasure and combine both whale and bird watching? Contact one of the companies below for a trip of a lifetime. 

The list of companies that take you whale watching out side the coasts of 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.