Home / Day Tours / West Iceland / Orca Whale Watching on Snaefellsnes

Orca Whale Watching on Snaefellsnes

Go on a whale watching tour from the Snæfellsnes peninsula and watch orcas – also called killer whales – only meters away from the boat. This is the perfect opportunity to watch these massive mammals, to hear them as they blow and to take wonderful photos. Nowhere else in Iceland is there a better chance to see killer whales than along the Snæfellsnes Peninsula coastline.

Iceland is a wonderful place to go whale watching and this tour is very promising. The Snæfellsnes peninsula in the west of Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see orcas – also called killer whales.

When planning your trip, please consider that different species can be seen during Spring and Summer. Please note that this tour starts on February 15 and ends on the 30th of September.

During summer, chances to see orcas are good as well but not as regularly as during winter. Other whale species that live or feed in this area in summer are minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbor porpoises.

Other wildlife seen on this tour includes gannets, white-tailed eagles, grey and common seals, and other seabirds. From February to September the boat departs from Ólafsvík.  This fishing village is located on the north side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Please note that pick-up from Reykjavík is not available for this tour. We recommend reading on our blog about the best options to reach Snaefellsnes.

This orca whale watching tour is operated by one of our reliable partners.

Meeting points:
15 February to  30 September
From the harbor in central Ólafsvík (Norðurtangi 9, 355 Ólafsvík)

Tour Code

Tour Code




February – September



3 Hours



Snæfellsnes Peninsula




Age Limit

Age Limit

No Age Limit


  • Whale watching tour
  • Professional guiding
  • Warm overalls

Not included:

  • Personal clothing
  • Refreshments

What to bring?

  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Scarf

Meeting Point:

Ólafsvík Harbor


No requirements for this tour


Related Day Tours

Whale Watching Reykjavik

Go on this Whale Watching Reykjavik tour and meet the giants of the ocean in their natural habitat. Iceland is a great place to go whale watching and in total there are 23 differen...

Classic Whale Watching Husavik

Whales are fascinating animals and it is an unforgettable experience to see them in their natural habitat. Spend 3 hours at sea and enjoy the wildlife of Skjálfandi Bay in the Nor...

 Whale Watching Akureyri

Join this 3 hours Whale Watching Akureyri tour and see whales and dolphins in the beautiful fjord Eyjafjörður. An excellent rate of sightings and a comfortable boat with six diff...

Husavik Whale Watching & Sailing on a Schooner

Go on this unique boat tour from Husavík and watch the famous humpback whales from a traditional Iceland schooner. Experience the aura of the past by setting sails or assisting th...

RIB Boat Express Whale Watching Tour in Husavik

This Husavik whale watching tour takes place in a RIB boat. Seeing the whales in their natural habitat this up close is a breathtaking experience. So if you are up for an adventure...

Iceland Whale Watching Holiday: 9 Day Tour

Iceland is one of the best places in Europe for whale watching. Over the last couple of years, Iceland has become the whale watching center of Europe and whale watching is offered ...

Whale Watching Westfjords in Holmavik

Are you looking for a whale watching tour in a remote and unspoiled part of Iceland? The tour from Holmavik in the Westfjords of Iceland is definitely an insider tip. The tour oper...

Keyword search

Contact Us

Please send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.