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Whale Watching Westfjords in Holmavik

Are you looking for a whale watching tour in a remote and unspoiled part of Iceland? The tour from Hólmavík in the Westfjords of Iceland is definitely an insider tip. The tour operator started operating this tour in June 2017. The most common whales to be seen during this activity are humpback whales. They are the most acrobatic of all the great whales. If you are lucky, you might see them breaching or tail slapping. 

When visiting the amazing Westfjords of Iceland, this whale watching tour from Hólmavík is simply a must-do. This area of Iceland is one of the least visited places in the country, giving you the chance to see whales in their natural and untouched feeding grounds. Only one operator offers tours in this area and chances to see whales are extremely good.

The fjord outside of Hólmavík is a popular feeding ground for humpback whales during summer. Humpback whales are known for their acrobatic behavior and they do not only regularly show their fluke when diving down but also occasionally jump out of the water or slap their pectoral fins against the water. They are very curious whales and often swim very close or even under the boat.

Other regular visitors of the bay are minke whales and white-beaked dolphins. The whales feed very close to the shore. Therefore the boat does not have to go very far and the total duration of this whale watching trip is only approximately 2 hours long. This is an advantage for families with small kids and travelers that tend to get seasick. Another plus is the price of this tour. So far, it is the most affordable whale watching tour all around the country.

This whale watching tour in the Westfjords is operated by one of our reliable partners.

Meeting point: From the harbor in central Hólmavík (Hafnarbraut 14, 510 Hólmavík)

Tour Code

Tour Code




Jun – Aug



2 Hours







Age Limit

Age Limit

No Age Limit


  • Whale watching boat tour
  • Professional guiding

Not included:

  • Clothing
  • Refreshments

What to bring?

  • Warm Clothing
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Scarfs
  • Camera

Meeting Point:

From the harbor in central Hólmavík (Hafnarbraut 14, 510 Hólmavík)


No requirements needed

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