Whale Watching


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 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. 


WW-07 – Whale Watching Westfjords – Tour from Holmavík

whale watching icelandWhen visiting the amazing Westfjords of Iceland, this whale watching tour from Holmavik is simply a must do. This area of Iceland is one of the least visited places of 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 Holmavik is a popular feeding ground for humpback whales during summer. Humpback whales are known for their acrobatic behaviours 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. whale watching westfjords icelandThey 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 travellers 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.

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Book your Whale Watching Tour in the Westfjords:

Season: June to August
Departure Days:
Duration of the Tour: Approximately 2 hours
Included: Whale watching boat trip, professional guiding
Requirements of the tour: We recommend to bring warm clothes, hat and gloves, NO minimum age
Start of the tour: From the harbour in central Holmavik (Hafnarbraut 14, 510 Hólmavík)

Please contact us if you have any question regarding this tour. Please include the tour code (WW-07). This whale watching tour in the Westfjords is operated by one of our reliable partners.