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Whale Watching in the Westfjords

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2 hours
Very Easy
Starting point
Harbor in Holmavik

You can expect to see various species of whales on this whale watching tours that departs from Hólmavík in the Westfjords of Iceland. This is actually a brand new tour, starting the 15th of June 2017.

What to expect?

Now we want to offer guests who are visiting the Westfjords the opportunity to enjoy tours with us in another beautiful and remote part of Iceland. We know that there are a lot of humpback whales around Hólmavík in the summer. Humpbacks are the favourite species for many whale watchers around the world, as they are the most playful, acrobatic and curious of all whales.

Other species we can expect to see are minke whales and white-beaked dolphins. Occasional visitors are blue whales, orcas, pilot whales and possibly even sperm whales. It is very exciting to start whale watching in a new area, to discover what is out there in this beautiful, remote part of Iceland, and you can be one of our first passengers!

Our main captain is a local to Hólmavík. He knows the area and the waters around and knows the best areas to look for whales. Our guide on the whale watch we are starting in Hólmavík is our most experienced guide, Judith Scott. She has worked on whale watches around the world, working with humpback whales in other areas, as well as many other species.

We at Láki Tours are proud of our responsible whale watching, following Ice Whale guidelines. We are also working with whale research and conservation organizations. Come and join us for this new and very exciting venture, in a remote, but beautiful and unspoilt part of Iceland, with the most acrobatic species of whale!

What is included?

Boat ride and knowledgeable guide, crew and captain.

Is this experience for me?

All are welcome on this tour!

What do I need to bring?

You need to dress warmly for all our tours! In the winter, several layers of clothes are strongly advised, as well as gloves, scarf, hat, and winter shoes.

On our winter trips, we will provide you with overalls to put over your winter clothes.
In the summer you also need to dress warmly, and bring gloves, hats, and scarves as well.

We sometimes go out on an open boat with no major indoor facilities, so it is your responsibility to dress according to three cold hours on sea.

Additional Details

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher for this experience to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 100.0% if cancelled 1 day(s) before event or less
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade works with selected local partners we trust to provide the highest standard of quality service.

Meeting Point

  • Harbor in Hólmavík
    • Approx 3-3.5 hour drive from Reykjavik

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