Whale Watching Grundarfjordur

Norðurgarður pier, Norðurgarður, 350 Grundarfjörður, Iceland

Norðurgarður pier, Norðurgarður, 350 Grundarfjörður, Iceland

Laki Tours offers a unique whale watching tour from Grundarfjordur on the boat Iris from 10th November till 31st March. 

Nowhere else in Iceland is there a better chance to see the biggest whales of the ocean, than along the Snaefellsnes Peninsula coastline: Orcas, Sperm, Humpback, Minke and Plot whales plus dolphins and porpoises. 

For the past years, the herring have chosen Grundarfjordur and Kolgrafafjordur as their port of call and right behind them are the killer whales. 

This phenomenon provides a golden opportunity to see (and hear) the vast number of Orcas swimming in the fjord. It is possible to get right up close with the Laki Tours boat trip to watch the whales and hear them as they blow. 

This trip is a perfect opportunity to take unique photographs of these massive mammals enjoying a feast of herring, day after day.

Tour information:

  • Available May. - Oct.
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Activities Caving
  • Difficulty Moderate

Pickup information:

  • Pickup time : 07:30 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30,

    Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.


  • Pick-up from and return to your accommodation in Reykjavik
  • All safety gear (helmets, harness, etc.)
  • Small refreshments (soup, coffee/tea and perhaps some sweets)
  • Experienced guides