Whale Watching in Iceland

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Whale Watching

Whales frequent the coast around Iceland.

The great creatures of the ocean can be seen regularly in the outer edges of Reykjavik harbour. Mink whales can been seen on most whale watching tours. Porpoises are just as easily seen. If you are lucky you could catch a breaching hump back as they frolic outside the harbour waters.

Photographers will do well with a fast camera. A long lens is popular, but a wide angle lens could also work if you are lucky enough to get close to these massive creatures.

South Iceland

From Reykjavik

There are several whale watching tour that depart from the fishing harbour. The boats are just a 5 minute walk from downtown Reykjavik.

North Iceland

Here are the best whale watching tours run by North Iceland companies. Whales are plentiful in the North of Iceland. These tours take you out into the Arctic Ocean. This selection of tours include opportunities for whale watching as well as other sea related sightseeing.  

Header image is courtesy of Dr.Haus from Germany.

By Tony Prower

Tony Prower spent over 15 years photographing the landscapes of Iceland. Tony Prower is a pioneer of the Magic Cloth Technique and ran thousands of photo tours in Iceland over 10 years.