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Winter whale watching from Reykjavik

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Get your sea legs ready and brace yourself for thrilling winter whale watching in the company of some of Iceland’s leading experts.


* Exciting and adventurous whale watching experience
*Spot orcas, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and more
*See wild animals in their natural habitat

Departing from Reykjavik and, occasionally, other Icelandic harbours, we’ll scour the north Atlantic in search of the region’s extraordinary mammalian sea life.

The winter months traditionally provide an exciting and adventurous whale watching experience. The most common sightings at this time of year are white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises, humpback whales and orcas (otherwise known as killer whales). Winter whale watching is different from its summer counterpart, not only because we tend to spot distinct species but also because the weather is liable to be quite unpredictable. On isolated occasions we depart from other harbours in the area if the weather conditions elsewhere promise to be more conducive for setting sail. Since we are hoping to see wild animals in a natural setting it is impossible to guarantee that a specific species will be seen, but the expert and enthusiastic crew on board, with their accumulated years of local knowledge, will do all in their power to ensure that your trip is one that you will cherish for years to come. Visitors who witness these majestic creatures swimming freely in their natural environment are unlikely to forget the experience in a hurry.

Winter whale watching off the coast of Iceland is the ideal antidote to high-paced 21st century lifestyles and offers the prospect of an experience that will remain with you for years to come.

Please note

Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from your accommodation between 12.15pm and 12.45pm. You must call 24 hours before departure in order to confirm the pick-up time. Please be at the meeting point 15 min before the start of the tour. In March pick-up at 8.15-8.45am also available.
Duration: Three to five hours.
Languages: English.

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