Whale Snorkeling


 

Iceland is full of incredible experiences and beautiful landscape beyond our imagination, the underwater world is no exception there.

Every year the Humpback Whale migrates from the Caribbean to Iceland to feed, after spending few months in the warmth, mating and having their calves. From May to November, even longer periods sometimes, we have those magnificent beasts in the fjord and sometimes so close to shore that we can see them from the hot tub or even swim to them. The fjord isn’t only filled with Humpback Whales during the summer season but also we can see Minke Whales and many species of Dolphins.

Since we’re this lucky with these animals here we decided to grab to opportunity and offer whale snorkeling. We’ve worked hard to make this tour professional and that it has the animals best interest at heart and therefor we feel ready to offer unique whale snorkeling tours.

We will do the tour two times a day early in the morning and later in the evening so we’ll be almost alone with the whales and before and after the sea breeze. We’ll start by meeting up in the dive center where we’ll give you your equipment and a detailed briefing about how to behave and act in the water and close to the animals, how we’ll execute the tour and give you a little more in your knowledge bank about whales and some incredible stories. When we’re ready we’ll go out on our RIB boat and we expect to spend two hours with the whales. After the trip you can sit down with us and have some food or go to the hot tub with a beer. It’s truly an experience that you’ll never forget.

 

 

Included

  • All transport.
  • All equipment.
  • Experienced captain and a guide.
  • Hot tub and beer after the tour.

 

Please Bring

  • Swimsuit for the hot tub.
  • Clothes for all weather conditions.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • 16 years old.
  • Knowing how to swim.
  • Good physical fitness.

 

Ratio

We aim to have these tours small, personal and safe so our maximum limit is 6 persons. For bigger families or groups please contact us.

 

Duration & Time

Usually the whales are very close to our divecenter so we expect the boat ride to be very short. You can expect to spend two hours with the whales, we do not take in account the boat ride itself.

We go out:

  • 8:00 in the mornings.
  • 20:30 in the evenings.

We also go after request and can offer you midnight sun tours.

 

Weather & Conditions

It’s said that Icelandic weather changes every 5 minutes, that’s maybe not the exact case but it can change quite rapidly and the same goes with water conditions. Be aware that we can change our tours on a short notice to ensure your safety and so you have the best experience as possible.

It’s good to bring clothes for every condition, the weather can be great in front of our divecenter, almost boiling, or it can be windy and quite cold.

 

Note

  • We’re snorkeling with wild animals and we go after how the whale is behaving around us. Sometimes they’re as curious as we are and sometimes they do not want to be bothered. We go after them but not us.
  • We want our waters to be relatively calm when we go out so the weather is a big factor when it comes to the snorkeling.

 

Price

35.000 ISK per person