Iceland is a great place for whale watching and it’s something that everyone should try when in Iceland. It’s an opportunity to get up close to these massive mammals in their natural habitat. The best places to go whale watching in Iceland is Húsavík, Reykjavik, Snæfellsnes peninsula and Akureyri.
The best time for whale watching is during the summer months (May-August) when the whales are feeding and breeding. Whale watching tours are available all year round in Iceland but there are usually less departures per day during the winter months. The most common cetacean around Iceland are Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoises. You might also spot Humpback whales, Killer whales/Orcas, Fin whales and Blue whales.