With sightings of 23 different species being recorded around the island, Iceland Whale Watching tours offer an exceptional range of creatures to see. Of these 23 species, 11 are counted as regular visitors to Iceland, especially the area around Húsavík, the ‘Whale Watching Capital of Europe’. The species range from the iconic Orca and Humpback Whales, to the less known Sei and Long Finned Pilot Whales; meaning you have the chance to enjoy all of the classic whale watching sights alongside some of the less common ones on your adventure.
The whales’ behaviour towards boats varies between species, with some being difficult to approach like the Harbour Porpoise while others, such as the Minke Whale, will curiously swim over to their visitors. However, whether sociable or shy these creatures all offer a breathtaking sight should you be lucky enough to spot them. Amongst the range of species on Iceland Whale Watching holidays is the ultimate oceanic giant: the Blue Whale. This enormous mammal is the largest creature on the planet and provides an awe-inspiring sight should you catch a glimpse. Also frequently seen in Iceland is the subject of so many spectacular whale watching photos; the Humpback Whale. The Humpbacks provide the acrobatic displays that are the highlight of these excursions, with their fellow whale species offering a host of other unforgettable sights!