The waters off the Reykjanes Peninsula are an important habitat for whales, mainly as a seasonal feeding ground, rich in plankton and fish like sand eel, herring, capelin, haddock and cod in the best possible conditions.
Enjoy some bird watching on our way to the whales. We follow the coastline, so you can enjoy the rich bird life on the lava cliffs. Frequently seen are guillemots, arctic skua, gannets, and other species.
Most common sea mammals to find are white-beaked dolphins about 2.8 m long, minke whales 10 m and humpback whales 15 m. Occasionally we can spot orcas up to 9 m long, sei whales 19 m and fin whales 22 m.