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Approximately 2½ Hours
Meals not included
Head out on a thrilling two-hour sightseeing and whale safari from Ísafjörður. This small town in the Westfjords of Iceland offers a magnificent view over the surrounding landscape. You'll explore this scenery from a seaside perspective.
Board a RIB boat (rigid inflatable), providing an intimate experience while being environmentally friendly. You'll start with a safety briefing and put on a set of warm coveralls and a life jacket. These will keep you warm out on the sea. Heading away from the town, you will skim across the water to Ísafjarðardjúp -- the stunning fjord region just a short distance from Ísafjörður. The area is very remote, and typically the whales are both plentiful and friendly, sometimes even showing off for visitors. You'll pass the beautiful bird island of Vigur or the Snæfjallaströnd (Snow Mountain Coast). Watch for several different kinds of birds that make their homes here -- puffins, eider ducks and other seabirds. It is also common to see seals frolicking in the waters. You'll stop for photos as needed.
Weather and wildlife conditions dictate the route, so every outing brings an entirely unique adventure.
Minimum age is 4 years. Not suitable for pregnant women or for guests with a heart condition, back condition or mobility limitations. It is essential that you wear warm, layered clothing in order to fully enjoy and participate in this excursion. Outer layer should be waterproof and windproof. Bring gloves, a warm hat and a scarf. Do not wear jeans. Wear warm underclothes and sturdy, non-skid shoes with thick, warm wool socks. Wear the warmest appropriate footwear you have, as it can be quite cold on the fjord. The tour enjoys a 90%+ success rate in spotting whales. Wildlife sightings are likely but not guaranteed. Many seabirds start migrating away around mid-August. Due to Ísafjörður's remoteness and the scarcity of professional guides, all guiding is handled by locals; some are not professional, but all have great experience in guiding and extensive knowledge of the area.