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Approximately 3 Hours
Meals not included
Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of Iceland's Westfjords area while searching for local wildlife in its beautiful natural environment.
A 10-minute walk from the pier brings you to a comfortable boat. Find a seat inside if you wish, or step outside to take in the spectacular views. You're headed across the waters of Isafjardardjup -- one of Iceland's largest fjord systems and home to eight different individual fjords, beautiful inner fjords and picturesque mountain ranges.
Cruise along the beautiful Snaefjallastrond (Snow Mountain Coast), watching for whales in the icy water. Seals and dolphins often pop up their heads to say hello, too. Isafjardardjup, especially the picturesque island Vigur, is known for its rich bird life. Chances are high that you will spot puffins on the water.
Walk back to the ship when you return to Isafjordur.
Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed; however, the success rate for seeing whales on this tour is very high. Prime time for whale watching in Iceland is the late spring to early autumn months (May through September). Guests who suffer from motion sickness should consider this before booking and/or take appropriate medication. There are several steps to negotiate to reach the inside seating on the boat. 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. Wear sturdy non-skid walking shoes (preferably waterproof) with thick wool socks. Do not wear jeans. 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.