Whale watching in Iceland

The best time for whale watching in Iceland is during the summer months of June - September. Whales in Iceland are migrating animals. Although a considerable number of whales are in Icelandic waters during the winter months, most of them are here in the summer and staying in warmer seas over winter. Also, whale watching is very dependent on weather and sea conditions. The winters can be harder in this respect and, of course, there are more tour cancellations during the winter months when the weather can be bad. However, many of the best tours are in the winter months where the sun is low and the mountains are white with snow in the background. But the best chance of seeing whales is, as mentioned, June through September. with the exception of seeing Orca's and Sperm whales (early spring) and the blue whale (early spring)