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Around 20 species of whale can be found in the sea surrounding the country but the most common are the beaked whale, the hump-backed whale, dolphins and a few others. Whale watching is an incredible experience for people of all ages.

Wild Westfjords
Let us show you the Westfjords! We offer exciting & efficient travel experiences in our wild natural environment and take great pride in providing a friendly, flexible & responsible service.  We offer various day & multi-day tours, with the option of making your own private tour or joining a scheduled departure: - Self drive around the Westfjords with a personalised travel plan. - Explore highlights and hard to reach places alike in our super jeeps. - Trek with us to mountain peaks for the most panoramic views. - Enrich your visit by getting introduced to local culture. Or check out the rest of our comprehensive selection of Westfjords tours from our Isafjordur office and all over the region.   We are also a fully licenced travel agency specialising in self drive & private tours and customised holidays all over Iceland. We customise tours starting from Reykjavik and make any travel arrangements required within Iceland when a complete package solution is preferred. Contact us for the best solution for your trip!
Amazing Westfjords
Located in Ísafjörður, Amazing Westfjords offers a guided tour around Ísafjarðardjúp bay on Ölver ÍS 432 and Straumur ÍS 433 where our guide will educate you on the bay’s history along with the wildlife and the raw nature of the area. Hundreds of thousands of seabirds nest in the bay every summer with puffin, artic tern and eider ducks as the most common species. Humpbacks and Minke whales are amongst frequent visitors of the bay along with the seals that seem to do little else but lie on the shore and enjoy the warm summer sun. Ísafjarðardjúp bay is brimming with life during the summertime and is it safe to say, that this is a tour nobody should miss. Amazing Westfjords also offers sea angling on Straumur ÍS, where up to 5 passengers have the opportunity to catch a fish in a traditional way. Rostungur takes you out to Ísafjarðardjúp, which is every man’s dream for sea angling, where the seas are rich with cod, pollack and redfish among other types of fish. On board Rostungur you will spend approximately 3 hours fishing, fillet the fish and then people are more then welcome to take the catch of the day home. Information regarding the tours and bookings are made on amazing-westfjords.is. 
Láki Tours
Láki Tours offers responsible whale watching from Hólmavík in the south-eastern Westfjords area called Strandir. The most common whales in the fjord are humpback whales. They are known for their spectacular acrobatic behavior which can include flipper and tail slapping, its curiosity around boats and breaching. Join our knowledgeable crew for a great time out in the Steingrimsfjordur Fjord. This fjord is incredibly sheltered from most wind directions meaning the boat trip is usually very smooth and calm plus tours rarely have to be canceled. Since the whales often stay very close to land this 2-hour tour with almost 100% sighting guarantee is one of the shortest whale watching options in Iceland. It is the perfect trip for families, provides golden opportunities for photographers and is ideal for travelers who are afraid of getting sea sick. Follow us on social media where we regularly post photos from our whale watching tours – Facebook, Instagram
Helga Ingeborg Hausner - Ísafjörður Guide
Something special - Nature and Cultural Walks with a view of Ísafjörður Ísafjörður Walk - An Interesting Journey Through Time Our guide is located at the Tourist Information Centre, dressed as a woman from the 19th century, and takes you on a walk through the city and up to the slopes above Ísafjörður. On the way you will visit interesting places, such as historical houses and trade centres from the prime time of Ísafjörður. You will get information on history and learn about the people and their living conditions, their beliefs and their culture, which is reflected in the legends. You might experience a slight shudder when told of ghosts and be fascinated about our mystical creatures like elves and trolls. You will also visit the places the stories are told about. On the way she shares her lunch box with you. It is possible to extend the walk by one hour on the following walks or book them separately: Geology or Plants Other Walks: Culinary Explorations (2hours) A walk full of culinary surprises! Our guide is dressed as a woman from the 19th century, and takes you on a walk through the city. We then invite you to taste yourself through the history and culture of Iceland and Westfjords. Local people serve you a big variety of traditional and modern foods. Along the way the participants meet locals and are invited into an Icelandic home. They are offered to sample a lot of different food. Geology (3 hours) Plants or Autumn Colours (3 hours)Please Taste! (3,5 hours)Nature Walk (5 hours) Special tours on request
West Tours
West Tours is a well-established travel agency and tour operator based in Ísafjörður, the capital of the Westfjords. West Tours has more than 20 years of experience in the Westfjords tourism sector and is formed by shareholders and partners all around the region and wider. The agency is run by a young, encouraged team all year round and aims on selling activities and other touristic services all around the region. We gladly assist individuals, groups, couples or families with their travel plans to the Westfjords peninsula, no matter if a longer trip, weekend trip or day trip with or without guide is on your wish list.   Follow us on social media: FacebookInstagramTwitter
Iceland Travel
Since 1937 Iceland Travel has been the leading travel company, tour operator and destination management company (DMC) in Iceland, offering top-quality services. We take great pride in our diverse product categories that suit world-wide agents, such as escorted tours, daytours and self-drive tours. Our active product development is built on cooperation with our licensed suppliers, on feedback from clients and guests and on ever-changing new trends. Our dedicated, hand-picked team are passionate about what they do and are constantly coming up with innovative ideas to tackle small and large scale projects.  We have the expertise and flexibility to service high-volume clients. In addition, we appreciate that the success of our long running existence is based on our respect for the delicate and unique Icelandic nature. Iceland Travel is a subsidiary of Icelandair group, which owns and operates profitable and dynamic travel and transport companies delivering safe, reliable and convenient services. Iceland Travel is a member of many domestic and international associations, e.g. the Icelandic Travel Industry Association, the Iceland Convention and Incentive Bureau, the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA), and many more. Now that’s why Iceland Travel makes the ideal business partner!
Beffa Tours
Beffa Tours is a family owned and operated boat tour company, in Bíldudalur. Join us on an enjoyable and exciting adventure at sea and experience the incredible whales of Arnarfjörður, try your luck sea angling or a little bit of both. In the summer we offer daily whale watching tours. The fjords backdrop is the „Westfjords Alps“ which you will enjoy on the cruise. Our boat is a comfortable family crusing boat which can carry up to 7 passengers.  We offer private and semi private tours. Included in the price is safety gear, refreshments on board and blankets. It is recommended to dress according to weather, although if you get cold you are welcome to sit inside the boat and have a chat with the captain while searching for the whales. Whale watching schedule 2020: June 20th- August 20th: daily departures at 1800, duration 2 hoursAugust 20th- October 31st: upon request, duration 2 hours Sea angling schedule:Book on our website or by phone. Private tours:Book on our website or by phone. Please contact for tours and booking information.

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