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Iceland’s bird population is unique and diverse and offers bird watching
enthusiasts the opportunity for that rare observation.

Láki tours
Láki Tours offers responsible whale watching tours in West Iceland. We also operate puffin tours and sea angling trips from Grundarfjörður in Snæfellsnes. Whale Watching in SnæfellsnesWest Iceland is a paradise for whale enthusiasts and famous for its unique whale species. Snaefellsnes is the only area in Iceland where orcas are seen on a regularly base. Another unique species around Snaefellsnes are sperm whales. Sperm whales are the largest toothed whales in the world and one of the deepest diving whales.  Other species we regularly see on our whale trips are humpback whales, minke whales, pilot whales, dolphins, and sometimes even blue whales. During winter, our 3-hour whale watching tours start from Grundarfjörður. In summer, we operate our whale trips from Ólafsvík. Our tours take place on a comfortable boat and are suitable for the whole family. Seeing the magnificent landscape around the glacier and the famous mount Kirkjufell from sea is an additional highlight. Puffin tours from GrundarfjörðurA nature reserve on the nearby island Melrakkaey attracts hundreds of puffins and other seabirds. Our one-hour tour on a traditional oak boat offers the maximum potential to see these amazing birds in their nesting environment. It is wonderful to see puffins lined up along the edge of the cliffs like sentries on watch while the other birds wade and warble through the waves around the island with its basalt columns. A slow cruise around the island gives photographers a golden opportunity to capture the variety of birds on the island through their lenses. This amazing trip is not just about birds - the setting for the trip with Mt. Kirkjufell dominating the scenery also lends enchantment to the view. Sea-angling & birdwatching from GrundarfjörðurOn this 2-hours boat tour we head out to the nearby island, Melrakkaey, a nature reserve where many birds nest, such as puffins, shags, cormorants, kittiwakes and more. We sail close to the cliffs to get the best view and to photograph these beautiful ocean birds. Then we move into deeper waters for some sea-angling. Each passenger is given a fishing rod to try to hook a fish or two and for this, all necessary fishing equipment is provided. It is all action and excitement on board as the thrill of the chase is felt with passengers trying to catch a big one. Follow us on social media where we regularly post photos from our whale watching tours - Facebook, Instagram  
Go West
Join sustainable Eco-Adventure hikes on glacier, mountain, coast and lava. Based in Arnarstapi, we offer trips throughout Snæfellsnes, Breiðafjörður and Iceland. Our most popular adventure being an incredible glacier hike from the base of Mt. Snæfell to the icy summit of the Snæfellsjökull glacier. With a team of mountain specialists and research biologists, together with guiding local tours for over 20 year, we can help you truly connect with the Icelandic environment and its nature. We founded our company specifically to offer eco-friendly experiences that minimize impact on the environment and maximize the guest's experience of Icelandic nature and culture. We are proud that our ongoing environmental efforts have now been recognized and we have been awarded the GOLD award from Vakinn, the official quality and environmental certification for Icelandic tourism. If you want a true adventure, Go West! Find us on Instagram here.

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