Láki Tours takes you to meet the whales and more
Anyone who has met them will agree that whales are amazing animals—especially seen close up. Whether they be orcas, humpbacks, minke or pilot whales—or dolphins, for that matter, meeting them is a real experience.
Basking in the Bay
Grundarfjörður and Ólafsvík lie on the mystical Breiðafjörður Bay—a fantasy world of countless islands, birds, fish, dolphins and whales. They are sighted almost daily through the year here. Recently, for instance, 100 pilot whales put on a show for visitors aboard Láki’s boat. Such a high rate of sighting a range of these maritime creatures makes this area tops for both experience and photo opportunities. The tour to the whales leaves from Ólafsvík.
Fins and Feathers
While the whales are very popular, the tour to the islands to see the birdlife and catch some fish is not to be missed. Sea angling is a lot of fun, if you haven’t tried it—and if you catch your dinner yourself you can certainly guarantee its freshness. You’re in the perfect position to spot any whales or dolphins who are curious enough to see what you’re up to and if you’re taking their dinner!
The photographers on this tour will have a feast of their own, with so many photo opportunities including, of course, the elusive little puffin.
This 3–4 hour tour from Grundarfjörður on the Láki is an experience that many want to repeat. During the summer months, as the evening sun paints the sky red, the bay takes on a wholly different, romantic character. Sea angling in this setting is quite special, too.
Stay by the Bay
Tours on the Láki are not all that this area has to offer. It is very popular for hikers, photographers, bird watchers and horse riders, as all these activities are available—not to mention tours up onto the famous Snæfells glacier. No one has yet replicated Jules Verne’s ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ but the glacier is spectacular.
There is wildlife in the area that you won’t want to miss from killer whales and diving gannets to the fox and the white-tailed eagle.
Staying at the Hótel Framnes, situated right by the bay, is a very good choice, as it perfectly located for whale watching. It is a comfortable, homey hotel that provides very friendly and personal service. You can watch the sky changing over the bay in the evening as you relax in the hot pot. Its restaurant offers delicious freshly-caught fish on its gourmet menu.
Open all year round, the hotel makes a very good base for all your activities on and around the peninsula.
Nesvegi 6 • 350 Grundarfjörður
+354 438 6893