March 2017

By day see the Orca (killer whales) hunting in the Fjords. By night seekout the spectacular Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)

We only offer this tour and are unable to arrange holidays to Iceland at any other time.

Group tour date: 18-23 MARCH 2017 – 5 nights

We are very excited about our our renewed trips to Iceland in March 2017. Over the last few years large pods of orca have been coming to the west coast of Iceland from January to April, remarkably close to a small fishing village from where we will be

Orca at playbased. This has become quite a phenomenon and is regarded as one of the best places in the world to see orca in the wild. The killer whales enter the Fjords chasing and gorging themselves on the abundance of herring. Usually close to the boats giving us an amazing insight into their world with lots of lively surface displays.

Orca sightings are dependent on herring being in the Fjords. This area is quite protected from some of the stronger currents that can occur on the open sea.
Iceland Whale Watching Tour Base Map

The Spectacular Aurora (Northern Lights)

At this time of year, the Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis illuminate the night sky and the last few years have been exceptional for viewing this spectacle due to the magnetic solar charge that creates the magical colourful glow that everyone hopes to see in the night sky. The trip can also include optional extras (add on nights in Reykjavik from where you can go whale watching or take a dip in the geo-thermal waters of the Blue Lagoon; visit the sweeping volcanic lava fields, mysterious rock formations, and glaciers)

aurora borealis northern lights

The Bridge

Included in our tour is an afternoon trip to ‘the Bridge’ to see orca as they enter and leave the inner Fjord passing under the bridge. Often there is a plentiful supply of herring in the warmer water of the inland Fjords where they spawn. The orca have adapted their usual feeding patterns and happily pass under the bridge unaware that people can see them so closely. This is a truly spectacular and unique sight and is an exciting opportunity to get close to orca in their natural habitat. However it may involve some waiting as they don’t let us know their feeding schedule!

bridge between fjords

The Bridge between Fjords

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Standing on The Bridge watching the orca