Where to go

2 locations rich in wildlife to discover…

Wildlife trips

1 related group tour.

When to go

Although it may not seen an obvious time to visit Iceland, January and February are the months to see orcas off the Snaefjellsness Peninsula on the east coast.


  • Winter

    Nov to Mar: Killer whales (orcas) come to the fjord off Grundarfjordur to feed on herring; prime time to see the aurora borealis.
  • Spring

    Apr to May: Migrant birds return; over 200 species nest, including puffins, so great birdwatching. Lakes and rivers full of fish.
  • Summer

    Jun to Aug: Endless days as the sun barely sets. The lowlands are carpeted with wild flowers. Peak season for outdoor activities.
  • Autumn

    Sep to Oct: Days remain long, temperatures start to drop

Wildlife events

  • Jan to Mar: Killer whales feed off herring in fjord off Grundarfjordur.
  • Aug to Apr: Aurora borealis visible.

Places to stay

1 related place to stay. But there are more options we can offer, just ask us for more details.


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