Holiday in Iceland

Watching whales in Iceland

Frequent Flier Christine Cunanan Travelife Magazine Publisher
This post is about how a group of friends and I went on a whale watching safari in Iceland one summer. We flew to Iceland for one week, and one afternoon, we boarded the boat from Reykjavik Pier and sailed for about 45 minutes to the middle of the ocean to try and find some of the famous whales sailing around the waters of Iceland.

Whale watching safari in Iceland

In Reykjavik one summer, living a #Travelife, we spent the day sailing around the coast of Iceland looking for whales.

Whales abound in the waters of Iceland and so going on sea safaris is a very popular activity for tourists to Iceland, especially since it’s possible to see whales not very far from Reykjavik itself.


The weather was unusually fine for summer today and we were very lucky to spot a couple of whales.

Iceland is a very unpredictable country in terms of weather, by the way, but it’s as good as it will ever get in July. So IMHO, the best time to visit Iceland is in July, when it’s cold but not uncomfortable, and you can enjoy many activities outdoors.The flowers are all out as well, which can make this otherwise rather stark and surreal-looking country seem more colourful.

One other major plus for visiting Iceland in the summer is the fact that you will get lobsters in abundance. The lobster season in Iceland starts in April and ends in September, and Icelandic lobsters are small but very tasty.


You don’t get to see the Northern Lights in Iceland in July but you get to see everything else, as well as appreciate the beauty of this truly amazing country. This is the third time I’ve spent a summer in Iceland and it’s simply wonderful. Actually, it’s out of this world in every sense.

And this is why I love spending the summers in Iceland, living a #Travelife.