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“Orca Whales around your boat!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Laki Tours

Laki Tours
Nesvegur 8, Grundarfjorour 350, Iceland
+354 546 6808
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Laki Tours takes you on an ocean adventure in four different trips. Puffins galore can be spotted from the protected Melrakkaey island where thousands of other birds also nest. Sea-angling is the perfect family outing and gets even more exciting when you get to keep your catch. From Olafsvik, the Ocean's Big 5 tour promises excellent whale watching in deep waters at the foot of the majestic Snaefellsjokull Glacier. Winter brings the orcas, dolphins and white-tailed eagles. We take you to them on what is by now, our most popular tour. "We're living it!"
London, United Kingdom
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“Orca Whales around your boat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We visited Iceland February 2013 and managed to book two places on this trip from our hotel. The trips run form the Hotel Framnes, in Grundarfjordur, about 3 hours drive from Reykjavik. We were staying on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula (where the town for these trips is located), which is a very beautiful and remote part of Iceland.
The crew gave us wonderful all-in-one suits which kept us very warm on our two hour trip. They assured us they would see Orcas and we did. (I think almost every boat does!) They have a spotter who locates them so the boat approaches, but not too close. We saw about 16, there were two pods in the area, mothers and young, males, all showing different kinds of behaviour. It was a real privledge to watch and be informed by the guide what was going on. We could all stand throughout the trip and move around so we could get good viewpoints, all very laid back and unhurried.
We would really recommend this trip, well worth the money, the crew were all very friendly and we had a great time. Amazing views back to the shore with the moody snow-covered mountains behind!

Visited February 2013
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“Fantastic for Orca spotting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We drove 3 hours north from Reykjavik to get on their morning trip simply because they seemed to be the only company in the right area to get to see killer whales although they did not give any guarantee of this. They were really friendly, provided us with thermal onesies which despite our many ayers was really needed. We found that most of the other people on the trip had also been the previous day and were raving about the sightings. We went out from the harbour and it didn't take long to start seeing orcas on either side of the boat. We were already delighted - orcas. And alo many sea birds. But then they took us into a sheltered bay where we were simply surrounded by the killer whales including mothers with babies - fantastic. On the way back they provided us with some very welcome hot chocolate and home made buns. It was a great 4 hour trip, they didn't seem in any hurry to rush us back. Highly recommended

Visited February 2013
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“Laki Tours - Whalewatching in Grundafjordur, Iceland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I travelled with a Discover The World and we had three trips with this excellent Whale Watching company.
Thermal waterproof suits are provided so if the weather is rough (it was windy and rainy most of the time I was there) and/or your own gear isn't top of the range never fear. These suits will keep you warm and dry - although they restrict your movement somewhat.
The guides we had were from Discover The World and they were outstanding, but the Laki Tours crew were great. Their knowledge of the waters was very good and they allowed us to get close to the Orcas but on their own terms - never seeming to hassle or distrub them.
Obviously the Orcas were the stars - so many and so amazing - it was indescribable. But I would absolutely recommend Laki Tours as a safe, enjoyable, respectful and friendly experience.

Visited February 2013
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“Whale watching in the fjord”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Great trip out to see the whales. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. It made for a wonderful way to spend the time.

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“Winter whale watching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Safe, reliable, profesional, very knowledgable about whales and careful around them. Superb experience...

Visited February 2013
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