Scan Magazine, Issue 161, December 2023

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Scan Magazine

Whale hello there!

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By Nina Bressler

Iceland is the dream destination of many and exploring the majestic sea-life that surrounds the island tops the list of activities to try when visiting. Láki Tours provides unforgettable encounters with sea creatures and the birdlife that circles above, adding a legacy that is deeply rooted in conservation and respect for nature with all its inhabitants.

The Icelandic waters are home to many different whale species and Láki Tours provides whale-watching tours from two unique locations, offering the perfect excursions to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. From Ólafsvík in Snæfellsnes, you have the chance to see species that are not often


seen elsewhere around the country, such as orcas and sperm whales. Hólmavík in the Westfjords is one of the best locations to see humpback whales, a favourite among whale watchers because of their playful nature. Puffin tours are available from Grundarfjörður during the summer months. “Being the only tour company in these locations, we are always the only boat out there with the whales. This makes for respectful encounters with the animals and unforgettable experiences for the passengers – and the crew too!” says Renée Blankenstein, guide and marketing manager. The Láki team consists of knowledgeable and experienced captains and



Exploring Iceland

Photos: Renée Blankenstein

guides with a passion for wildlife that’s transferred into memorable experiences on the water. They put great emphasis on conservation and research, and by providing close encounters with the animals they aim to instill a greater respect for nature with all the life that it holds. Whale, what are you waiting for? Your Icelandic adventure awaits. Instagram: @lakitours

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