From the remote seas surrounding Iceland to the mild climate of the Azores, Europe offers many opportunities for whale and wildlife watching excursions. Minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and killer whales are the most common marine mammals sighted from tour boats departing Reykjavik, Iceland; tours there also showcase the northern lights and visit puffin nesting colonies. May through October sees the peak season for blue, finback, and sperm whales off the coast of Portugal.
Pilot whales and various dolphin species, including killer whales, may also be seen. Storm petrels, shearwaters, egrets, terns and kittiwakes offer an eyeful for birders in the Azores.
Address: Reykjavik’s Old Harbour, 101 Reykjavík
Phone: (354) 560-8800
why you should book: Whale watching, puffin watching and more tours from Reykjavik.