Whale watching is described by those who have done it as a life-changing experience. For those who haven’t been whale watching yet, it usually appears high up on their bucket list. Nothing quite compares to seeing these majestic, beautiful giants. It really puts things into perspective and highlights the wonder and diversity of nature.

Here are some of our favourite whale watching locations.

Where are the best places for whale watching?

The oceans of the world harbour many magnificent species, but none are more widely revered than the majestic whale. Thanks to their wide ranges and large migratory routes, there are plenty of opportunities to see them in plenty of different countries. Join us as we cover some of the best places to go whale watching in the world.

Ilulissat, Greenland

The city of Ilulissat on the west coast of Greenland is the perfect place for whale watching against the beautiful backdrop of towering icebergs.

Akureyri, Iceland

Regarded as Iceland’s ‘Capitol of the North’, Akureyri is an ideal location to enjoy whale watching one day and explore Icelandic wilderness the next..

Tromsø, Norway

The city of Tromsø is at the perfect latitude to see both whales and the Northern Lights – two amazing holiday bucket list items!

Azores, Portugal

The Azores Archipelago is a group of Portuguese islands in the mid-Atlantic where whales and dolphins can be seen all year round.

Tenerife, Spain

Much like the Azores, Tenerife and the other Canary Islands are in prime position for year-round whale watching with different species appearing based on their migratory routes.

Moray Firth, Scotland

Close to the city of Inverness is the Moray Firth inlet, where bottlenose dolphins are in regular attendance alongside seasonal whale species.

Off The Map Travel provide truly tailor-made luxury adventure holidays to multiple destinations where you can enjoy whale watching alongside a range of exciting activities – including the Northern Lights! Our travel specialists are always on hand to discuss your dream vacation package.