About Us

Who is The Grumpy Whale?

The Grumpy Whale emerged from the love of adventure in every corner of Iceland.

Our name was chosen on a long hike in the Hvalfjordur (Whale Fjord) area while sharing stories about the local folklore around a grumpy whale. Read more about why our whale is so grumpy here.

We started off producing luxury hot chocolates to keep you warm and cosy while exploring the sometimes harsh Icelandic nature.

The folklore that inspired our name then inspired us to write and illustrate The Grumpy Whales Children’s children’s book. We hope our little book will inspire great adventures. The story has environmental, friendship and redemption themes

We have now expanded further to take you on our adventures with us. We are a fully licensed day tour provider from the Icelandic Tourist Board and can help you plan the perfect Iceland adventure of your dreams!

If you like to go on a cosy adventure with us please get touch!

We want to help you plan your visit in Iceland and introduce you to The Grumpy Whale world. We love nothing more than sharing the wonders of Iceland. We can take you on driving and hiking tours all over Iceland and arrange amazing activities with our trusted partners from snowmobiling to snorkeling to ziplines and more.

Meet The Team

We are a small, but mighty family run business. This means we can ensure you will get a personal authentic Icelandic adventure that fulfills everything you dreamed of on your visit!


Owner/ Founder/CEO/Guide

Becca has a background as a Scuba Instructor and Adventurer Driver guide here in Iceland with a Masters in Sustainable Tourism Management. She is an advid hot chocolate lover and is happiest exploring (with hot chocolate in hand!).


Co-Owner/ Lead Guide

Becca´s husband. Biggi is an experienced adventure and wilderness guide. His knowledge of Icelandic history and nature is incredible. His is happiest when in the mountains and cannot wait to take you there. He also loves taking photos. Check out his website here.

Ísold Lóa

Chief Cuteness & Snack Expert

Ísold loves bananas and exploring Iceland!

Our aim is to be a responsible business and promote sustainable practices in Iceland through tourism and beyond. We aim to achieve this through commitment to constantly learning, evaluating ourselves and implementing strategies to ensure we achieve and excel in global best practices in all that we do. With the knowledge that sustainability and being a responsible company is a journey, not a static entity, our promise is to never stop evolving and striving to be better.

We aim to be a positive impact on the environment we operate in and beyond.

Our Mission

The Grumpy Whale aims to deliver high-quality adventure products that are incredible and sustainable.

Our Vision

The Grumpy Whale envisions endless cosy moments during adventures.

Imagine sitting on a mountain drinking hot chocolate while watching whales surface in the fjord below.

Core Values

Quality- Kind-Sustainable-Plant-BasedHonest-Cruelty-Free-Adventurous

Why not join our community?

Join our community today for cosy adventures and more in Iceland. If you would like to join us on a tour please send us an email. If you would like to stay in touch please join our mailing list. If you would like to follow our adventures please follow us on social media