About us

Our products are high quality, plant based and the perfect companion for Icelandic adventures.

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Our Story

The Grumpy Whale was born in 2020 with a little cup of hot chocolate and a lot of ambition. The Grumpy Whale comes from the story of Rauðhöfði the mischievous whale from Hvalfjörður and the original recipe was created after a long, cold hike in the area. Read more about why our whale is so grumpy here.

In 2021 we expanded and opened our hot chocolate and Adventure gift store on one of the busiest walking street in Reykjavík: Skólavörðustígur ‘the rainbow street’. We are stocking our shop with eco friendly gifts, local art and our own hot chocolate of course! We can’t wait for you to come and visit us.

Our founder Becca is an adventure guide specialising in scuba diving, so knows the value of a good hot chocolate to get you warmed up after those incredible cold adventures. This company channelled her passion for marine responsible tourism.

We love the outdoors; from the tallest mountains to the deepest oceans so really want our hot chocolates to be the perfect little treat for big adventures. We really hope you enjoy our products and we can’t wait to see you out there with them.

Our Values

We aim to be a responsible business and promote responsible practices through constantly learning and evaluating ourselves to achieve global best practice in all that we do. We know that sustainability and being a responsible company is a journey and our promise is to never stop evolving to be better.

Our Vision

The Grumpy Whale  envisions endless cosy moments during adventures.

Our Mission

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

Core Values

Quality, Kind, Sustainable, Plant Based, Honest, Cruelty Free, Adventurous