Reykjavik Whale Watching Tour

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Duration: 3 hours
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Experience Highlights

Experience one of Iceland's best natural spectacles on a Humpback and Minke whale watching tour to Faxaflói Bay from Reykjavík. The activity will be led by a professional guide who will give you an insight into the marine life of these amazing mammals, while you watch the whales, white-beaked dolphins and porpoises. You will be provided with thermal overalls to enjoy the tour in peace and quiet. You can choose between a 2.5 hour high speed express boat tour or a full 3.5 hour tour.

  • Whale watching cruise from Reykjavík
  • See marine mammals such as whales, white-beaked dolphins and porpoises up close.
  • Learn about Iceland's marine wildlife from a local guide.
  • Choose between an express cruise or a full cruise.
  • The experience can be repeated if you miss the sighting on your first attempt.

What’s included

  • Whale watching tour from Reykjavík
  • Complimentary entrance fee to repeat the experience in case no marine life is seen on the first tour
  • Thermal jackets for adults and children
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Step by Step

Climb aboard a comfortable boat and start a whale watching tour of Faxaflói Bay from Reykjavík.

A local guide will provide you with information about the life and biology of the marine mammals, while you admire the impressive humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and porpoises.

On board you will receive a thermal coverall to protect you from the elements during the activity. Choose to take the tour on a 2.5 hour express boat or a full 3.5 hour tour.

Inside the boat you can stay on deck or in the inner observation deck where you can stay in a warmer temperature with heating and buy snacks or hot drinks.

The chance rate of seeing this wonderful natural experience with marine mammals is 90%. If you do not see any wildlife on the tour, you will receive a complimentary ticket to enjoy the experience a second time.

If you wish to book a return transfer, you have to book it as an additional cost.


· 1407 Reviews
  • S
    (0 Reviews)
    Very well organized. We saw whales and really enjoyed the experience.
  • L
    (0 Reviews)
    What an experience we saw a humpback before leaving the harbor. Brilliant to see them in the wild.
  • J
    (0 Reviews)
    We were very lucky because we saw whales on the way out.
  • S
    (0 Reviews)
    The guide also took excellent photographs, so when we clicked on the website we were able to keep them for free.
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