Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik information and booking

2.5 hours or 3.5 hours
Departs from
Hotels in Central Rejkjavik
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
January - March:1pm onlyApril:8.55am and 1pmMay:8.55am, 10am, 1pm, 2pm and 5pmJune - August:8.55am, 10am, 1pm, 2pm, 5pm and 6pmSeptember: October - Dec:
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Tour description provided by Viator

Board a whale-watching boat in Reykjavik and head out on an adventure to see the numerous whales of Faxaflói Bay. Stay warm on the boat with complimentary coveralls to put over your clothes. Then keep your eyes open for harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales! Choose from a leisurely 3.5-hour cruise or a high-speed cruise that lasts just 2.5 hours – the perfect option if you have less time.

Start your whale-watching cruise at Reykjavik’s Old Harbor, where you’ll board your luxurious, whale-watching boat. For your comfort, you'll be given a pair of warm overalls to protect you from the cold air. Head to the whale-watching spot and listen as your expert guide explains what species of marine life you can expect to see and tells you interesting facts and old sea stories about encounters with these magnificent mammals.

Scan the water for harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales, keeping your eyes open for the signs of life you learned from your guide. The whales of Faxaflói Bay often surface quite close to the boat, so be prepared for an unforgettable experience!

When you get cold, warm yourself up inside the luxurious and cozy viewing area, where complimentary hot coffee, tea and hot chocolate, as well as some light refreshments (refreshments at own expense) are available.

With 90% whale-spotting success, this whale-watching tour provides a fantastic chance to see whales! In the unlikely event that you don’t spot a whale, you will receive a complimentary ticket for another boat ride.

Don't forget to bring your camera, scarf, hats and gloves!

Enjoy a leisurely 3.5 hour whale watching cruise, or join the high-speed cruise with the express option. Only 2.5 hours you will get to see all of the same wildlife but on board the luxurious high speed boat.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Warm overalls to wear on board

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified