Iceland Whale-Watching, Puffin Cruise Tour from Reykjavik

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Reykjavík

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Get up close to Iceland’s majestic wildlife on this Reykjavik Super Saver that combines a 1-hour puffin cruise and a 2.5- or 3.5-hour whale-watching tour for a discounted price. Choose which days and in what order you wish to take the tours, then wrap up warmly and head for the harbor. Glide around the rocky shores of Akurey island and watch enchanted as puffins nest and dive into the sea for food. Then, on the whale-watching tour, set off through Faxaflói Bay in search of minke whales, humpbacks and more.
Puffin Express Cruise to Akurey from Reykjavik (1 Hour)Select your choice of departure time, then after hotel pickup, board a comfortable boat for your cruise to Akurey, an island off the coast of Reykjavik that is known for its puffin population.On board, snuggle up in one of the provided blankets and listen as your guide shares fascinating facts about the puffins that nest on the island between May and August. As you draw closer, peer through a pair of the boat’s binoculars for a closer look at these seabirds as they dive into the sea for food. You may also spot northern fulmars, gulls, Arctic terns and black guillemots.After 15 minutes, arrive at the rocky shores of Akurey. Circle around the island for more observation time, then let the peace and quiet wash over you when the captain turns the engines off.Your tour then concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel.Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik (2.5 or 3.5 Hours)Choose from a leisurely 3.5-hour cruise or an express 2.5-hour high-speed boat version, then begin with a hotel pickup. Hop inside a comfortable transfer vehicle and travel to Reykjavik’s Old Harbor, where you’ll board your luxurious, whale-watching boat.Find yourself a spot on deck and pull on a pair of provided overalls to shield you from the cold, then listen as your guide explains what species of marine life you can expect to see during your cruise.As your boat breaks away from land, look out for harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales. With 90% whale-spotting success, this Faxaflói Bay cruise 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.If you feel cold during your cruise, make for the cozy inside viewing area, where you can defrost with hot chocolate, coffee, tea and snacks (own expense). After 2.5 or 3.5 hours, your experience ends with a drop-off back at your hotel.Please note: You can choose to take the tours on the same day, or across separate days during your Iceland vacation.

What’s included

  • Free Wi-Fi on whale-watching cruise
  • Protective wear on whale-watching cruise
  • Binoculars and blankets on puffin cruise

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation