Whale Watching from Reykjavik

From: € 96
Duration: ~ 3 hours

On this whale watching tour from Reykjavik you get the chance to see whales in their natural environment, which is an unforgettable experience. Just out from Reykjavik city harbour the Faxaflói bay is home to variety of whale species and an array of sea birds, including the famous Puffin and the beautiful Arctic Tern. Humpback whales, harbour porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins are all common sights on this popular whale watching tour


  • Get close to some of the planet's largest animals
  • See white-beaked dolphins surfing the waves
  • Observe Harbour Porpoises playing at the surface
  • Enjoy the diverse bird life of Faxaflói bay
  • Beautiful seascapes and refreshing ocean breeze


  • Complimentary pick up and drop off for hotels, guesthouses and bus stops
  • Professional tour guide on whale watching tour

Tour Itinerary

This whale watching tour takes you sailing from Reykjavík out to Faxaflói bay which is home of variety of whales, dolphins, and other marine life including sea birds like the Puffin, Arctic tern, Gannet and gulls.

The most common sightings include dolphins and humpback whales and, on rarer occasions, minke whales and killer whales.. 

Specially built for whale watching, the spacious vessel offers variety of platforms for watching the whales as well an indoor viewing area with large windows. 

To keep you warm and comfortable there are warm overalls on board, but there are also hot drinks and light refreshments in the on-board café. 

After the tour you can explore the Whale Exhibition Centre to find out more about the mysteries of the ocean. It is situated in an old Capelin-fishing vessel “Fífill,” which has been transformed into an exhibition and information centre on whales and sea birds.

Please note

  • In the rare event that no whales are spotted on your tour, you can have another whale watching tour for free

Pickup points

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Pickup Info

  • Please have your e-voucher or ticket out to show the driver.
  • Shuttles pick up passengers 45 min. before the scheduled tour departure time.
  • This whale watching tour is operated by our partner "Elding Reykjavik Whale Watching" that picks you up from your hotel, guest house or at your designated bus stop and takes you directly on the tour.  
  • To help ensuring the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel, guest house or at your designated bus stop when pick up starts.
  • Shuttles transfer passengers to the departure and return point for this tour at Reykjavik Harbour, by Ægisgarður pier
  • Please note: after the tour, passengers are dropped off at either their pick-up point or the closest possible point.

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Rating & Reviews

Definately book with this company


Easy to use excellent company

22 April, 2019 by Ms Susie williams on Grayline Tour

great trip


Good trip well organized.

07 April, 2019 by Mr Wei Song on Grayline Tour


Great tours, love it and will book over and over again.

04 March, 2019 by Mr Antonio Betances on Grayline Tour



01 March, 2019 by Mr Scott Wlson on Grayline Tour

Very professional


Well organised, professional and trustworthy

27 February, 2019 by Mr Iftikhar Shami on Grayline Tour

A great company to book with


Booking is very easy. Any problems are quickly resolved. Unfortunately our whale watching experience was cancelled. Refund is on the way and this too was dealt with expediently.

27 February, 2019 by Mrs Sharon Johnson on Grayline Tour


Good no probs

22 February, 2019 by Ms Aneta Noszczynska on Grayline Tour

Well organised


We really enjoyed all the trips we booked. Everything ran to schedule and was well organised. The buses were clean and comfortable. My only issue was some bad language from one of the tour guides as we were travelling with young children. Other than that it was great.

13 January, 2019 by Mrs Ann-Louise Pedersen on Grayline Tour


Le transfert vers l'activité s'est bien passé, le chauffeur était à l'heure. Au comptoir de la compagnie, la personne de l'accueil était agréable et nous a même proposé des cachets contre le mal de mer. Le personnel était attentif mais les baleines ne furent pas au rendez-vous. Pour le contact clientèle, je trouve que c'est un atout de nous reproposer l'activité gratuitement car les baleines n'ont pas été vues pendant notre croisière.

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24 November, 2018 by Mrs Jennifer Chalder on Grayline Tour


I booked several tours while in Iceland. Not all were successful, northern light and whalespotting. But I'm impressed bij your logistics. Excellent organised. Also WiFi at the buses is nice, able to upload video immediately. Great!

18 November, 2018 by Mr Cor Hovestadt on Grayline Tour


Very easy to use for booking. Staff are friendly and helpful. Very efficient service. Came across grey line in rome earlier this year and found the same thing there would definitely recommend them

05 November, 2018 by Mr Keith Boniface on Grayline Tour


Gray Line's services are excellent, great, helpful, informative guides, well-organised, punctual itineraries, amazing sights. Very easy to book, most convenient pick-up/drop-off locations.

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25 October, 2018 by Mr Joshua Gunton on Grayline Tour



This trip was cancelled owing to bad weather. In truth the day was still, crisp and clear in the main as can be seen in the attached photo taken just before pick up time. It would be easy to believe that the trip was cancelled owing to a lack of ticket sales. In addition we were informed via e mail of the cancellation during the pick up time whilst we were waiting at the designated bus stop. We were NOT on-line so did not receive it. My mobile phone number was clearly shown on the booking, so this would have been a more effective way of getting us the news. So we actually waited for 1.25 hours before walking to the Gray Line offices to discover the trip had been cancelled.

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20 October, 2018 by Mr Philip Tatum on Grayline Tour

Unvergesslich, atemberaubend, hervorragend


Absolut zu 100% zufrieden, zuverlässig, freundlich, verständlich, kompetent, gut erreichbar, tolles Programm, große Auswahl an Ausflügen für jeden Geschmack und Budget.

19 September, 2018 by Ms Evgenia Koptyug on Grayline Tour


Great way to see Iceland

25 August, 2018 by Mr Lan Robinson on Grayline Tour


Very friendly staff. Talked about more than just the whales we saw (birds and environmental issues). Explained much about about what we were seeing and about wildlife in Iceland. Didn’t just drive us out and drive back but tried to find whales. Really enjoyed this tour!

05 August, 2018 by Mr Steve Wiles on Grayline Tour



Reliable, safe and informative great service thank you

26 July, 2018 by Mrs Kathleen Peake on Grayline Tour

Well organized and fun ! We didn't see any whales but quite an adventure.


Even though we didn't see any whales, the experience was awesome and the crew was nice and knowledgeable. We did see puffins and rare dolphins. Being out on the rocky Northern Atlantic was a real blast !!

25 July, 2018 by Ms Amy Wimberg on Grayline Tour


Booking the airport transfers and excursions was simple,quick and easy. The collection times were accurate and all drivers and staff were very professional,friendly and helpful.

22 May, 2018 by Mr John Robert Fell on Grayline Tour

A whale of a time!


Fantasic experience from start to finish. I would highly recommend the Whale Watching tour! The hotel pick up was efficient, and Elding were very friendly, professional and customer-focussed throughout. We were very lucky with the weather and fortunately had several whale sightings. Top tip: wear the warm overalls... It's freezing out there in the North Atlantic!!!

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27 April, 2018 by Mr Robert Ostrowskyj on Grayline Tour

Loved the Golden Circle Tour and will do it again when I return to Iceland


The Golden Circle Tour was everything that was advertised. Had plenty of time at each location. Driver and our guide (Rina) were outstanding

20 April, 2018 by Mr Kevin ONeill on Grayline Tour

A must do experience in Iceland


Great tour and and a good experience since we were pretty lucky and since there was a lot of activity with the whales. Tour guide was very informative and answered any of our questions and pick up and drop off as always was fantastic.

18 April, 2018 by Mr Jasser Al-Hilaly on Grayline Tour

One we set sail it was a wonderful experience.


Long wait for pick - up (I could have walked to the harbour in the advised time to stand by plus time driving around picking up others). if you are fit, I would suggest considering this. Great boat, well maintained. Cosy overalls available but I did not use them as I have previous experience of trips of this sort and wore a ski jacket, woolly hat etc. Excellent guide! We were lucky with what we saw and I will look back on the afternoon with great pleasure.

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18 April, 2018 by Mr Ann Abineri on Grayline Tour


Easy online booking system very efficient and tour guides where very informative overall excellent service.

12 April, 2018 by Mrs Patricia White on Grayline Tour


first class service

08 April, 2018 by Mr Robin Burton on Grayline Tour


Easy to do. Good price and good choices

04 April, 2018 by Mr Thomas Melville on Grayline Tour

whale watching with a young family


easy online booking form. simple to use the website.

24 March, 2018 by Mrs Jacqueline Thomas on Grayline Tour


Great tour, passionate staff, cold suits provided to stay warm

24 March, 2018 by Ms Lexi Peters on Grayline Tour

Very enjoyable.


Excellent trip

22 March, 2018 by Mr Charles Wilkinson on Grayline Tour

Wouldn't use anyone but Gray Line


This is my second trip to Iceland where I booked all my excursions exclusively with Gray Line. They are a top notch group and we enjoyed each tour immensely.

20 March, 2018 by Mrs Margaret Aplis on Grayline Tour

A Good Value and an Amazing Experience


A great trip , experince of the winter weather at sea was amazing !

28 February, 2018 by Mr melvin Stevens on Grayline Tour


Jakob is an excellent tour guide who guided us tour to the Golden Circle, he told us Iceland history, stories.

22 February, 2018 by Ms Lok Sze Fan on Grayline Tour



Very easy to book.

17 February, 2018 by Mr Biplab Barua on Grayline Tour

Great Experience


Gray Line provided a great service, they pay a different company to actually provide the Whale Watching Trip. But their coordination was great.

13 February, 2018 by Mrs Andrew Russell on Grayline Tour

I wouldn?t recommend..


We saw zero wildlife, no whales, no dolphins, not even a puffin! Whilst I understand you can’t control the wildlife, it felt as if there was zero knowledge and we just trawled a bay in hope. I swam with Dolphins in Mauritius and they knew their location and communicated with other teams. We also had the destination changed last minute so endured a 45 minute coach journey each way and the onboard Cafe was poorly stocked.

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08 February, 2018 by Mr Martin Delaney on Grayline Tour

Great afternoon out!


Really easy to use site & they were very quick to respond to any questions i had.

30 January, 2018 by Mrs Nicole Woods on Grayline Tour


Booking was easy and straight forward unfortunately tour didn’t go ahead so I was email the morning of the tour

17 January, 2018 by Mr James Martin on Grayline Tour



10 January, 2018 by Ms RUOHAN PEI on Grayline Tour

Well managed


Lovely staff. Well organized. No sightings but that wasn't the fault of company. Sitting in the lower deck we found it difficult to hear the safety instructions because of the other passengers talking.

07 January, 2018 by Ms Sorcha O'Neill on Grayline Tour

Fantastic trip!


Booking online was very straight forward and easy.

07 January, 2018 by Mrs Samantha Cotton on Grayline Tour

Service good


They consider our safety

29 November, 2017 by Mrs Sharon Lim on Grayline Tour


they say refunds but i still havent received a refund

24 November, 2017 by Ms Katie Johnson on Grayline Tour


Yes. Easy to book online.

01 November, 2017 by Mrs Jennifer Bartlett on Grayline Tour


Very simple online booking. Staff very helpful in changing the date of our whale watching trip due to poor weather.

20 July, 2017 by Mr Eric Brown on Grayline Tour


The online booking experience was straight-forward and easy.

11 July, 2017 by Mr Keith Boyette on Grayline Tour

Great time in Iceland


Had a great time, quality of tours was great and tour guides were exceptional. Would have liked to have seen some whales on our tour but you can't have everything.

27 April, 2017 by Mr Jason Bocchi on Grayline Tour

Amazing experience


Disappoint because the whale whatch tour was cancelled due to bad weather, and obviously it does not depending of you,the golden circle tour was great,the airport express great,overall Im very happy and satisfied

07 April, 2017 by Mr Adolfo Stefano Lunardi on Grayline Tour

Super transfer


Easy to book and all ran smoothly and timeously. Excellent

22 March, 2017 by Ms Carole Hosgett on Grayline Tour

Gray Line Iceland


Was easy to do and the menus were very clear

21 March, 2017 by Mr William Russell on Grayline Tour


Excursion pas terrible. Nous avons pu voir trois pauvres ailerons de dauphins et d'assez loin en plus. Effectivement se sont des animaux sauvage mais je trouve le rapport qualité/prix assez mauvais. J'ai eu le sentiment d'avoir perdu une journée en Islande.

11 March, 2017 by Mr Charles-Edouard MESSIAS on Grayline Tour

Very reliable service and excellent smooth organisation


Excellent thank you. We booked the golden circle, northern lights and whale watching tours.

24 February, 2017 by Mr DALTON MICHAEL on Grayline Tour

Booking online was clear and easy to do. Also, the 24 hour phone booking se...


Booking online was clear and easy to do. Also, the 24 hour phone booking service was very useful when we needed to transfer a booking to another date. Pick up was punctual and all members of staff I met and spoke to were polite and clearly enjoyed working for Gray Line. Roman, our tour guide who led our South shore tour of Iceland, was particularly knowledgable and good at his job.

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19 February, 2017 by Ms Elizabeth Briscall on Grayline Tour

Well organised but disappointed not to see any whales or dolphins etc Feel...


Well organised but disappointed not to see any whales or dolphins etc Feel bit misled when chap driving minibus told us wrong time of year to see whales and none had been seen recently . Perhaps I should have done more research but I did book it as whale watching ! It is not cheap and although we were given a free return ticket the chance of being able to visit Iceland again within 2 years is very remote .

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04 February, 2017 by Mr Andrew Jones on Grayline Tour

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