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
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.
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Easy to use excellent company
Good trip well organized.
Great tours, love it and will book over and over again.
Well organised, professional and trustworthy
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.
Good no probs
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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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Great way to see Iceland
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!
Reliable, safe and informative great service thank you
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 !!
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.
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!!!
The Golden Circle Tour was everything that was advertised. Had plenty of time at each location. Driver and our guide (Rina) were outstanding
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.
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.
Easy online booking system very efficient and tour guides where very informative overall excellent service.
first class service
Easy to do. Good price and good choices
easy online booking form. simple to use the website.
Great tour, passionate staff, cold suits provided to stay warm
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.
A great trip , experince of the winter weather at sea was amazing !
Jakob is an excellent tour guide who guided us tour to the Golden Circle, he told us Iceland history, stories.
Very easy to book.
Gray Line provided a great service, they pay a different company to actually provide the Whale Watching Trip. But their coordination was great.
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.
Really easy to use site & they were very quick to respond to any questions i had.
Booking was easy and straight forward unfortunately tour didn’t go ahead so I was email the morning of the tour
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.
Booking online was very straight forward and easy.
They consider our safety
they say refunds but i still havent received a refund
Yes. Easy to book online.
Very simple online booking. Staff very helpful in changing the date of our whale watching trip due to poor weather.
The online booking experience was straight-forward and easy.
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.
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
Easy to book and all ran smoothly and timeously. Excellent
Was easy to do and the menus were very clear
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.
Excellent thank you. We booked the golden circle, northern lights and whale watching tours.
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.
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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