Whale Watching from Reykjavik

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From 96.00
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

Please Note

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

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4.3 / 5   overall customer review rating
Apr 22 2019
Very well organised great experience
reviewed by Ms Susie williams
Apr 07 2019
very nice crew very clean boat very nice view
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Mar 04 2019
This activity was amazing and the tour guys were very helpful.
reviewed by Mr Antonio Betances
Feb 27 2019
Unfortunately it was cancelled so I can’t review it
reviewed by Mrs Sharon Johnson
Feb 22 2019
We did not seen whales but there was a dolphins family swimming next to us. So happy to see them again.
reviewed by Ms Aneta Noszczynska
Jan 13 2019
Great trip, we’ll organised and not too busy on board.
reviewed by a Gray Line customer

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.

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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