Whale Watching from Reykjavik

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Duration 3 hours




This whale watching tour at Faxaflói bay is the best chance to see whales and diverse birdlife in their natural habitat, with breathtaking scenery


  • 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


  • Round trip transportation with pick up from hotels or guest houses in Reykjavik
  • 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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88% of reviewers liked this tour
Jul 20 2017
No whales but saw white beaked dolphins. Guide very informative.
Jul 11 2017
The whale watching experience was a lot of fun. The instructions from Gray Line on where we were to be picked up for our tour was completely wrong. We were told we would be picked up at our hotel. When the shuttle did not arrive, we had the front desk call Gray Line only to learn that we were to be picked up at another location.
Apr 27 2017
Was good, but we saw no whales.
Apr 07 2017
Unfortunately the tour was cancelled due to bad weather,so at this point I cannot review this experience


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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Redemption Instructions

Tour departure point
Departure and return point for this tour is at Reykjavik Harbour, by Ægisgarður pier

How pick up and drop off works
This whale watching tour is operated by our partner "Elding Reykjavik Whale Watching" that picks you up from your hotel or guest house and takes you directly on the tour.

Pick up from hotels, guesthouses and designated bus stops starts 45 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.

Standing by for pick up
To help ensuring the quickest possible collection we kindly ask you to stand by for pick up in front of your hotel or guest house when pick up starts. Boarding the Elding pick-up coach please present a printed copy of your electronic voucher / ticket to the driver.

Returning from your tour
Returning from your tour, Elding Whale Watching will drop you off at the pickup point you were collected from or at the closest possible point

Need assistance?
Our call centre is open 24 hours every day of the year. This means that whenever you need, there’s always someone from Gray Line Iceland available to assist. Call: 354 540 1313 or e-mail: iceland@graylin

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