Whales & Puffins Tour From Reykjavik

From: € 165
Duration: ~ 2 hours

A custom made RIB boat takes you on a seabound adventure and allows you to get closer to the whales and puffins tour than you could have ever imagined possible. Fast, stable, and safe, RIB boats can cover more areas in search of whales and wildlife than traditional boats which, increases your chances of spotting whales, dolphins, and sea birds.

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  • Thrilling RIB boat ride off the coast of Reykjavik
  • Getting close to whales, puffins, and other ocean wildlife
  • Beautiful seascapes and refreshing ocean breeze
  • Small group experience with only 12 people per boat.


  • Expert guided express RIB boat whale watching tour
  • Warm overalls, gloves, goggles, and all the necessary safety equipment


  • Pick up and drop off

Tour Itinerary

Leaving from the Whale Safari ticket office by Reykjavik's Old Harbour, this whale watching tour takes you out on a fast, stable and safe, RIB boat to watch whales, dolphins, and sea birds of Faxaflói bay. 

The islands off the coast of Reykjavik are teeming with bird life, including the colourful Puffin, cormorants, and various types of gulls which makes it the perfect area to start the adventure.

From bird watching the incredibly fast RIB boats sets out to Faxaflói bay in search of whales and dolphins. RIB boats can cover more area in search for whales and wild life than traditional boats which increases your chances of spotting whales, dolphins, and sea birds.The Most common sights include dolphins, humpback whales, and killer whales.

Heading back from the Whale safari the tour takes you sightseeing along Reykjavík's coast line that offers the opportunity for some great photos such as the Sun Voyager sculpture and a side view of Iceland´s most famous building, the glittering Harpa Concert Hall.

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Please note

  • Please note that the Puffin migration season in Reykjavik is generally between early May and the middle of August.
  • This tour will exclusively feature whale watching when the Puffin population is not in season.
  • This tour may not be suitable for people over the age of 65 years, people with back problems and pregnant women
  • If possible, bring warm outdoor clothing like a fleece sweater, cap and gloves and proper foot wear
  • In the rare event that no whales are spotted during the tour, you can have another whale watching tour for free
  • Minimum height for this tour is 140 cm
  • This tour is operated by our partners

Pickup Info

  • Please have your e-voucher or ticket out to show at tour departure
  • This tour is operated by our partner "Whale Safari" situated at the Reykjavik Old Harbour, Ægisgarður 5. Please arrive there before departure (pick up is not included in this tour).
  • The tour ends upon return to Reykjavik harbour (transfer back to hotels, guest houses and bus stops not included). 

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