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Reykjavik Whale Watching

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88$ 104£ 81$ 130isk 10.990approx €88

The classic and original whale watching tour from Reykjavík harbour. Our specially modified whale watching ships and professional crew will take you out on a search for a wide variety of whale species. There´s really no excuse for not grabbing this great opportunity to go out and explore our pristine northern seas. So, all aboard!

Departures

9:00 / 9:30 / 10:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 17:00 / 19:00 / 20:30

Availability

  • MON
  • TUE
  • WED
  • THU
  • FRI
  • SAT
  • SUN

Duration

Approx. 3 hours

Guiding language

English

Search for the largest mammal in the world

On the Reykjavík Whale Watching tour you will board a ship and brave the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. You will search for whales, and other wildlife in its natural habitat. In the bay around Reykjavík a large variety of Whales, dolphins and birds can be found. The minke whales are playful and in large numbers, along with the quick and quirky white-beaked dolphins, the cute harbour porpoises and the huge humpback whales.

We have more than 15 years experience of guiding and operating whale watching tours in the Faxafói bay, so you can be certain that we love and respect the whales and other wildlife in our native bay. Our trips always bear in mind the wellbeing of the whales and we are also active participants in the protection and research of whales.

All of our whalewatching tours start from our ticket office on the Ægisgarður pier at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík. You can purchase tickets there or exchange vouchers if you have booked a prepaid trip. Your whale watching guide will meet you in our Whale Watching Centre located on board an old fishing vessel that is permanently moored at the pier.

Before or after the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images and videos providing lots of interesting facts about the whales and marine life in Icelandic waters.

The tour’s highlights include seeing minke whales, humpbacks, harbour porpoises and sea birds in their native habitat. If you want to see whales AND puffins, check out the Whales, Puffins & Reykjavík tour.

Details on the Whale Watching Tour

Price & Availability: See booking window on right.
Children 0-6 years free & 7-15 years 50% Discount.
Min: No minimum number of participants
Age limit: No age limit
Bring with you: Dress according to weather. In Iceland it is always wise to dress in warm, waterproof clothes. Weather changes can be sudden so expect the unexpected. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants, headwear and gloves. Good outdoor shoes are recommended.*
Hotel pick up: We offer hotel pick up, but keep in mind we are located at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík, easily within walking (0-15 min) distance from all hotels located in zip codes #101 & #107 in downtown Reykjavík. We encourage you to walk, both for the sake of the environment and your health.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours in summer and 5 hours in winter

* If you don’t have warm clothing we can supply you with a very warm overall and additional gear, as well as having some sweaters to lend.

What's included:

  • Expertly guided whale watching tour in Faxaflói Bay
  • Elding boat
  • Our specially modified whale watching ships all have spacious viewing decks as well as indoor facilities such as a cafeteria and toilets.
  • Warm overalls in case of cold weather
  • Access to the Whale Watching Centre
  • Wireless internet on board
  • “Whale Guarantee” If we do not spot any whales on your tour you get another free trip on our classic tour.
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Tour Highlights

Faxaflói Bay

Faxaflói is a bay in southwest Iceland, between the peninsulas of Snæfellsnes and Reykjanes. Reykjavík is situated on its southern shore. Faxaflói has been a source of nourishment of the people living on its shores where fishermen went out in small boats to fish for dinner.

Viðey

Viðey is the largest island of Kollafjörður Bay in Iceland, near the capital of Reykjavík. The island has archaeological remains dating back to the early 10th century, and was the site where the "father of Reykjavík" Skúli Magnússon constructed his home and a church in the 12th century.

City of Reykjavík

Reykjavík is the capital and largest city of Iceland. It has a latitude of 64°08' N, making it the world's northernmost capital. With a population of around 120,000, it is the heart of Iceland's cultural, economic and governmental activity. It is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world.

Harpa Concert Hall

Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Look out for events in Harpa while in Iceland.

Reykjavík Old Harbour

The Reykjavík harbour was built between the years of 1913-1917 and is becoming a boom area. With the new addition of the Harpa Concert Hall and a growing number of other interesting places and businesses in addition to beautiful ships and boats.

The Nature of Faxaflói Bay

Faxaflói Bay is a thriving eco system. There are minke whales, humpback whales, fin whales, blue whales, seals, porpoises and a rich birdlife. Depending on season, there are auks, murres, puffins, gulls, skuas, terns, shearwaters, ducks, geese and swans.

"Reykjavik Sightseeing"

We took the 8 hour bus trip to see as much as we could in a short period of time. The bus was modern and comfortable. The tour guide was informative and we saw some very different landscapes. Parts of Iceland are unique and there are opportunities for awesome pictures. A favourite was watching the Geyser erupt every 8-10 minutes. Very interesting.

- Kim K, May 2017

"South coast classic"

Just got back from the tour! We went on a large bus that was in pristine condition and always at a comfortable temperature. Though large, the tour felt more intimate than other large bus tours we had been on. The group may have been smaller and both the guide and driver reached out and connected with everyone on the tour. Both answered questions and were very happy to chat about Iceland and Icelandic culture. The audio guides were a nice addition

- Torra S, May 2017

"Wonderful waterfall tour"

We did the southern Iceland tour that included the glacier hike and visiting three waterfalls. The bus was smaller than other companies, but had free wifi and individual tablets with information about various sights along the way. Our guide was excellent and went with us through a stream into the hidden waterfall area. He also took many pictures of us. I would highly recommend this company and would book them again.

- cornell82, May 2017