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
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 harbor 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 whale-watching 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, harbor 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 the booking window on the 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 the 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.
Expertly guided whale-watching tour in Faxaflói Bay
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.
Departure from this location
Full refund if cancelled due to weather. Cancellation fee can be witheld if cancelled with short notice.
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