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Whale Watching & Perlan

16.480 ISK /

5 hours

Youth (7-17): 8.485 ISK, Children (6): 2.490 ISK

Children (0-5): Free

Whale Watching & Perlan – a day full of excitement and wonder!

Tour description

Start by selecting the departure time for your Whale Watching tour. This 3-3.5 hour adventure at sea sets sail from Reykjavik’s Old Harbour in the heart of the downtown area. Grab a pair of warm overalls and head to the upper deck, or relax as you set sail from the warmth and comfort of the cafe. As you sail out into the whale watching area in the beautiful Faxaflói Bay, your expert guide will tell you all about the different types of wildlife you may encounter during your tour. Keep your eyes open for our most commonly-spotted species: minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. 
The Perlan Day Pass is the perfect way to experience the plethora of Icelandic natural wonders with the convenience of staying in the city. The pass gives you access to all exhibitions inside of Perlan, including the mesmerizing ice cave, geological forces of nature, the Látrabjarg bird cliff, and the Perlan Planetarium. This is an excellent and fun way to learn about the natural history of the country while immersing yourself in interactive experiences. To top it all off, step out onto the outer deck for a breathtaking 360° view of Reykjavík and the surrounding landscapes.
Special Tours Iceland App with 5 languages (English, German, French, Spanish and simplified Chinese) available for Android and Apple. It is available for all clients to download before or during the tour, with both text and audio information. The app is as close to an audio-guided wildlife adventure as possible.

What's included

Whale Watching
  • Live-guided whale watching tour
  • Warm overalls – also available in children’s sizes
  • Free WiFi
  • Heated indoor seating areas
  • Free ticket to try again if nothing is seen!
  • Entry ticket valid for all exhibitions
  • Free parking

Tour details


5 hours


English year-round, additional languages on request

Additional information

The starting point for the Whale Watching tour is at the Special Tours Ticket Office, located at Geirsgata 11, 101 Reykjavík. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
Perlan is located at Varmahlid 1, Oskjuhlid – 105 Reykjavik.

Important information

We recommend dressing warmly and wearing sturdy shoes.

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