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Whale Watching & Whales of Iceland Exhibition

13.890 ISK

Children (7-15 yrs): 7.645 ISK

Children (0-6 yrs): FREE

3-5 hours

Would you like to experience the whales all the way?
Go out at sea to see the live version, and then to the museum to see how big these cetaceans actually are!

Tour description

While out in the bay looking at the whales, you might not fully understand how amazingly big these animals are.

So either before or after the tour we recommend stopping by at Whales of Iceland on the other side of the harbour to get a feeling for how small we humans are compared to the ocean wildlife.

On the Whale Watching tour we sail out to Faxaflói bay where we search for the common whales in the area, such as humpback whalesminke whaleswhite-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. We get a feeling of their behavior in the wild.

At Whales of Iceland, the largest whale museum in Europe, all 23 species that can be found in the surrounding waters of Iceland are shown in real size, and you learn many interesting facts about the whales and their history.

What's included

Whale Watching

  • Guided boat tour
  • Warm overalls (overalls also available in children’s sizes!)
  • Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings!
  • Free WI-FI
  • Café on-board the boat

Whales of Iceland

  • Open daily 10:00-17:00 (closed Dec. 25th)
  • Café & gift shop inside
  • Audio guide included (10+ languages available)
  • A live guided tour of Whales of Iceland is offered daily at 11:00 and 15:00 for all ticket holders at no extra cost.
  • The documentary Sonic Sea plays daily at 10:30, 12:15, 14:00, and 15:45.

Tour details


3-5 hours


English (German available on Whale Watching CLASSIC)

Additional information

Please note that the starting point for the whale watching tour is the Special Tours Ticket Office, located at Geirsgata 11, 101 Reykjavík.

You will be asked to show a valid form of ID upon arrival for check-in.

Please note: there is no transfer included for the 21:00 departure.

Important information

Whales of Iceland is located here (Google Maps link).

The museum is open daily from 10:00 – 17:00 (closed Dec. 25th)

Live guided tours offered daily at 11:00 and 15:00 for all ticket holders.

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