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Whale Watching Reykjavík

10.990 ISK /

3-3.5 hours

Children 7-15 years: 5.495 ISK

Children 0-6 years: FREE

Your whale watching Reykjavik adventure begins at the old harbour, just minutes away from the city centre! We offer you two different types of whale watching tours: CLASSIC or EXPRESS

Tour description

Our boats offer great comfort, a fantastic interior, large outside viewing decks and a safe family environment. The friendly guides, along with the captain and crew, point out where to spot the whales and give interesting information about the different kinds of whales and seabirds you can expect to see. We operate one of the largest AND also one of the fastest Whale Watching passenger boats in Iceland. We proudly follow IceWhale code of conduct to respect & protect the nature of Iceland.


All aboard on one of the largest whale watching boats in Iceland! Fantastic inside and outside areas with plenty of space for everyone and a café & souvenir shop on board! This tour has an educational & interactive focus!

WHALE WATCHING EXPRESS [1st June – 30th Sep]:

Join our fast and luxurious boat, which will get you to the whale watching grounds in only 20-30 minutes! Perfectly built for whale watching with a high cruising speed, great fun for the adventurous!

The whales that we can spot on our tours on Faxaflói Bay are mainly 4 types – Minke Whales, White-Beaked Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises and Humpback Whales. The guide will help you spot them on the tour and we ask that you help us as well!

We follow IceWhale’s code of conduct for responsible whale watching as we have great respect for the wildlife in the bay. We let the animals approach us and keep our distance so that we do not disturb their daily routine.

What's included

  • Guided boat tour
  • Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings!
  • Educational & Interactive focus (on CLASSIC tour)
  • Warm floatable overalls provided for your comfort & safety – overalls also available in children’s sizes!
  • Wi-Fi, Café and Souvenirs on board
  • WCs on board

Tour details


3-3.5 hours


English German available on CLASSIC 1st May - 30th Sept Spanish available on EXPRESS from 1st June - 30th Sept @ 10:00 on Fridays


We recommend warm clothes and good footwear - and don't forget your camera!


CLASSIC (3-3.5 hours)

09:00 09:00 09:00**
13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00

*From 15th May - 30th September **Until 15th Nov


EXPRESS (2-2.5 hours)

10:00 10:00
14:00 14:00

*From June 15th - July 31st

Additional information

Please note that the starting point for this tour is the Special Tours Ticket Office, located at Ægisgarður 13, 101 Reykjavík.

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

Transfers are not available for the 21:00 departure June 15th – July 31st.

Important information

The tour is dependent on weather and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Weather and sea conditions can be unpredictable during the winter months. Our captains will make their decision to sail based on many years of experience, always keeping in mind passenger safety and comfort.

We can never guarantee sightings on our tours, but in case of no sightings we do offer a FREE ticket to try again!

Sometimes in the winter we might sail from other harbours south of Reykjavik for better sea conditions, in which case we provide transport for all our passengers to and from Reykjavik. In this case the tour might be slightly longer due to the extra drive.


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