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Whale Watching & Whales of Iceland Exhibition

11.890ISK /

3-5 HRS

Children (7-15 yrs): 6.395 ISK

Children (0-6 yrs): FREE

The BIG Whale Experience
A Whale Watching tour from Reykjavik, including a visit to the spectacular Whales of Iceland Exhibition 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.

Special Tours Wildlife Adventures have now partnered with Whales of Iceland, the spectacular whale exhibition, giving you the opportunity to experience the different whales found around Iceland from both land and sea. On this combo tour the admission to Whales of Iceland is included in your Whale Watching ticket so before or after your tour we recommend visiting the Whales of Iceland exhibition on the other side of the old Reykjavik harbour. The Whales of Iceland exhibition showcases 23 life-size whale models with a lot of in-depth information, interactive experiences and underwater footage of whales shown on a 8 meter long screen. A part of the exhibition focuses on conservation where the multiple threats (and their solutions)  that whales face in the ocean today are showcased. The exhibition really gives you a feeling for how small we humans are compared to the ocean wildlife.

On the Whale Watching tour, you will check in at our Special Tours Ticket Office at the Old Reykjavik harbour before 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. During the tour we can get a feeling of their behavior in the wild, while learning more about them from one of our expert guides. The focus of the tour is on the wildlife in the bay, unique experiences and personal service while making sure the environment is protected and respected in every way possible. In case of no sightings on our tours you are entitled to a ticket to try again for free.

This is the perfect whale watching combo tour, offering you a Big Experience of whales from both land and sea!

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 from 10am – 5pm
  • Café & gift shop inside
  • Audio guide included (10+ languages available)
  • A live guided tour of Whales of Iceland is offered daily at 10:30 & 13:30 for all ticket holders at no extra cost.
  • A full screening of the film Sonic Sea every day at 11:00 and 15:00 (60 min)

Tour details


3-5 HRS


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 Ægisgarður 13, 101 Reykjavík.

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

Important information

Whales of Iceland exhibition is open daily, from 10 am – 5 pm all year round.

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