Cruises that take place between May 1 and August 15 also include a visit to Akurey or Lundey islands to see their large colonies of nesting puffins.
- Whale-watching shore excursion to Faxaflói Bay from Reykjavik Port
- See Icelandic marine life up close, like porpoises, white-beaked dolphins and humpback whales
- Learn about the different species of whales that frequent the waters around Faxaflói Bay
- Warm up with waterproof coveralls on the boat, if you wish
- Choose a 2.5- or 3.5-hour cruise at a time that suits your cruise schedule
- Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
What You Can Expect
Listen to your guide explain the different species of whales that are found in Iceland, and hear captivating tales about encounters with these magnificent sea creatures, getting tips for the signs of life that you need to look out for. The waters around Faxaflói Bay are home to porpoises and white-beaked dolphins as well as whales, and the creatures often surface close to the boat; have your camera ready!
Since most of your whale-watching experience takes place out on deck, temperatures can be chilly. So warm yourself up by heading inside the boat’s luxurious viewing area where complimentary hot drinks and light refreshments can be found.
If your shore excursion takes place between May 1 and August 15, your cruise includes a visit to either Akurey or Lundey island to see a colony of nesting puffins, as well as other colorful bird life that are native to the area. All cruises finish back at Reykjavik Port.
Your cruise has a 95 percent success rate for seeing whales, but in the unlikely event that you don’t see any your guide will give you a complimentary ticket for another boat ride.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to Reykjavik Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
had a great time did not see any whales but did see dolphins. the trip was very good , we were picked up on time no problems.
Paper work needed more details for the meeting arrangements. The van that picked us up had the wrong card on display so we were left checking every vehicle that arrived. We did not really see any whales, a brief glimpse of a minky whale. The boat was good and high speed with warm wet proof suits available. Good value and worth doing but viators need to improve the collection instructions and arrangements with the operators.