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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:  2.5 hours or 3.5 hours
Board a whale-watching boat in Reykjavik and head out on an adventure to see the numerous whales of Faxaflói Bay. Stay warm on the boat with complimentary coveralls to put over your clothes. Then keep your eyes open for harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales! Choose from a leisurely 3.5-hour cruise or a high-speed cruise that lasts just 2.5 hours – the perfect option if you have less time.


  • 3.5 hour whale-watching tour or express 2.5-hour Reykjavik whale-watching tour
  • See marine life up close, including harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales
  • Hot drinks (coffee, tea, hot chocolate) available to purchase and complimentary use of warm coveralls on board

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What You Can Expect

Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Watch out for whales on your Iceland shore excursion!

Start your whale-watching cruise at Reykjavik’s Old Harbor, where you’ll board your luxurious, whale-watching boat. For your comfort, you'll be given a pair of warm overalls to protect you from the cold air. Head to the whale-watching spot and listen as your expert guide explains what species of marine life you can expect to see and tells you interesting facts and old sea stories about encounters with these magnificent mammals.

Scan the water for harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales, keeping your eyes open for the signs of life you learned from your guide. The whales of Faxaflói Bay often surface quite close to the boat, so be prepared for an unforgettable experience!

When you get cold, warm yourself up inside the luxurious and cozy viewing area, where hot coffee, tea and hot chocolate, as well as some light refreshments (at own expense) are available.

With 90% whale-spotting success, this whale-watching tour provides a fantastic chance to see whales! In the unlikely event that you don’t spot a whale, you will receive a complimentary ticket for another boat ride.

Don't forget to bring your camera, scarf, hats and gloves!

Enjoy a leisurely 3.5 hour whale watching cruise, or join the high-speed cruise with the express option. Only 2.5 hours you will get to see all of the same wildlife but on board the luxurious high speed boat.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Well worth doing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was an amazing experience - we only saw one Minke whale but we also saw a basking Shark and several Dolphins. The crew and the commentary were both very good, the commentary being constant, so we knew what was what and where we were going; and the crew took the boat to where they thought there was activity and were clearly actively seeking out Whales for us to view. The boat was clean and comfortable, you could get a coffee or a tea, they had good wet gear that we could use (and we did) it kept us dry and warm and had pockets too so we were able to pop our cameras out of harms if needed! There were enough toilets too. Everyone was friendly and at the end the trip the young lady who was giving the commentary came round and showed us a couple of things and asked if we had any questions. My only regret is that would could not have stayed at sea for another couple of hours. Amazing.

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