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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. Visit the 'puffin islands' where thousands of puffins nest every year (seasonal), and 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 complimentary hot coffee, tea and hot chocolate, as well as some light refreshments (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 April 2014

Tommy our tour guide was friendly, entertaining, amusing and informative. The boat provided everything we needed to include lovely warm, weatherproof over suits. The refreshments were welcomed after a fabulous time watching hump backed wales, minkie wales and porpoise. A truly magical awesome and memorable trip. Would highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Saw three different types of sea mammals, Harbor Porpoise, Dolphin, and Humpback Whale. Nice ship, good crew and the provided overwear was warm and comfortable. plenty of room to get to railings and get your pictures. Was within 25 ft of humpback.

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