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Tour code: 5477WHALE
Cruise Faxaflói Bay in search of humpback and minke whales during this whale-watching tour from Reykjavik. A naturalist guide talks about the biology and behavior of these magnificent marine mammals while you look for signs of their presence. Stay warm and dry in provided thermal coveralls as you keep your eye out for whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises. Choose from a 2.5-hour, high-speed express boat option or a full, 3.5-hour tour, both of which include round-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels.


  • Faxaflói Bay whale-watching cruise from Reykjavik
  • Watch out for harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpbacks
  • Learn about some of Iceland’s most majestic native wildlife from an onboard guide
  • Choose between a 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise, or a 2.5-hour high-speed boat version

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What You Can Expect

Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Watch out for whales on your Iceland shore excursion!

Following pickup at your Reykjavik hotel, you'll be transferred to the city's Old Harbor. Choose between an express 2.5-hour, high-speed tour or a 3.5-hour cruise at time of booking.

Step aboard your comfortable boat and pull on a pair of thermal coveralls to protect you from the Icelandic elements. Find a comfortable spot on the deck and settle in for the scenic ride out into Faxaflói Bay. If at any point you get chilly, make your way into the warm indoor viewing area, where hot chocolate, tea, coffee and snacks are available for purchase. 

As the boat cruises through the surf, keep your eyes open for white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales and harbor porpoises. This company has a 90 percent whale-spotting success rate, so have your camera at the ready. In the unlikely event that you don't see any wildlife, you'll receive a complimentary ticket for a second whale-watching excursion. 

At the conclusion of your eco-adventure, return to shore and board your land vehicle for drop-off back at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Sharon Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Took 9pm express whale watching tour. Saw very many dolphins jumping from the sea and swimming. Also saw a whale from a distance. The crew was very friendly and helpful. Midnight sun was amazing. The sunset was so beautiful. I highly recommend.

Andrew J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Boat was in good condition and the staff were helpful, friendly and informative. When booking this tour I was sceptical we would see any whales, however we had more than 10 sightings of Minke whales and saw three Humpback whales and several harbour porpoises. Overall this trip was a really great way to spend an evening in Reykjavik

Simon B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

obviously it is hit and miss if you see anything but we were lucky enough to see a humpback whale which we stayed with for a long time. saw some dolphins too!

Neil H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was absolutely fantastic sea was calm sun was out we saw humpbacks, Dolphins, harbour porpoise puffins .one humpback came within 6 foot of the boat. A really great tour guide, refreshments on board reasonably priced I would recommend it to anyone

Michael W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great activity

Judith K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Seating was acceptably comfortable. Staff were friendly, pleasant, knowledgeable, helpful, etc. Boat is clean, toilets clean and plentiful. We viewed minke whales, various species of dolphin, puffins,and got up close and personal with a humpback! Pilot handled boat expertly, so as not to startle the animals, as well as ensuring that the ride was as calm as possible. Snacks were a little pricey, but included sandwiches and real food, not just chips and candy.

Theresa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

What a magical way to spend the afternoon! We experienced multiple sightings of hump-backed whales with expert guidance from the crew. A truly memorable tour.

Jessica F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I would fully recommend this tour. We had such an amazing time the highlight of my trip and were lucky to see many different species of wildlife. We saw: porpoises, puffins, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and an orca killer whale! We were so so lucky to be able to see a killer whale in the wild, such a beautiful animal it made me cry! The guides were very informative, friendly and funny. When an animal was spotted they always made sure everybody could see and we all had great views from the front of the boat. Overall, I would fully recommend this trip. Thank you for making our trip to Iceland wonderful!

Mark A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We managed to see many whales! it was an amazing experience

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