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  • Location:Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration:2.5 hours or 3.5 hours

Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Cruise the waters off of Reykjavik in search of humpback and minke whales during this whale-watching tour. Listen as your expert naturalist guide talk about the biology and behavior of these magnificent marine mammals while you look for signs of their presence. Wearing provided warm, dry thermal coveralls, keep your eye out for whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises as the boat makes its way through Faxaflói Bay. Choose from a 2.5-hour high-speed express boat version 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% 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

Angela R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour was brilliant! We got so close to the whales and our guide was brilliant. Highly recommend!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very interesting and informative experience.
The staff on the boat were very friendly and the trip worthwhile. Would recommend.

Russell B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

100% thumbs up. The company was amazing, felt safe, great boat and great guides. We were Lucy enough to see both whales and dolphins but they clearly know what they are doing. I wanted to do again but couldn't fit in. Would go back just to go on this trip again

Alana H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We went the last week of august and were able to see a humpback, several mink whales, 2 puffins, and 2 schools of dolphins! It was also very nice to have refreshments on board. Highly recommend! Just make sure to bring a proper wind jacket and warm clothes!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Amazing experience as the boat swung this way and that reacting to sightings.

Martin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We saw dolphins and a humpback whale. A great experience for the family.

Nanette V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved this tour! We saw 2 different types of whales and they provided special suits for us to wear as it was quite cold out on the water. It was easy to find the place and checking in was no problem. Would definitely recommend!

Anne V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I got really lucky with the weather and it was sunny and clear blue skies which made the trip go pretty smoothly. I did see some whales and even if I hadn't seen any, the trip would have been nice enough because of the views. I recommend putting on the complimentary coveralls, as it can get pretty cold out there.

Amanda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing! Saw at least one whale every 5 minutes. Boat was very spacious and crew was very knowledgeable.

David C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

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