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Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original

Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original

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Experience the magic of whale watching on a cruise from Reykjavik. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise the coastal curve of Iceland to marvel at humpback and orca whales in their natural habitat. Scour the sea for sightings of porpoises and dolphins as you listen to fascinating facts surrounding the majestic creatures that inhabit the Icelandic ocean. Heighten your chances of seeing whales on this tour, the success rates of which are 95% in summer and 80% in winter.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.00
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$87.00

Whale Watching & Dolphin Yacht Cruise

Whale Watching & Dolphin Yacht Cruise

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Discover Iceland’s aquatic wildlife on a relaxing cruise aboard a spacious yacht. Board your vessel at Reykjavik’s Old Harbor and venture out to Faxafloi Bay, keeping your eyes peeled for whales, dolphins, and, during the summer months, puffins. While you sail, admire the coastline dotted with mountains, Reykjavik landmarks, and small islands.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.69
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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Watch for minke whales, dolphins and humpbacks on a whale watching cruise from Reykjavik, and take in views of the coast from an open viewing platform or an enclosed cabin. Get the ultimate whale watching experience during the peak season from April through October, when over 20 kinds of whale flock to the North Atlantic. Cruise the harbor in comfort and style, enjoy access to an indoor saloon stocked with snacks and drinks (sold on board), and spot Iceland’s diverse aquatic species with help from the experienced crew.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.00
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$78.00

Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik

Traditional Oak Ship Whale Watching Tour From Husavik

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Realize your dreams of watching humpback whales in their natural environment on a 3-hour Original Whale Watching tour from Húsavik, capital of whale watching in Iceland. After selecting a departure time to suit your schedule, climb aboard a traditional Icelandic oak ship and set sail for a prime whale-watching destination on the ocean. With luck, marvel at the majestic mammals as they dive and plunge before your eyes, listening to informative commentary from your guide as you observe.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.73
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Whale Watching from Downtown Akureyri

Whale Watching from Downtown Akureyri

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Maximize your chances of seeing humpback whales on this Eyjafjord whale watching cruise from Akureyri. Iceland’s longest fjord is known for attracting these massive mammals for summer feeding. Board a high-speed, specially adapted ship capable of covering all the likely viewing areas, and watch for whales from the viewing platforms and decks. Choose from several departures, including a late-night cruise (June to August), with use of thermal coveralls, raincoats, or blankets included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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Whale Watching Cruise on a Superyacht in Reykjavik

Whale Watching Cruise on a Superyacht in Reykjavik

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See Reykjavik from a different perspective and observe local wildlife during this whale-watching cruise from the Old Harbor. Board a spacious yacht, featuring panoramic viewing windows, and sail through Faxalfoi Bay. While you sail, keep your eyes peeled for cetaceans in the water including minke, humpback, and sometimes even killer whales. If you don’t see any wildlife on your tour, receive a ticket for another day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00
Price varies by group size

Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik

Northern Lights Night Tour from Reykjavik

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Seize the opportunity to see one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles during this evening Reykjavik Northern Lights tour. Hop into a climate-controlled coach with an expert guide, and venture deep into Iceland’s darkness-cloaked countryside, far from the electric glow of any towns. Stop at different locations to scan the ink-black skies for the legendary lights, and with luck, catch a dazzling display that you’ll remember forever. Taking a Northern Lights Iceland tour is a must for anyone visiting Reykjavik in winter, so don’t miss out!
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.83
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Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

Golden Circle Classic Day Trip from Reykjavik

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Witness the three wonders of the famous Iceland Golden Circle on this day trip from Reykjavik. Travel by air-conditioned vehicle with an expert guide and learn the history and geology of each site. See the breathtaking Gullfoss waterfall, the bubbling pools and Strokkur waterspout at Geysir and the incredible tectonic rift at Thingvellir National Park. On route, drink in Iceland’s stark beauty and learn how islanders are using its natural steam and geothermal waters to produce sustainable energy.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.78
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Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.69
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Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise

Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise

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Cruise Faxaflói Bay in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) on a 2-hour, small-group whale-watching expedition from Reykjavik. Board a speedy RIB at the Old Harbor, and skim alongside graceful seabirds as you pass seasonal puffin colonies. Watch for minke and humpback whales, porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins, and then return to the harbor along the Reykjavik shoreline. Pause alongside the Harpa Concert Hall and the Sun Voyager sculpture as you take in the city’s most distinctive sights from the water.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.81
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Speedboat Whale Watching in Reykjavík Iceland - Small group

Speedboat Whale Watching in Reykjavík Iceland - Small group

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Iceland’s Faxaflói Bay is home to diverse marine life including dolphins, puffins, and whales, but knowing where the native sea life is likely to appear requires skill and experience. On this whale-watching tour, zoom across the waves by powerful speedboat with your guide and reach the action swiftly. Wrapped up warm against the cold, keep watch for native whales in their natural habitat and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to 12 people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.00
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Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

Traditional Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

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Watch for nimble humpbacks and massive blue whales on this whale watching adventure from Húsavík on a traditional Icelandic oak boat. Enjoy stunning views of the Skjálfandi Bay and Vík mountains as you explore the coastline, a thriving pilgrimage place for marine mammals in the summer season. Learn about Iceland’s wildlife and culture with live commentary from your experienced guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.72
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Whale Watching RIB Boat Tour from Husavik
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Whale Watching RIB Boat Tour from Husavik

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Sometimes whale watching cruises on huge boats make it hard to be able to actually see the ocean life unless you board first and claim the best spots. This whale watching tour from Husavik is on board an RIB boat limited to just 12 passengers, so you’re never in competition for the best vantage points. Plus, its easy to stay warm and safe with an included warm suit and life jacket.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.51
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Whale Watching in Husavik
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Whale Watching in Husavik

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Experience the enchantment of watching whales in their natural environment on a 3-hour whale watching tour from Husavik. Climb aboard a powerful boat and relax as an expert skipper sails to spots renowned for abundant whale sightings. Observe wild seabirds and playful dolphins in their natural environment while scouring the sea for sightings of colossal humpback, blue and Minke whales. Warm up with Hot cocoa and cinnamon buns served on your way back.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00
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Whale Safari and Puffins RIB Boat Tour from Húsavík

Whale Safari and Puffins RIB Boat Tour from Húsavík

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Discover Iceland’s most iconic wildlife with a 2 - 2.5-hour whale and puffin tour from Húsavík on an RIB speedboat. Enjoy views of the Skjálfandi Bay as you skim along the coast, covering an expansive territory in the high-powered craft. Watch for massive blue whales and acrobatic humpbacks, and learn about life beneath the surface from your experienced guide. During the breeding season of mid-April through mid-August, visit ‘Puffin Island’ to find a thriving colony of brightly-colored birds before returning to Húsavík.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Original Carbon Neutral Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

Original Carbon Neutral Whale Watching Tour from Húsavík

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Whale watching is a popular activity for visitors to Iceland, but it can be tricky for animal lovers to find a tour that is sustainable. This whale-watching cruise from Húsavík is the perfect choice – using low-sound, carbon-neutral boats to ensure minimal disturbance as you admire the whales in their natural environment.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.73
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Iceland Super Saver: Puffin Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Iceland Super Saver: Puffin Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Discover the natural majesty of Iceland with the Reykjavik Super Saver, a combination of two popular tours at a discounted price. Realize your dreams of seeing wild whales during a 2.5- or 3.5-hour whale-watching tour and marvel at adorable puffins as you sail the rugged shores of Akurey island on a 1-hour puffin cruise. Enrich your knowledge of the majestic creatures while listening to commentary from a knowledgeable guide on each captivating cruise.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.59
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Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri

Whale Watching Small-Group Tour from Akureyri

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Iceland’s north coast is one of the best places in Europe to see whales in their natural environment. This 2-hour whale watching cruise from Akureyri is limited to 12 passengers for a personalized experience, and offers the chance to spot humpback whales, mink whales, white-beaked dolphins, and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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$159.00

Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
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Icelandic Horse Riding and Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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Enjoy unforgettable adventure in Iceland’s great outdoors on this 5.5-hour horse-riding and whale-watching tour from Reykjavik. Follow your guide through Iceland’s lava fields on horseback and gain insight into the country’s native horse breeds. Explore trails through the wild moorland and enjoy panoramic views over the rugged terrain. Afterward, hop aboard your whale watching boat and cruise out onto the waves. Watch the water for sightings of whales, porpoises and dolphins, and keep your eyes on the skies for birdlife. With your camera to hand, capture Iceland’s wildlife through your lens.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.34
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Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise

Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise

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Realize your dream of spotting wild whales in their natural environment on a 2.5- or 3-5-hour shore excursion around Faxaflói Bay from Reykjavik Port. Opt to enjoy either a 2.5-hour high speed cruise or a relaxed 3.5-hour cruise and then embark on an exhilarating whale-watching adventure. Enjoy illuminating commentary from an expert guide as you scour the sea for an incredible array of wildlife; look out for minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, porpoises and humpback whales as you cruise the beautiful area. Return to your cruise ship well in advance of its departure time on this enriching excursion.
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  • 3 hours 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.70
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Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Hjalteyri

Whale Watching Tour on board a Traditional Oak Ship from Hjalteyri

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The north coast is one of the best places for whale watching in Iceland, and this cruise from Hjalteyri maximizes your chances of spotting the majestic creatures. Set sail across the Eyjafjörður fjord on a traditional oak ship, tuck into refreshments on-board, and look out for minke, and humpback whales.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Deluxe Whale Watching and Whales of Iceland Exhibition Combo from Reykjavik

Deluxe Whale Watching and Whales of Iceland Exhibition Combo from Reykjavik

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Realize your dreams of observing whales in their natural environment on a whale-watching trip from Reykjavik. Cruise on the Atlantic Ocean in search of the Minke and humpback whales native to Iceland. With luck, you’ll see dolphins and porpoises while listening to enriching commentary. Then, gain free entry to the Whales of Iceland exhibition—home to 23 full size models of whales—and plunge into an immersive experience guaranteed to amaze.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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Whales and Puffins Tour from Husavik

Whales and Puffins Tour from Husavik

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Hop a vintage fishing boat for an adventure-filled, half-day wildlife tour, as you set out on the trail of puffins and whales. Get up close and personal with Iceland’s most iconic wildlife species, and get detailed background on their behavior from your captain and guide. Tours include a visit to Lundey Island, home to one of Iceland’s largest puffin colonies, and a whale-watching excursion through Skjálfandi Bay.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.00
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Half-Day Whale Watching and Northern Lights Combo Tour

Half-Day Whale Watching and Northern Lights Combo Tour

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Many Northern Lights tours turn west to Iceland’s interior—but this one sails out of Reykjavik Harbor for a combination whale and Northern Lights spotting sea journey. It’s a great way to see two of Iceland’s most beautiful offerings, and you’ll travel on a boat with viewing platforms, an indoor bar, and free Wi-Fi. Viewings of whales or the lights cannot be guaranteed, but trips can be rebooked  without an extra charge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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