Faxafloi Bay Tours

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Snuggled between the peninsulas of Snæfellsnes and Reykjanes in Southwest Iceland, Faxafloi Bay has always held economic and culinary importance to Icelanders thanks to its enviable location on the shore. Back in the day, fishermen used to catch rations that would feed entire villages.

Now Faxafloi Bay isn’t exactly the fishing hub it once was, with bigger boats needing to venture further out at sea, but it still holds historical significance in the country’s history. One of the main attractions in the entire bay is Viðey Island, the largest island of the small Kollfjörður Bay around Reykjavik. It is where the famous Image Peace Tower 
“Friðarsúlan” is located, which was commissioned by none other than John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, and which bears the words “imagine peace” in 24 different languages. Additionally, Viðey Island is also home to the country’s oldest church, with some settlements dating back to the 10th century. It is also a very popular whale-watching cruise departure point.

Visible from just about everywhere in Reykjavik and beyond (up to 75 miles away on clear days), Faxafloi Bay is reachable by car in about 45 minutes via route 1, Iceland’s Ring Road (journey length depends on how far up north Faxafloi Bay visitors are going). It is also possible to reach the region by public transit with buses 6 and 57 from Reykjavik. 

Practical Info

Viðey is accessible via ferry from Reykjavik’s old harbor every day at 11:50 a.m. and 2:50 p.m. during the summer, and at 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. from Skarfabakki Quay in the winter. One ride costs ISK 1100 per adult, ISK 550 per children aged 7-15 and ISK 1000 for students.  
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Address: Reykjavik, Iceland
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Northern Lights Cruise from Reykjavik

Search the skies for the Northern Lights on a guided, 2.5-hour boat cruise from Reykjavik. The still waters of Faxaflói Bay make an ideal spot for stargazing and catching the sometimes elusive Northern Lights. Learn all about Mother Nature’s fireworks display from a guide, sip a warm drink on board (own expense), and enjoy hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected).
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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.
  • Duration: Flexible
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Iceland Super Saver: Northern Lights Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Experience two of Iceland’s most incredible natural sights as you go whale watching and search for the Northern Lights with this package of two separate excursions from Reykjavik. Climb aboard your boat to search for the Aurora Borealis, a spectacular celestial display of colorful lights triggered by magnetic storms. For your second excursion, head out again by boat into Faxaflói Bay as you search for the area’s incredible marine life, including humpback whales, minke whales and harbor porpoises, among others. Both trips include hotel transport (if option selected), guides, warm coveralls and Wi-Fi on the whale watching cruise.
  • Duration: Flexible
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$166.93 USD
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Iceland Super Saver: Puffin Cruise plus Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$128.70 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Sea-Fishing Tour from Reykjavik

Enjoy an unforgettable angling trip on Iceland’s icy waters on this 2.5-hour sea fishing trip from Reykjavik. Whether you’re an aspiring or experienced sea angler, pull on some warm coveralls, and sail into Faxaflói Bay on a comfortable fishing boat. Then, with instructions from the crew, set up the supplied fishing rods and bait, and wait for a bite. If you’re lucky, catch species such as cod, halibut and haddock, and choose to either barbecue them on board or have them packed in a crate to take with you!
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise in Reykjavik

See in the New Year in style on this 1.5-hour New Year’s Eve fireworks cruise in Reykjavik. Hop aboard your vessel in Reykjavik’s harbor and wrap up warm against the winter chill. Cruise out onto the waves and admire panoramic views over the Icelandic capital’s city lights twinkling in the darkness. Relax in the indoor saloon or step onto the open decking, and head far out into Faxaflói Bay in comfort. As midnight approaches, sip Champagne with friends old and new and raise your glass to the future!
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$179.27 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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