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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Reykjavík, Iceland
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3 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


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.
  • Reykjavik whale watching cruise on a comfortable boat
  • Enjoy access to outside decks and an enclosed cabin
  • See Iceland's wildlife in a natural environment
  • Explore the coast from the water

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Well worth the cost
, Jul 2019
We saw many dolphins as well as a mother and calf humpback whales and a Minke whale. The boat was very speedy and comfortable and the crew as pleasant and informative as one could ask. Highly recommended.
Amazing Adventure!
, Jun 2019
This was a fantastic whale watching tour. The boat was really comfortable. The staff on the boat were really kind and knowledgeable. The person tasked with directing our attention to whale sightings was really good and we saw loads of mink whales. Our 10 yr old daughter was with us, and the staff were really kind to her and she had a great time.
Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hello, Thank you for your kind words. We're glad to read your whole family had a great time! Whale watching is certainly a great family-friendly option when you want to explore Icelandic nature. As you mentioned, our boat has a comfortable heated cabin, with seats and snacks for purchase, as well as an outdoor area if you wish to get closer to the water. We also provide warm waterproof overalls for the whole family! We have a team of passionate marine biologists guides that can't stop talking about whales. We're happy you enjoyed their guidance on board and will pass on your feedback to our staff :) Thank you for joining us on this trip, we look forward to seeing your family again soon! Best regards, Reykjavík Sailors Team
Excellent Whale watching
, Jan 2019
Really good trip, I was worried about being cold so wrapped up really warm but they had overalls you can put on so that it didn't matter too much if I wasn't. They found the whales quite fast and stayed by one for a while, really good, also got a money off voucher for the whale museum. Great experience
Cancelled tour
, Oct 2018
Unfortunately the tour was cancelled due to the weather conditions. The tour operator informed me by e-mail about 2 hours before the departure time and gave a refund.
Was Great!! Saw Minke Whales and many...
, Oct 2018
Was Great!! Saw Minke Whales and many dolphins playing along side the boat.
Great tour, the tour was combined with...
Test t
, Oct 2018
Great tour, the tour was combined with another local company so we were on a different I think bigger! boat due to the weather, it was a bit rough, but fine for us, they gave us an anti-sickness tablet ahead of the tour which for some people was needed! Regardless, very comfortable journey, the weather was rough, so harder to spot the whales, but we spotted a number of minke whales luckily! Was end of season though, so not as many as summer, but still great experience, whale watching in Iceland is a must! I can't wait to return!
We did not manage to see any whale or...
, Oct 2018
We did not manage to see any whale or dolphin due to rough sea. We knew it was a risk though. It is an experience though.
Not to be missed!
, Sep 2018
It was a good experience seeing the dolphins and minke whale! Our guide was very informative and alerted us about the sightings for the dolphins and whale. The tour provided us with the appropriate gear and allowed us to be able to see the sea from the upper deck. They even provided us with sea sick pill for free. We wished though that we could have seen more of the whale not just it’s head and its back sticking out.
Whale Watching
, Sep 2018
Had an amazing time!! Everyone was very helpful and answered any questions that you had, I would do this again when I come back
Great Tour
, Aug 2018
Great crew, great information, totally would do it again! Saw dolphins and minke whales. Cold and choppy water so be prepared.

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