• Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 2.5 hours or 3.5 hours
From USD $ 106.33 View price calendar

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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.


  • Whale-watching shore excursion to Faxaflói Bay from Reykjavik Port
  • See Icelandic marine life up close, like porpoises, white-beaked dolphins and humpback whales
  • Learn about the different species of whales that frequent the waters around Faxaflói Bay
  • Warm up with waterproof coveralls on the boat, if you wish
  • Choose a 2.5- or 3.5-hour cruise at a time that suits your cruise schedule
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Reykjavik Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise

Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Select either a 2.5- or 3.5-hour shore excursion to suit your schedule and then greet your courteous guide at a location close to Reykjavik Port. Feel your excitement heighten as you begin your cruise into the marine wonderland of Iceland. Don some thermal attire to keep the cold at bay and listen to your guide share intimate knowledge about the behavior and physiology of different whale breeds. 

Scour the calm waters for sightings of majestic creatures like porpoises, white-beaked dolphins and humpback whales. Have your camera ready to capture glimpses of the marine mammals and revitalize intermittently with warming drinks and fulfilling snacks served in the luxurious onboard viewing area (own expense).

A complimentary ticket for another boat ride will be provided in the unlikely event you don't see any whales.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to Reykjavik Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded.

Customer Reviews

Observer Mover

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I doubt whether many of these trips actually discover whales and mine did not. But it did not matter because for 3 1/2 hours I was on the same body of water that Vikings once sailed. The ship was just fine. If you needed a snack or hot coffee, you had a snack bar. If you wanted to jump into thermal overalls, there was plenty to go around. If you wanted to stay warm inside, there was plenty of viewing room inside. We ran into several groups of dolphins, but to me, to be there in Iceland, sailing far out and away from Reykjavik, that was all I needed to thoroughly enjoy this tour. I highly recommend.

mark r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

great trip got to see some minky and dolphins,my expectations were to high thought i would see a whale like in the trip photo,use their warm gear its brill we were like toast all day

Lynn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Brilliant, the weather was kind to us and we saw two Minky Whales and also Dolphins, wrap up warm as it does get cold but a lovely trip.

DeLynn S

4 star rating: Recommended September 2017

We did see whales but not very close.

Chuck United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended August 2017

The cruise itself was fine. A nice boat. Plenty of space to move around.

On the down side, the boat was not really handicapped accessible. Many people were getting seasick along the way.

And, oh yeah, there were no whales. We got an offer to go on another whale-watching cruise in the futurebut will we ever return to Iceland to take them up on the offer?


4 star rating: Recommended October 2013

had a great time did not see any whales but did see dolphins. the trip was very good , we were picked up on time no problems.

Stella P

3 star rating: Worth doing May 2016

It's a must do when in Reykjavik.
The thing is you have to be in the front of the boat to see anything. The water was a bit too bumpy and even with the seasickness pill it's still a bit rough to move around the boat.
I was behind and to go all the way to the front without throwing up was too tough, sadly.
Luckily, because not everyone saw whales, they gave us a new ticket to collect whenever we're back in Reykjavik.

Margaret F

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2016

A rather disappointing trip as we didn't see any mammals apart from birds. They do not guarantee that you will see anything so we were well prepared not to see anything. The staff were very helpful and gave us all a free voucher for another trip, which compensated for the lack of viewing and wildlife. At least we had a boat trip of around three hours

Frank W

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2015

Nice boat, helpful crew, lovely guide, but limited viewings-none of minke whale apparently spotted, dolphins only

Sonya G

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2015

Didn't see the whales however nice trip and gorgeous tour guide with amazing sense of humour

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