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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, 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 percent 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

Jeanette S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Jeg havde en oplevelsesrig tur på havet, hvor vi så vågehvaler og masser af delfiner.
Informativ besætning, og en skipper der sejlede respektfuldt ift. hvalerne.
Fin information om hvaler and #34;under dækket and #34;, da vi havde kurs tilbage mod havnen igen.
Kan roligt anbefale denne tur.

Torben M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Good guide and a very nice trip with about 30 min. watching a humback whale at close range.

Elizabeth E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We did see some whales diving down , some dorsal fins - very exciting. We were very lucky with the weather it was a warm (for Iceland) day with plenty of sun.

Jarrett R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Host answered my telephone call telling him our arrival from the airport was late and we were walking to the boat. He guided us there in time for the outing
The on-board guide was well spoken and accessible for questions. A beautiful voyage.

Marcus D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

danielle Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Saw loads of humpback whales, it was beautiful and cold - bring a sweater

William G United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Although wet with a fair amount of rain nothing can disappoint the sight of seeing Minke whales in the ocean, would do this again if I ever visit Iceland again. I'm one of those people never say never, although I picked up from the tour guide that there are different times of year better than others so if going check the best times of year.

Sharon Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Took 9pm express whale watching tour. Saw very many dolphins jumping from the sea and swimming. Also saw a whale from a distance. The crew was very friendly and helpful. Midnight sun was amazing. The sunset was so beautiful. I highly recommend.

Andrew J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Boat was in good condition and the staff were helpful, friendly and informative. When booking this tour I was sceptical we would see any whales, however we had more than 10 sightings of Minke whales and saw three Humpback whales and several harbour porpoises. Overall this trip was a really great way to spend an evening in Reykjavik

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