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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.

Highlights

  • 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

kay h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The trip was excellent. The staff were welcoming and helpful. We were issued ideal warm gear to wear for the duration of the trip. The guide was informative and we saw a number of minke whales, albeit at a distance. A most enjoyable trip.

skernohan73

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We really enjoyed this experience, the boat ride in itself was a novelty and we saw dolphins and whales when we were out, so it was a sucess. The tour guide was brilliant and very knowledgable about fish which was really motivating. We were picked up from our appartment and taken to the harbour and everything ran really smoothly. I would definitely recommend booking this tour through Viator and would put in on a' must do' list if visiting Iceland

rita21068

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Pick up was on time, boat was more than adequate, we sat inside as it was very chilly, plenty of good views even from inside, saw an number of whales, even stayed a bit late because a mom and calf were quite active, friendly and knowledgeable staff. In all, very much a good value.

Maria J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Really pleased we got to see both a whale and several dophins on this trip. Also sea wasn't as rough as we expected.

claire

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The day was kind of overcast, but not too cold. We saw dolphins and many whales. The highlight of the trip was to see a humpback whale breach. While I was not in a position to get a picture, just seeing it happen was amazing. Overall the trip was a total success.

jj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

we saw quite a few whales, and our ship commentator gave clear info whenever there was anything to see. money well spent.

Anita F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Crew and boat were very good. Our guide on spotting the whales and info on them was very knowledgeable, with a great Scottish lilt to make listening easy, as well as easy on the eyes. We saw dolphins, minke whales and even a humpback. The day was gray but ideal for whale watching. We have whale watched in So. California and this was definitely worth it. Beautiful even when overcast.

Gary B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The company that Viator use were fantastic. They took us out to sea where we saw numerous Humpbacks one Minke Whale and lots of Puffins and Artic Turns. They showed consideration for the animals but still allowed us great photo opportunities.
The young lady who commentated throughout was very informative, this just enhanced the trip.

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour. Weather was great, Scenery was great. Our boat tour guides were very professional and very conscious of finding whales for the tourists.

Elke v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Prachtig, echt een ervaring. We hebben 4 walvissen gezien. We deden de toer van 2.5 uur met kinderen van 7 en 10 jaar oud. Hele goede uitleg van de bioloog aan boord. Aanrader

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