• Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
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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.

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 (if booked directly with the supplier), 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. As the boat cruises through the surf, keep your eyes open for white-beaked dolphins, minke whales, humpback whales and harbor porpoises. Keep your camera ready to photograph these magnificent creatures. 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 (if booked).

Customer Reviews

Omio C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Great Tour! We got to watch two hump back whales. I wish we saw it a little more up close. My cell phone camera was not able to capture a good photo from the distance. Great tour though. I would recommend getting the shorter one which was 2.5 hours.

Heather M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

The tours was amazing and we got to see whale and dolphins from the deck of the catamaran along with puffins diving through the waves catching fish, although the weather wasn't great it was still a great experience. Top marks for the tour guides who certainty new there stuff.

Yiorgos C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We saw many whales Orca and Humpback the tour was excellent, we enjoyed it very much, it lasted 6 hours totally

Heather B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A great way to spend an afternoon. We did not see any whales - but we did see a pod of dolphins.

Christopher E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Brilliant trip, well looked after by the tour guides. Warm clothes provided and the ship was brilliant. Really liked the fact that all the tours talk to each other when at sea so when one sees some whales/Dolphins we all head over.

ALLAN A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fantastic, we didn't see any whales but the tour was informative and we were offered to go again free of charge within a 2 year period

DOLORES F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

this tour was within walking distance from out hotel....we arrived and the crew were super on answering our questions and telling us what was available to us in case of sickness....Put on a pair of coveralls to keep your warm which in it's self was an experience...lol Didn't see any whales or any other sea life but all in all the adventure was well worth the experience,,,,

Iain P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

although we didn't see any whales they did try their very best to locate some. In the end we saw some dolphins and the sunset over the ocean was fantastic.
They did email us some pictures of the dolphins as well.

revans

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I absolutely loved this tour! We saw a couple of whales and lots of dolphins and it was just great to be out on the water in Iceland. It was an extremely cold day but they give you really warm overalls and they sell hot drinks on board to keep you warm. They also give a presentation at the end about the whales and dolphin species you've seen on that tour, and the guide seemed really knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour!

Katja

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I really enjoyed this tour and was very glad we managed to see a couple of Minke whales and a plenty of dolphins close up although it apparently wasn't the main whale watching season. Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared some fascinating facts about the whale species you can spot in Iceland, what they feed on, how and where to best spot them and more. It was also a unique experience to see Reykjavik cityscape and seafront from the freezing sea! We were also given warm overalls for the trip, which was very useful as it got very cold out on the sea.

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