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Reykjavík: Scenic Whale Watching Tour

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Reykjavík: Scenic Whale Watching Tour

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From US$ 97.56 US$ 78.05 per person

A scenic boat ride in search of whales in Faxaflói Bay. You’ll be on the lookout for minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and more, and if you don’t see a whale, you’ll receive another trip free of charge..

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Hotel pickup will be 45-minutes before tour departure.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at the great variety of whales and other marine animals near Reykjavik
  • Take in the stunning scenery of the Icelandic Coast
  • Stay warm and cozy with overalls supplied by the crew
Full description
Take a boat trip from Reykjavik’s harbor to discover Iceland’s rich marine life, which is one of this island country’s highlights. All year round you can spot a variety of whales and other marine animals in the Reykjavik area, including minke and humpback whales, harbor porpoises, and whale-beaked dolphins. The peak season for whale watching runs from April to October, but of course the ocean is always full of magical creatures, and you never know what you might see. This boat trip gives you the unique opportunity to see some of Iceland's most beautiful marine animals, along with the stunning scenery of the Icelandic coast. Throughout the duration of your tour, you will benefit from the services of specially-trained whale watching guides who are experts at spotting the animals. You will be free to listen as they tell you about the behavior of the whales, and answer any questions you may have. Relax on board the boat and enjoy the indoor and outdoor seating, and purchase drinks and snacks along the way from the on-board bar and cafeteria. You will experience a pleasant and comfortable ride, even at higher speeds, and will be able to share your adventure live on social media with the on-board WiFi.
  • Experienced, friendly, and professional guides
  • Warm flotation overalls
  • Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Seating area outside and inside
  • Transfer from your hotel to the harbor (if pickup option selected)
  • Transfer from your hotel to the harbor (if meeting point option selected)
  • Hot drinks and refreshments available for purchase at the café lounge on board
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 40 reviews

Review summary

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Didn’t get to see the whales but we was offered another trip by the captain to either tour again to see the whales or to sail out and hunt for the lights the staff are realy polite and the boat is luxury definitely would advice this tour we was just unlucky we didn’t get to see snyty

November 21, 2021

The day of our reservation the weather was too bad, I received an SMS and an email in the morning asking me if I wanted to be reimbursed or if I wanted to postpone. I chose to postpone until the next day. The sea was still very rough (I was warned, always with the possibility of a refund) and did not regret. The team couldn't do enough for everyone (they provide seasickness cachet, sick bag and blanket). We were lucky enough to see dolphins and 3 whales who played around the boat for a long time. It was wonderful.

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November 6, 2021

The whale and dolphin watching were fantastic.

January 7, 2022

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