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Reykjavik: Whale Watching & Puffin Luxury Yacht Cruise

4.6 / 5

14 reviews

Reykjavik: Whale Watching & Puffin Luxury Yacht Cruise

From US$ 89.62 per person

Explore the wonders of Faxa Bay in search of whales, dolphins, and puffins. Escape the crowds and enjoy a personal luxury yacht cruise with fewer passengers and a more bespoke service.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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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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Live tour guide
English, Icelandic


  • Discover the wildlife of the bay
  • Admire the beautiful coastline and the islands near Reykjavik
  • See various sea birds, including puffins during the summer
Full description

Your tour begins with you traveling along the beautiful coastline of Reykjavik, before you head out to Faxafloi Bay in search of whales. The minke whale and humpback whale are the main goal of this tour, the giants of the ocean. With a bit of luck you may even spot a group of white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises. There's also a good chance that you will observe different sea birds and puffins throughout the summer. Throughout the summer you can visit one of the puffin islands to see the puffins, with the view of the landscape making a magnificent backdrop behind the wild animals you might spot. This activity enables you to escape the crowds and benefit from a luxury yacht cruise, with fewer passengers and more personal service on board. The yacht is stable and the crew aim to assist you by adjusting your camera to capture the best possible photos. On board you can discover information and educational material about the whales and birds, and your crew is always on the watch for whales and birds, informing you as soon as they catch sight of them. If it gets chilly, you can wrap up in the warm blankets provided or sit inside for a bit in the comfortable inside area.

  • Warm blankets
  • WiFi
  • Luxury yacht cruise
  • Personal service
  • Free ticket to return again in the event of no sightings
  • Puffin sightings during summer
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Masks are optional for this activity

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    Meeting point

    Please meet at the sales office on Ægisgardur pier. The sales office is in the last row of the rows of sales offices.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    • Note that puffins can only be seen from approximately the middle of May to the middle of August
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 14 reviews

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    It was really cold, windy and rainy. The boat was great, staff friendly. It was very nauseating, a few vomited. The tablets were also available for free. We saw a lot of Walle, 3 were at our boat for at least 30 minutes. Unfortunately we didn't get rescue services in advance like other boats we saw on the way. Maybe it's not mandatory either, but it was so stormy that I was a little afraid of standing outside without a vest. Otherwise the trip was unforgettable (maybe because of nausea and a little fear).

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    November 13, 2021

    The trip was nice. The captain and the other colleagues went out of their way to show us the whale. Not even the shadow of the puffins. Obviously, it must be said that sightings are not always insured. The trip was worth it anyway. You can take nice pictures of Reykjavik and the Harpa from behind

    August 25, 2021

    November 13, 2021

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