Water activity

Reykjavik: Whale Watching by RIB Speedboat

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík

Reykjavik: Whale Watching by RIB Speedboat

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík

From US$ 150.19 per person

Board an exciting RIB speedboat and see the wealth of marine wildlife just off the shores of Reykjavík, including whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Admire the abundant marine wildlife off Reykjavík’s coast
  • Pass among the nearby islands on a riveting speedboat tour
  • Take in panoramic views of Reykjavík’s sights from the water
  • Get the chance to go again for free if you don't see any wildlife
  • Enjoy an intimate tour aboard a 12-seater RIB boat
Full description
Hop aboard a RIB speedboat and head out for a thrilling adventure just off Reykjavik's coast. Marvel at the abundance of sea life Iceland has to offer, such as majestic whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Begin your tour from Reykjavík’s Old Harbor and cruise among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, as well as along the coast of Reykjavík. Admire fantastic views of the city and its landmarks like the Harpa concert hall as you search for wildlife in the water. During your tour, pass by Engey, the second-largest island of the Kollafjörður (Faxa Bay) fjord in western Iceland. Also cruise past Lundey, literally “Puffin Island” in Icelandic, a small uninhabited island off Reykjavík’s western coast. Enjoy the chance to see incredible animals in their natural habitat without being overcrowded onboard the boat. And if you don't get lucky with wildlife sightings on the day you go, you'll receive a complimentary ticket to try again another day.
  • Boat tour in a 12-seater RIB boat
  • Reykjavík sightseeing from the water
  • Warm overalls, gloves, goggles, and all necessary safety equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People under 4 ft 8 in (145 cm)

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the local partner's sales office at Ægisgarður 5b at least 30 minutes before departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • The best time for whale watching in Iceland is during the summer months (from April until September)
  • Sightings of wildlife cannot be guaranteed. If you are not able to see anything on your tour, you will get a complimentary ticket to try again
  • The tour is dependent on suitable weather conditions. The captain will make their decision to sail based on many years of experience, always keeping in mind passenger safety and comfort
  • The tour may be rescheduled if the minimum number of participants is not reached
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 115 reviews

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Fabulous trip you must not miss! We were extremely lucky to have seen a pod of humpback whales, a minky whale and some dolphins up close on the speedboat. The team were knowledgeable about the wildlife and provided overalls, gloves and goggles for the trip. The experience was even better as the speedboat could get closer to the animals than the standard boats. Would definitely recommend.

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November 7, 2022

Amazing! The first thing we saw was a humpback jump out of the water! The guides were excellent and I really enjoyed being on the RIB boat much more then the larger ones. It added a lot to the experience and it was so fun on them. The gear they gave you keeps you very warm. Loved every second of it.

October 31, 2022

Amazing and intimate once in a lifetime experience. Saw loads of dolphins and 3 humpback whales very close to our boat. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The kit you get keeps you really warm. Captain and crew were very knowledgeable in what to look for. The boat trip alone was worth it, zipping past all the bigger and slower whale watching boats. Highly recommended.

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October 22, 2022

Product ID: 402119