Water activity

From Reykjavik: 2-Hour Premium Whale and Puffin Tour

4.9 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: Elding Adventure at Sea

From Reykjavik: 2-Hour Premium Whale and Puffin Tour

Activity provider: Elding Adventure at Sea
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 158.34 per person

See Iceland's Whales, Puffins, and the capital of Reykjavik from a unique angle on this adventurous RIB tour. Enjoy personal guidance by a marine biologist and access to any pictures the crew takes!

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Look for whales and puffins in season on a RIB boat tour
  • Stop in the harbor of Iceland's magnificent Harpa Concert Hall
  • Sail aboard stable boats that can search for whales and dolphins in larger areas
  • Learn more about the indigenous wildlife from specially trained guides
Full description
See whales and puffins in season on an express whale-watching tour from Reykjavik. Marvel at the fauna of Iceland in its natural environment. Travel aboard a stable boat to search larger areas. Available from 1st April to 31st October, the whale-watching premium tour departs from the Old Harbor in Reykjavík. The specially-engineered RIB boats get you closer and faster to the whales and puffins than bigger boats, and can search bigger areas to increase your likelihood of viewing the wildlife. Ride out to the islands to see puffins in their natural surroundings (available from May until mid-August), and then head out further in search of whales and dolphins. Get as up-close as you can without disturbing the magnificent creatures. Specially-trained guides will enhance your experience and increase the chance of some viewings. Return to Reykjavík to sail along the city’s shore line. View the skyline of Reykjavik from the ocean, and stop at the harbor side of the mesmerising Harpa Concert Hall to admire Iceland's most famous building.
  • Specially trained whale watching guide
  • Fully certified RIB boat captain
  • Sightseeing in Reykjavik and a stop at the Harpa Concert Hall
  • Warm overalls, gloves and goggles
  • All necessary safety equipment
  • Toilets on board the boat
  • Food on board the boat
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People under 4 ft 8 in (145 cm)
  • People over 75 years
  • People over 331 lbs (150 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Masks are optional but are strongly recommended while indoors

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Meeting point

Meet at the ticket office at the old harbor.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Signed waiver

Know before you go

  • This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants for the 12:00 and 16:00 tour. There is no minimum requirement for the 10:00 and 14:00 tours
  • Participants must be at least 10 years old
  • Dress warmly for the northern ocean, and bring warm outdoor clothing such as a wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves
  • Sturdy shoes are recommended
  • This is a small group tour with only 12 people per boat
  • Please note that puffin season is from 15 May to 15 August
  • Please note the minimum age is 10 years and the minimum height is 145 cm
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Wonderful adventure, we saw whales, puffins, and other maritime wildlife. The guide, Marie (I believe that was her name ), was delightful and very knowledgeable. The boat is small and very fast. It probably will hold 14 passengers, they supplied gloves, warm overalls, and goggles. I was worried about sea sickness, so I picked a time when the maritime forcast was for swells under o.4 m, but with the speed of the boat it felt like we flew over the water. Be prepared to hang on, the ride was thrilling. I speak for the 4 in my party, we would do this again.

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July 7, 2018

A great guide and a very fun experience

October 7, 2019

August 17, 2019

Product ID: 52864