Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Duration: 2.5 hours or 3.5 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5477WHALE
Set off in search of minke whales, humpbacks and more on this whale-watching cruise from Reykjavik. Pull on a pair of provided coveralls and then stay on the lookout for harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins and whales as you cut through the still waters of Faxaflói Bay. Throughout your cruise, listen to the knowledgeable guide’s insightful commentary, and have your camera ready to capture Reykjavik’s native marine life in the wild. Choose from a 3.5-hour cruise or an express 2.5-hour high-speed boat version — perfect if you’re short on time.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
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  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
Choose from a leisurely 3.5-hour cruise or an express 2.5-hour high-speed boat version, and then make your own way to Reykjavik’s Old Harbor, where you’ll board your luxurious, whale-watching boat.

Find a comfortable spot on deck and pull on a pair of provided coveralls to keep you warm. Remember to also bring a hat, scarf and gloves with you to keep you extra toasty. Then, listen as your guide explains what species of marine life you can expect to see, and hear interesting facts and old sea stories about these magnificent mammals.

As your boat slips away from the harbor, scan the water for porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpbacks whales. Make sure you have your camera ready with up to 90% whale-spotting success, this Faxaflói Bay cruise provides a fantastic chance to see whales. In the unlikely event that you don’t spot a whale, you will receive a complimentary ticket for another boat ride.

If you feel cold during your cruise, warm yourself up inside the cozy viewing area, where coffee, tea, hot chocolate and light refreshments (own expense) are available.

After 2.5 or 3.5 hours, your experience ends with a drop-off back at your hotel.

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Hotels in Central Rejkjavik

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Hotel pickups commence approximately 60 minutes prior to departure time
2.5 hours or 3.5 hours
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Returns to original departure point

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9am Departure
Code: WHALE855

3.5 Hour whale watching tour from Reykjavik with 9am departure.

USD $65.77
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10am Departure
Code: WHALE10

2.5 Hour express whale watching tour from Reykjavik with 10am departure.

USD $65.77
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1pm Departure
Code: WHALE1255

3.5 Hour whale watching tour from Reykjavik with 1pm departure.

USD $62.54
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2pm Departure
Code: WHALE14

2.5 Hours express whale watching tour from Reykjavik with 2pm departure.

USD $65.77
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5pm Departure
Code: WHALE1655

3.5 Hour whale watching tour from Reykjavik with 5pm departure.

USD $65.77
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8pm Express Departure

Whale watching tour from Reykjavik. Valid for travel at 8pm, subject to availability.

USD $62.54
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Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

  • Use of thermal coveralls
  • Onboard Wi-Fi access
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Information:
    Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund.

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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Anonymous, November 2015

Very interesting and informative experience.
The staff on the boat were very friendly and the trip worthwhile. Would recommend.

Reviewed by: Russell B, October 2015

100% thumbs up. The company was amazing, felt safe, great boat and great guides. We were Lucy enough to see both whales and dolphins but they clearly know what they are doing. I wanted to do again but couldn't fit in. Would go back just to go on this trip again

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