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.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Free drinks included
  • 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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2.5 hours or 3.5 hours
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9am Departure
Code: WHALE855

3.5 Hour whale watching tour from Reykjavik with 9am departure. Available April - September

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10am Departure
Code: WHALE10

2.5 Hour express whale watching tour from Reykjavik with 10am departure. Available May to August

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1pm Departure
Code: WHALE1255

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

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2pm Departure
Code: WHALE14

2.5 Hours express whale watching tour from Reykjavik with 2pm departure. Available May to August.

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5pm Departure
Code: WHALE1655

3.5 Hour whale watching tour from Reykjavik with 5pm departure. Available May- September.

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Code: WHALEANYTIME

Whale watching tour from Reykjavik. Valid for travel on any tour departure, subject to availability.

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Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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

Exclusions:

  • 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: Anne V, July 2015

I got really lucky with the weather and it was sunny and clear blue skies which made the trip go pretty smoothly. I did see some whales and even if I hadn't seen any, the trip would have been nice enough because of the views. I recommend putting on the complimentary coveralls, as it can get pretty cold out there.

Reviewed by: Amanda M, June 2015

Amazing! Saw at least one whale every 5 minutes. Boat was very spacious and crew was very knowledgeable.

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