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Board a whale-watching boat in Reykjavik and head out on an adventure to see the numerous whales of Faxaflói Bay. Visit the 'puffin islands' where thousands of puffins nest every year (seasonal), and stay warm on the boat with complimentary coveralls to put over your clothes. Then keep your eyes open for harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales! Choose from a leisurely 3.5-hour cruise or a high-speed cruise that lasts just 2.5 hours – the perfect option if you have less time.
- 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
Start your whale-watching cruise at Reykjavik’s Old Harbor, where you’ll board your luxurious, whale-watching boat. For your comfort, you'll be given a pair of warm overalls to protect you from the cold air. Head to the whale-watching spot and listen as your expert guide explains what species of marine life you can expect to see and tells you interesting facts and old sea stories about encounters with these magnificent mammals.
Scan the water for harbor porpoises, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and humpback whales, keeping your eyes open for the signs of life you learned from your guide. The whales of Faxaflói Bay often surface quite close to the boat, so be prepared for an unforgettable experience!
When you get cold, warm yourself up inside the luxurious and cozy viewing area, where complimentary hot coffee, tea and hot chocolate, as well as some light refreshments (refreshments at own expense) are available.
If you take this tour between May 1 and August 15, you’ll also go to the 'puffin islands' Akurey and Lundey, where thousands of seabirds, including puffins, nest every year.
With 95% whale-spotting success, this whale-watching tour 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.
Don't forget to bring your camera, scarf, hats and gloves!
Enjoy a leisurely 3.5 hour whale watching cruise, or join the high-speed cruise with the express option. Only 2.5 hours you will get to see all of the same wildlife but on board the luxurious high speed boat.
Watch out for whales on your Iceland shore excursion!
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- January - March: 1pm only
April: 8.55am and 1pm
May: 8.55am, 10am, 1pm, 2pm and 5pm
June - August: 8.55am, 10am, 1pm, 2pm, 5pm and 6pm
September: 8.55am, 10am, 1pm, 2pm and 5pm
October - Dec: 1pm only
Return Details:Returns to original departure point
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3.5 Hour whale watching tour from Reykjavik with 8.55am departure. Available April - September
2.5 Hour express whale watching tour from Reykjavik with 10am departure. Available April to October
3.5 Hour whale watching tour from Reykjavik with 12.55pm departure. Available year round.
2.5 Hours express whale watching tour from Reykjavik with 2pm departure. Available May to September.
3.5 Hour whale watching tour from Reykjavik with 4.55pm departure. Available May- September.
Whale watching tour from Reykjavik. Valid for travel on any tour departure, subject to availability.
Whale-Watching Tour from Reykjavik
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Warm overalls to wear on board
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Wheelchair accessible
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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