Reykjavík Classic Whale Watching

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This is the original whale watching tour from Reykjavík – join us and our experienced team in the search for whales and dolphins of Faxaflói bay!

Price from 12,990 ISK
Price from 94 EUR
Price from 99 USD
Price from 79 GBP
Price from 714 RMB


3 hours



✓Free ticket to join again in case of no sightings
✓Free WiFi on board
✓Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
✓Audio guide / headphones in English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese

Free Cancellation

Free Cancellation

Full refund 24hours before departure time

Explore your Iceland adventure with us

Tour Description

Enjoy a magical journey into Faxaflói bay with our expert crew and specially trained naturalists. Explore the whales of Reykjavík under the excellent guidance of our marine biologist guides and learn all about the incredible wildlife that call Iceland their home. The bay is even full of birdlife, from puffins and gannets to guillemots and more, that actively feed on the plentiful fish found in the bay. Magnificent landscapes surround the area and add a unique contrast to the vast ocean, where the spectacular views on the horizon are certainly not to be missed.

Meet us at our ticket office by the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík, where you will exchange your pre-paid voucher for boarding tickets. A few steps down the pier you will find our Visitor Centre, facilitated on board a converted fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. This is where you will meet crew. Head downstairs to the hull of the boat and stroll through our unique floating wildlife exhibition to learn more about the animals we may come across on our tours.

You board the whale watching boat through the Visitor Centre, where you will find several outdoor viewing platforms, a heated indoor saloon with large viewing windows, a cafeteria where you can buy light refreshments, toilet facilities and a cloak room where you can borrow our blankets and overalls for the duration of the tour. You can stay outside in the fresh air but you are also welcome to settle inside the heated lounge and observe from within. One of our excellent naturalists will give a live commentary throughout the tour and notify you of any sightings as we go.

The most common whale species encountered on our tours are the minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. Occasionally we see other species such as killer whales, fin whales, sei whales and long-finned pilot whales, however they are not as common. The whales are most abundant in summer, giving us a great chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment. Each year continues to surprise us however with the variety of whales we see in winter, and as our research shows, more and more whales are staying in the area all year round!

Combine this activity with Puffin Watching in the summer or with a Northern Lights Cruise in winter! You can also check out some of the other combo tours we have put together!

General Information


All year
Jan.- Feb.:13:00
Mar. - Nor.15:9:00 / 13:00
May.15 - Sep.:9:00 / 13:00 / 17:00


3 hours





Minimum age



√ 2,5-3,5 hr. whale watching tour
√ Use of warm overalls and blankets
√ Excellent live guidance in English
√ Complimentary WiFi on board
√ Access to our Wildlife Exhibition
√ Heated indoor saloon
√ Large viewing windows
√ Whale guarantee (or try again for free)
√ Pictures taken by crew (if any)

Not Included

× Tip / Gratuity
× Hotel transfer
× Refreshments

What do I need to bring

Sturdy footwear
Thick jacket

Meeting Point

Whale Watching tour departs from Reykjavik Downtown old harbour.
🚩Departure point: Hlésgata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

If pickup service is not chosen - please meet us at departure point at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure.

Please, check our DAILY DIARY before you come for the tour. All the important daily information of all our tours will be notified on our website.

If you have a boat tour booked, please check your email before the tour as all important daily information will be notified via email.


I am prone to sea sickness, is this tour for me?

We offer free sickness tablets if you want to take one before the tour.

Do you sell any refreshments on board?

Yes, we have an indoor bar/cafe always full with light snacks, hot drinks, soft drinks and alcohol beverages.

Are there toilets on board?

Large viewing decks, both front and back as well as the on the top, which boast a fantastic panoramic bird’s-eye-view to capture the fantastic scenery around and enough space for everyone by the railing. 6 bathrooms (WC) available on board.

Do you offer hotel pick up service?

Yes, optional pick up and drop off on request starts 60 minutes before departure and it is from the whole capital area, just please provide us an address/name of the hotel you will be staying in.

My tour was cancelled. What do I do next?

Our passengers are more than welcome to reschedule their reservation to another day, simply contact us by replying to this email or by phone. If rescheduling is not an option and you have not joined a tour before, please contact us to claim refund.

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