RIB Express

Whale Whatching    

Looking for excitement and adventures?

Price from 21,490 ISK
Price from 155 EUR
Price from 163 USD
Price from 131 GBP
Price from 1,182 RMB


2 hours



Free Cancellation

Free Cancellation

Full refund 24hours before departure time

Tour Description

Our 12-meter-long boat allows us to get very close to the animals in a way that’s extra safe for both our passengers and the whales.  When we head out into the bay, it’s a fast, thrilling ride with the wind in your hair – we have a comfortable cruising speed of 32 knots so we have plenty of time out in the whales’ feeding grounds. On the way back to the harbor, we take a scenic route along the coast of Reykjavík, a perfect photo opportunity! In summer (May-August) we also stop by the puffin island Akurey to catch a glimpse of these adorable seabirds that live around the coast of Iceland during their nesting season. Before or after your tour we recommend that you stop by Whales of Iceland in the harbor area as the admission is included with the Rib Express tour.

Our RIB was custom built in the UK and has been equipped with suspension seating, or “shock seats”, for extra safety and comfort while on board. These shock seats are scientifically proven to provide a more cushioned ride than any other type of seats, meaning a much more comfortable ride than with other companies’ RIBs with stationary seats, even in choppier seas.

To keep our passengers cozy and safe, we provide everyone with warm flotation suits, life vests, gloves, and goggles. On every tour we have an expert, experienced guide who will provide information about the animals and the bay in English. Just don’t forget your camera – this will be a true Special Tours wildlife adventure!

General Information


April - October




2 hours




√ Warm overalls, life-vests, gloves and goggles provided
√ A free buff that you can keep!
√ Admission to the museum Whales of Iceland
√ A visit to the Puffin Island in the summertime
√ Scenic route along the Reykjavík coastline
√ Suspension seats for extra comfort
√ We get you extra close!
√ Free ticket to join our Whale Watching Classic or Whale Watching Express tour if there are no sightings!


- Please note that you will be asked to show a valid form of ID upon arrival for check-in.
- We do not have parking in the harbour, but there are plenty of pay-to-park spots and a parking garage nearby. There is also a free parking area in the next harbour (5 min walking distance), and our staff is happy to direct you there if needed.
- Check-in is at our ticket office at Ægisgarður 5E, 101 Reykjavík.Please note: Pick-up starts 60 minutes before the departure of the tour.

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