Whale Watching (AH75)

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Whale Watching

Come with us on a sea tour and observe magnificent marine animals and bird life in their natural environment. This wild life excursion will give you the opportunity to meet dolphins, harbour porpoises and whales depending on seasons and breath in the freshening ocean air.

On this fantastic whale watching tour you will observe the whales in their native environment which is an unforgettable experience.

We will sail on Faxaflói bay, home of a unique variety of Minke whale, the Humpback, Harbor Porpoise and the White-beaked Dolphins, which are all common sights on this tour. 
The local bird life is also diverse, including such birds as the Arctic Tern, the Gannet and many varieties of Gull.

After the tour you can explore the Whale Exhibition Center that enables you to witness the mysteries of the ocean. It is situated in an old capelin-fishing vessel “Fífill” which has been transformed into an exhibition and information centre on whales and seabirds.

The entrance to the Whale Exhibition Room is free of charge for whale watching passengers. A return transfer is not included in the tour price. The harbour is just a "stones throw" away from the city centre, so it will only take you a few minutes to reach the city centre on foot after your tour. Local busses, taxis and a shuttle service (offered by the whale watching company Elding), are available to those who don't want to go to Reykjavik city centre (extra charge).

Winter whale watching from Reykjavik
During winter whale watching from Reykjavik is scheduled daily from 1 October to 31 March at 13:00. The most common whales in the winter are dolphins, humpback whales and killer whales. Minke whales are rarely seen on whale watching tours from November and throughout March.
Knowledgeable Informative on  tours who tell you about your trip and describe what you can see and where to look, together with an introduction and safety guide. We tell you about the seabirds and nature in the Faxafloi bay. How much we see depends on the sea conditions and season, but our qualified guides are happy to try to answer all your questions.
No two whale watching trips are the same, we need to be flexible and organize your trip taking sea conditions, weather and seasons into account. We rarely have to go further than 15 nautical miles from the harbour.

Warm clothing is available on board in case , but we do advise you to wear warm clothes. We also offer hot drinks and light refreshments in our on-board café. Alternatively, you can sit inside the boat in the warmth, where you can enjoy the view from large windows. 


  •  Guidance as shown under Guidance below
  •  Transfer to Harbour
  •  Whale Watching Tour


  •  Transfer back to your hotel

Please note

  •  Online Booking: Up to 2 hours prior to tour departure

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Whale watching from Reykjavik 



Bagrowski 5 stars

8/15/2016 12:52:06 PM

It was really great!!!

Sellars 5 stars

8/15/2016 12:52:31 PM

Everything happened just as it should have. The nice clean bus arrived early, the driver was friendly and very helpful with luggage. The drive to the airport was professional and felt very safe. then we arrived early. Perfect!

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