Up close and personal with the whales

Whale watching tours are operated from the old harbour in Reykjavik. The whales most frequently seen on tours with Elding are the Minke whales, Humpback whales, Dolphins and Porpoises other species are sometimes spotted.

We offer special suits on board for your comfort and warmth, but we advise you to wear your warmest clothes including hats, scarves, gloves etc. as it can get very cold, even on the warmest days.

We also offer hot drinks and light refreshments on our on-board café.

If you are cold we can offer you to sit inside the boat, where you can watch the whales outside from large windows.

We have excellent guides to 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.

As the weather in Iceland can be quite unpredictable we sometimes move our boats to different locations for a more pleasant cruise.

Going from other harbours means that we need to take a coach that can be anywhere from 20-60 minutes one way.

Under these circumstances we can expect the tour to run anywhere between 3-5 hours.

Book this tour

Tour availability

All year 1 JAN 31 DEC

Available days:

  • Mon
  • Tue
  • Wed
  • Thu
  • Fri
  • Sat
  • Sun

Tour details

Duration: 3 hours

09:00 (1 Mar - 31 Oct)
13:00 ( All year)
17:00 (1 May - 31 Aug)

Tour ID: EL01

What's included

  • Guided boat tour
  • Admission to the Whale Watching Centre
  • Warm floatable overalls or raincoats
  • Pick up is operated by Elding and starts 45 minutes before departure.



Additional information:

This tour depends on weather and sightings are not guaranteed.
Wireless internet on board
This tour is operated by a Reykjavik Excursions Partner. If you have any inquiries regarding this tour please send an email to [email protected] or call +354 519 5000.
The lenght of the boat tour varies a little bit (3-5 hours) during the winter months.

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