Iceland's biggest mammals

From Reykjavik‘s old harbour you can choose a more adventurous whale watching tour with Special Tours on an EXPRESS whale watching boat. The cruising speed is up to 24 knots which means you will get to the giant sea mammals in much less time (in only 15-20 minutes).

Comfortable and warm seating areas with large windows for excellent viewing and plenty of space on our outside decks for everyone to watch the wildlife on the bay just outside of Reykjavik.

The whales that can be spotted are Minke Whales, White Beaked Dolphins, Humpback Whales, Harbour Porpoises and occasionally we get the odd visitor from other types of whales. In the summer time (1 May – 20 Aug) you are most likely to spot some clumsy Puffins flying around, and there is, of course, all kinds of bird life all year round. Our expert guides will share their vast knowledge of the wildlife on the bay as well as stories about the surrounding area.

Because of nature‘s unpredictability, it is impossible to guarantee sightings – but we do offer you a free ticket to try again in case of a whales' no-show.

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Tour availability

1 MAY 30 SEP

Available days:

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

Tour details

Duration: 3 hours

10:00 (1 May to 30 September)
14:00 (1 May to 30 September)
21:00 (15 June to 31 July)

Tour ID: WH01

What's included

  • Guided 2-2,5 hour whale & nature watching tour
  • Use of warm overalls
  • Free wireless internet on board
  • All passengers on this tour will receive a 15% discount at Reykjavík Röst Bistro and Kopar Restaurant by the Old Harbour
  • Pick up is operated by Special Tours & starts 1 hour before departure



Additional information:

Dress warmly (hats, gloves, scarfs & warm socks recommended).
Hot drinks & refreshments for sale on board.
Heated seating areas.
Bring a camera!

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 +354 560 8800.
Meeting point: SPECIAL TOURS at Reykjavik’s Old Harbour

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