Whale Watching from ReykjavikTour ID: WH03
The ocean around Iceland is home to some of the most magnificent creatures on Earth. These tours will give you the possibility of seeing whales in their natural habitat, as well as the rich and thriving bird life that Iceland has to offer. The most commonly spotted whales are minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. There are two different types of whale watching tours that you can choose from to best suit your needs: Classic and Express.
Classic Whale Watching operates year-round and has an educational and interactive focus on board. On each tour, passengers can expect to examine whale teeth, baleen plates and bones. You can also see specimens straight from the ocean with the on-board microscope with your guide. This tour is 3-3.5 hours in duration and sails at 9:00, 13:00 and 17:00 (depending on season).
Express Whale Watching is operated during the summer months and is a faster-paced tour, perfect for those seeking a bit more adventure or with less time in their schedules. The cruising speed is up to 24 knots which allows you to get out to the whale watching area in half the time (only 15-20 minutes). This tour is 2-2.5 hours in duration (while spending the same amount of time in the whale watching area) and sails at 10:00, 14:00 and 21:00 (depending on season).
Both of our tours focus on comfort and personal service while making sure the environment is protected and respected in every way possible. You will also find skilled & friendly crew on board and the guides are very knowledgeable and experienced. Each boat features 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.
You can select Classic or Express by choosing a corresponding time from the booking section below.
Please note that due to the unpredictability of nature and wildlife, it is impossible to guarantee sightings – but we do offer you a free ticket to try again in case of a whales' no-show.
- Guided boat tour
- Whale Watching
- A view of the city