Whale Watching RIB Boat Tour from Reykjavik

Embark on a high-speed adventure to spot magnificent whales in their natural habitat!

Join us on our exhilarating 2-hour RIB Express tour, the newest addition to our fleet! This high-speed adventure takes you up close to the magnificent whales of Faxaflói Bay, providing a thrilling yet safe experience for both passengers and marine life.

Along the way, we’ll visit Akurey, the puffin island, to witness these charming seabirds during nesting season. Our boat boasts a comfortable cruising speed of 32 knots, ensuring ample time in the whales’ feeding grounds. On the return journey, enjoy scenic views of Reykjavík’s coastline—a perfect photo opportunity! Plus, your tour includes admission to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition for added marine insights.

This tour is operated by Special Tours.
Starting point
2 hours
Not included
Live tour guide
Minimum age
10 years
Qualified, energetic and fun guides for the best adventure!
We take immense pride in our exceptional team of local guides who are professionals, experts, and friendly. Their goal is to make your tour unforgettable.

Tour highlights & itinerary

This is what awaits you
What's included & excluded
  • Guided Rib boat tour
  • Admission to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition
  • Warm floatable overalls provided for your comfort & safety
  • Lifevests, gloves & goggles
  • A visit to the Puffin Island in the summertime
  • English guidance & expert guides
  • Scenic route along the Reykjavík coastline
  • Suspensions seats for extra comfort
  • We get you extra close!
  • Hotel transport (available for an additional cost)
What do I need to bring
  • We recommend warm clothes, good footwear and sunscreen - and don't forget your camera!
Important information
  • We kindly ask you to check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure for security briefing and suit fitting. Everyone that arrives later than 15 minutes prior to departure cannot be guaranteed to join the tour and Special Tours reserves the right to forfeit any refunds. In case there are no sightings on your RIB Express tour, you are invited to join one of our Classic or Express Whale Watching tours at no extra charge. Each ticket to the RIB Express grants free admission to Whales of Iceland for one.
  • Cancellation policy: Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 23 hours or less before departure
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by Cynthia
Sigurjon was our guide and he was extremely knowledgeable and shared his passion and love for Iceland and for Icelandic music with us, and by the end of the tour he had made us his family. The places ... Read more
by Cynthia
Sigurjon was our tour guide and he was extremely knowledgeable and fun. He shared his passion for music and for Iceland with us, and by the end of the journey we were like a family, all discovering Ic... Read more
by Régis & Nathalie
Due to many late cancellations, we were only 3 of us on this tour. Many thanks to BusTravel Iceland for having maintained this excursion and to Runar and Gisli who properly made our day. The spots are... Read more
by Helen
The tour is very well-paced, and although you see a lot on the tour you do not feel that you are being rushed from one place to the next. There were good facilities (toilets, food) at most of the plac... Read more
by Lorenzo Verdelli
Everything in this tour was amazing. From the easy to find bus stop, to the perfect timing of the driver, the guide, the tour itself, ecc... My guide was "Baggy" and the driver "Albert" and they both ... Read more
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