• Duration: 3 hours
  • Easy
  • Electronic Voucher

  • Meet on location or pick up

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Description

With year-round daily departures, our whale watching boat tour gives our guests the best chance of successful sightings of diverse sea life including minke whales, harbor porpoises and white beaked dolphins. Our specialized vessels take you far out into faxaflói bay and behind in search of these noble creatures. This bay is known to be rich in plankton and krill, which make up the vast portion of whales´diets. The bay´s location between the warm and cold North Atlantic currents provides the perfect waters for cetacean. The bay is also known to be rich in plankton and krill, which make up the vast portion of whales´diets.

Though less commonly sighted on our tours, if you are lucky you might see other species including humpback whales or Orcas (also known as killer whales), fin whales and blue whales.

Our tours are from the old harbour area in central Reykjavík, a stone´s throw from the landmark Harpa Concert Hall.

Highlights

  • Whale watching tour from Reykjavik's old harbour. Pickup is available as an optional extra on checkout.
  • Spacious, safe and well equipped vessels
  • Expert guidance from our friendly guides, who will inform you about the local eco-system and the species that call it home.

Itinerary

The meeting point for this tour is at the Elding ticket office (Ægisgarður 5) situated in the old harbour or Gamla Höfn in Reykjavík. Here you can exchange your voucher for your boarding pass. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure to ensure a punctual start.

For an extra fee, we can collect you from various approved pickup points in the capital area. Please be waiting at your pickup point 45 minutes before the boat´s departure time.

Once on board, our crew will do everything possible to ensure a successful tour. The boats have multiple outside viewing areas as well as an indoor seating area with a cafe and restrooms. The indoor area has large windows so you won´t miss out while sheltering inside from the often biting North Atlantic winds. To further ensure our guests comforts, we provide warm coveralls and blankets at no extra charge.

Whether you are inside or out, our expert guide´s will keep you well informed of our sightseeing efforts. We welcome all questions and interest in these magnificent and noble creatures.

What is the best time of year to see whales in Reykjavík?

In short, there is no bad time of year to see whales from Reykjavík, though there is more chance of seeing certain species at certain times.

In summer, we take advantage of the plentiful daylight with many departures throughout the day. In the darkest winter months, we can only fit in one tour at 13.00 each day.

The summer months see above a 95% success rate on our tours whereas it drops to around 85% in winter. If you are unlucky and don´t have sightings, you are welcome back for a free make up tour.

What's included

  • 2.5-3.5 hour whale watching tour
  • Complimentary use of warm overalls and blankets
  • Excellent live guidance in English
  • Free onboard WiFi access
  • Access to our Wildlife Exhibition
  • Whale guarantee (or try again for free)
  • Digital copies of photos by crew (if any)

What's excluded

  • Tips/gratuity
  • Pickup/Hotel transfers (available for an extra fee
  • Refreshments

What do I need to bring

  • Hat and gloves recommended
  • The wind can be biting so even if you plan to use the provided coveralls, you should also wear a warm coat>/li>

    Important information

  • We are at the mercy of the sometimes rough weather and tours can be cancelled or changed at short notice. We will let you know of any changes to your tour status as soon as possible.
  • Refunds are not offered in the case of unsuccessful tours. Our costs remain the same. We do however offer a free tour guarantee so you can try again if whales or dolphins are not spotted during your time with us.

Guided languages

  • English

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