Reykjavik Whale Watching

A guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Centre, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier.
Available: All Year
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Minimum Age: 0+
Pick Up: Hotel pick-up possible.
Price: ISK 10.990
Reviews: 9 reviews

Tour Highlights

✅ Whale Watching near Reykjavik City
✅ Variety of whales, dolphins & porpoises
✅ Beautiful scenery of the Icelandic Coast
✅ Free WiFi on board
✅ Access to Visitor Centre / Whale Exhibition
✅ Excellent guidance
✅ Use of warm overalls

Tour Details

Departures: 9:00 / 9:30 / 10:00 / 13:00 / 14:00 / 17:00 / 19:00 / 20:30
Duration: 3 hours
Hot Tip: Dress warmly and don’t be shy to also put on our warm overalls
Pick up options: Adults: ISK 2200 / Children (7-15): ISK 1100 / Children (0-6): FREE

Included in this tour

  • Access to the Whale Watching Centre
  • Use of warm overalls
  • Excellent guidance
  • Wireless internet on board

Weather at sea is always colder than on land and therefore we recommend dressing appropriately, by wearing warm clothing and good sturdy shoes. You can also borrow one of our warm blankets and overalls provided on board if needed.

For optimal viewing and a more enjoyable cruise, this tour is weather dependent.

We abide by a Code of Conduct for responsible whale watching, thus each encounter is on the animal’s terms and distance may be kept to minimize disturbance.

Click here for more information on the cetacean you can expect to see on the tour. If no whales or dolphins make an appearance on your tour we will offer you a complimentary ticket valid for two years.

Tour Description

The Reykjavik Whale watching tour starts when a guide meets you in the Whale Watching Centre, which is located in Ægisgarður in the old harbor area in Reykjavik’s city center. Before or after the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images, videos, and facts about the whales and marine life.

Summer season is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at its highest peak. This is the time when the minke whales are at their most abundant, along with the white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises, and humpback whales, giving us the chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment.

Please note that for your enjoyment and pleasure, this tour is subject to weather, conditions, and visibility. Therefore the tour could get canceled on short notice. In this case, we will contact you with as much notice as possible with the information provided in the booking process.

Reykjavik Whale Watching tours are focused mainly on the southern part of Faxaflói, just off Reykjavík. Each day we scan the area for signs of whales as we never know for sure where we might find them. Sometimes we have to go far while at other times the whales are quite close to shore.In rare occasions, we head to other areas and/or depart from nearby harbors e.g. Hafnarfjörður, Keflavík, Sandgerðir or Grindavík. This is the case when weather conditions or chances of seeing the whales are greater there than in our normal area.

9 reviews

  1. No whales

    Unfortunately we did not see any whales on our trip, however we got the chance to see the dolphins. I went on this trip because I have always wanted to see the beautiful water creatures so I was a little disappointed. But the guide was very friendly and we got great information about the whales in Iceland. Hopefully next time I will get lucky.

  2. whale watching

    Very good company, the staff was friendly and professional. We got to see some white beaked dolphins as well as minke whales. 🙂

  3. Fun tour - Got a little seasick

    I can’t complain – This tour was everything as advertised. We got to see a few whales and even saw a few seals. I got a little motion sickness, but nothing serious. All in all a lovely tour. Recommend it for the price.

  4. Whale Watching in Reykjavik

    Really glad i booked this trip. We were lucky to have good sunny weather. The Guide was very informative and well educated. We did unfortunately not see any whales but we saw dolphins! wonderful creatures. Wish I had seen whales though maybe next time 😀

  5. Just awesome!

    Such amazing experience for the whole family! the whale gave us a great show! They were definitely showing off 🙂 Exceptional and informative guides! Very knowledgeable. Got a little sea sick, but I just forgot about that. Must do activity in Reykjavik.

  6. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    Fabulous day, wonderful whales and excellent crew! No other words needed!

  7. No whales but a wonderful day

    We had such a nice day when we went whale watching. Very friendly and nice crew. But unfortunately, we did not find any whales on this day, a bit disappointed but hopefully next time I will get the chance to see the amazing sea creatures.

  8. Great adventure

    Superb trip! Saw 1 whale and lots and lots of dolphins. Fantastic expereince.

  9. Absolutely Brilliant!

    Great Trip! Good boat and overall facilities. Saw few whales and amazing scenery! Definitely recommend booking this tour. Had a wonderful time.

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