Tour available from June to August 📅

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Whale Watching Express Reykjavík

Get close to the whales of Faxafloi Bay in a speedboat

  • RIB boat in Reykjavik coast
  • whale jumping in faxafloi bay
  • Puffin in Akurey cliffs
  • Humpback whale watching
  • puffin group in Akurey
  • Orca in Reykjavik coast
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1 day
Starts: From the meeting point at the selected departure time.
Ends: To the same meeting point 2 hours later
Free cancellation!

Forget the classic whale watching boats, get on our RIB. With a small and fast boat, we will have the opportunity to travel along the coast on a whale watching express from Reykjavík tour and get closer than anyone else to the whales. Do you want to know more? Read more

Tour details


  • Waterproof clothing
  • Safety equipment
  • Ticket for the Whales of Iceland Exhibition

Important information

This tour is a sustainable whale watching tour where the whales are disturbed as little as possible. The rules for responsible whale watching are strictly followed, and we only work with very experienced captains and guides.

We do not recommend the tour to people under 10 years old or 130 cm tall.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you cancel at least 24 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of no-show, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

Whale Watching Express Reykjavík

Duration: 2 hours + whale museum

Whale Museum

Our tour includes a ticket to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition in Reykjavík, near our meeting point at the harbor. On the same day, before or after our adventure, we recommend a stop at this whale museum in Reykjavík. Here you will discover how small we humans are compared to whales.

Interior of whale museum in Reykjavik

Whale watching in RIB

Let's set sail! With a speed of 32 knots, in our specially modified 12-meter boat, we have the opportunity to cruise through Faxafloi Bay, the place where the whales feeding grounds are. We will sail looking for the humpback whales, the most common whales in the area, however, usually orcas, dolphins and other marine giants will come to greet us.

Humpback wahle jumping

Akurey Puffin Island

Let's continue with the Faxafloi Bay whale watching. The best thing about doing this tour in summer is that we can get close to Akurey, the puffin island.  Our guide will tell you all about the whales and these colorful birds. Don't forget your camera!

After two hours of cruise time, we will return to port and our whale watching express from Reykjavík will be over.

Puffins in Akurey cliffs

What to bring to Whale Watching Express Reykjavík

  • Camera
  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof clothing

Where does the tour Whale Watching Express Reykjavík start

Meet us at the port of Reykjavík at least 30 minutes before departure. The exact address will be given to you in the booking confirmation.

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