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Whale watching Reykjavik

Whale watching in Faxaflói bay

(1 reviews)
1 day
Starts: From Reykjavík Old Harbour 30 minutes before the selected schedule
Ends: To the same point 3 hours later than the start of the activity
Free cancellation!


Sail into Faxaflói Bay from Reykjavík to see a variety of marine wildlife, such as minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, porpoises and more. We tell you all about this unique Whale watching Reykjavik experience below:

Tour details


  • Overalls and warm blankets
  • Expert guide
  • WiFi on board
  • Access ticket to the boat

Not included

  • Transfer to the hotel

Important information

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

The boat has a cafeteria, restrooms and free Wi-Fi.

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 Reykjavik

Duration: 2 - 3.5 hours

ūüďć Meeting point

We will arrive at the meeting point in Reykjavík's Old Harbor at least 30 minutes before the selected time. At the office, we will be given our tickets for the boat, and we will be given directions to the Visitor Center where we will be equipped with overalls to keep us warm. It's time to set sail!

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Whale watching

Once on the boat, we enter Faxafl√≥i Bay for the adventure. The variety of marine fauna we will encounter depends on the season and our luck. From birds such as puffins and gannets to humpback whales and minke whales, as well as white-beaked dolphins and porpoises. With a little luck, we may also see orcas, sei whales and long-finned pilot whales, although these species are more difficult to see ūüźč.

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Return to the port

After approximately 3 hours admiring this spectacle of nature, we will return to the port loaded with memories and photographs, where our Whale Watching tour in Reykjavík will have come to an end having lived a unique experience.

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What to bring to Whale watching Reykjavik

  • Appropriate footwear
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Thick jacket
  • Camera

Where does the tour Whale watching Reykjavik 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.

Questions & Answers

  • What is the exact meeting point?

    The meeting point is in Reykjavik Old Harbour, you will receive all the exact details in the booking confirmation.
  • What happens if we don't get to see whales or dolphins?

    It is unlikely that you will not get to see dolphins or whales during this tour. If this is the case, another day of the tour is offered free of charge and can be enjoyed for the next two years.
  • How does the pickup work?

    For an additional cost, we will pick you up at one of the many bus stops in the center of Reykjavík, which you can select at the time of booking.

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