Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik - E01

Enjoy a classic whale watching tour

Your whale watching adventure begins at Reykjavik´s Old Harbour, just minutes away from the city centre!. The cruise takes about 3 hours and, thanks to the abundant marine life around Iceland.

whales are spotted on over 90% of tours!

Duration: ~3 hours

Pick-up: 60 minutes before departure

Departure time: See booking engine

Available: All year

Difficulty: Easy / Sightseeing

Tour Highlights:
  • Whale watching tour
  • Over 90% success rate
  • Free tour if no sightings
  • Birdwatching

Pick up:

Available on request. Begins 60 min prior to tour departure. See booking engine for pickup prices (dropoff included).

No pick up:

The meeting location is at the Old Harbor in the downtown area, at the red and white ticket office (Elding)


  • Professionally guided whale watching
  • Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings
  • Educational & Interactive focus
  • Warm floatable overalls provided for your comfort & safety
  • Wi-Fi and café bar on-board

Bring with you:

Warm clothes, headwear, sturdy shoes.

10 990 per adult

Youth (7-15): 5 495 ISK

Children (0-6): Free

Operated by a Trusted Partner

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A whale breaching the surface

A whale breaching the surface

The meeting location is at the Old Harbor in the downtown area, at the red and white ticket office (Elding). A few meters away, you will find our Visitor Center onboard a converted old fishing vessel. Here, you can check out the souvenir shop, freshen up with a cup of coffee, and observe our wildlife exhibition down in the hull of the boat.

After a short introduction, we'll sail out to the open sea. Spacious outdoor viewing platforms; a heated indoor lounge with large wide-range windows; a bathroom; and a cafeteria with a selection of snacks and refreshments are available for the use of guests onboard of our whale watching boat.

Our skilled whale watching guides will introduce the whales in general, describe the whale species we encounter, and tell us interesting stories about them.

The whales that we can spot on our tours on Faxaflói Bay are mainly 4 types – Minke Whales, White-Beaked Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises and Humpback Whales. The guide will help you spot them on the tour and we ask that you help us as well!

We follow IceWhale’s code of conduct for responsible whale watching as we have great respect for the wildlife in the bay. We let the animals approach us and keep our distance so that we do not disturb their daily routine.


Very close to the boat

Very close to the boat

Important info

The tour is dependant on weather and sightings can not be guaranteed.

Weather and sea conditions can be unpredictable during the winter months. Our captains will make their decision to sail based on many years of experience, always keeping in mind passenger safety and comfort.

We can never guarantee sightings on our tours, but in case of no sightings, we do offer a FREE ticket to try again!

Sometimes in the winter, we might sail from other harbors south of Reykjavik for better sea conditions, in which case we provide transport for all our passengers to and from Reykjavik. In this case, the tour might be slightly longer due to the extra drive.

Up close and personal

Up close and personal

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