Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik - SP01

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:

Check in on location 30 minutes before departure at Ægisgarður 13 (Aegisgardur), Reykjavik Old Harbour. Click here to see a map of the meeting location


  • Professionally guided whale watching
  • Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings
  • Educational & Interactive focus (on 09:00, 13:00 and 17:00 departures)
  • Warm floatable overalls provided for your comfort & safety
  • Wi-Fi on-board

Bring with you:

Warm clothes, 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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Tour Description

whale watching iceland

Afloat and remote

The tour commences at our ticket office by the Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik where you can buy tickets or exchange a voucher for a prepaid trip.

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.

dolphins and whales iceland

Breaching the surface

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 harbours 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.

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