Whales & Puffins Tour from Reykjavik - ST08

Whale Watching & Puffin Boat Tour from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik

The waters and islands close to Reykjavik are crammed full of amazing wildlife and this combo tour gives you the opportunity to see some of the most impressive and fascinating animals in the entire world, including adorable puffins, whose smiling orange beaks and cute features are quickly making them one of the most popular animals in the world. Alongside, the world’s biggest mammals, the majestic whale, whose intelligence and beauty has enchanted humanity for millennia. Minke whales and humpbacks are some of the most common animals that we see, although we may see sperm whales, the largest predator on the planet, the iconic orca and if we are really lucky, the gargantuan blue whale, the largest creature to have ever existed. It is an unforgettable tour, which will provide an incredible insight into wildlife.

Duration: 4-5 hours

Departure time: See options

Available: May-Aug

Age limit: No minimum

Difficulty: Easy

Tour Highlights:
  • Whale Watching Tour
  • Puffin Watching Tour
  • Reykjavik's Old Harbour
  • Boat Tours

14 400 per adult

Youth (7-15): 7 200

Children (0-6): 0

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Tour Description

We run a large number of whale watching tours that leave from Reykjavik harbor, which can be combined with one of our puffin watching tours. This makes this combo tour a wildlife feast providing the chance to see adorable puffins and the majestic giants of the deep, which call the waters around Iceland home.

Whale Watching

On our exciting whale watching tour, we will take you to Faxaflói bay, where whale sightings are common. It is home to a plethora of different species, with minke whales, humpbacks, white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises often seen and other species like sperm whales, orcas, and blue whales also patrolling the waters. Our expert guides will tell you everything you need to know about these majestic giants. Seeing them in the flesh is an experience which will remain with you for the rest of your life, so don’t delay and book this incredible experience today!

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Watch as the whales jump out of the water....

Puffin Watching

Our puffin tours will take you to the small islands, which are close to Reykjavik harbor, combining spectacular scenery and a host of cute and fascinating birds. We use a small boat, ensuring that we can get really close to these amazing and adorable birds. This combined with the knowledge of our expert guides, guarantees an educational and fun experience, ideal for families and pretty much everyone else!

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Puffins... so cute!

Time options:

There are a variety of different departure times throughout the day, ensuring that you can see all the incredible wildlife that lives in Iceland, while still having enough time to do other things!

9 a.m. departure - The earliest departure time is 9 in the morning, where after three hours whale watching, you will have around 15 minutes to jump on board our puffin watching boat, which departs at 12:30, but don’t worry, if you miss it, we will make sure that you get on the next available tour.

10 a.m. departure - Then there is the 10:00 departure for those who want a more efficient whale watching tour: it is an express service, which will take you to the whale watching area more quickly, arriving back at the same time (12:15), meaning that you have enough time to catch the 12:30 puffin boat departure.

12:20 a.m. departure - Finally, you can do the tours in reverse, going on the puffin boat tour at 12:30, before returning at around 13:30 and heading out on an express whale watching tour at 14:00. This means that we offer something to fit each and every schedule, so get in touch and find out what we can do for you!

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Such amazing creatures...

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Disclaimer: This tour is operated by a trusted partner in Reykjavik.

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