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Reykjavik Small-Group RIB Whale Watching Cruise

Highlights
  • 2-hour whale-watching tour by high-speed RIB in Reykjavik
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a personalized experience
  • See puffins on the islands near Reykjavik Old Harbour
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Small-Group Reykjavik RIB Whale Watching Cruise
From US$ 144.68
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10am DepartureMost Popular
Tour departs at 10am
US$ 144.68
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Tour departs at 4pm
US$ 163.82
2pm Departure
Tour departs at 2pm
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Overview
Cruise Faxaflói Bay in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) on a 2-hour, small-group whale-watching expedition from Reykjavik. Board a speedy RIB at the Old Harbor, and skim alongside graceful seabirds as you pass seasonal puffin colonies. Watch for minke and humpback whales, porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins, and then return to the harbor along the Reykjavik shoreline. Pause alongside the Harpa Concert Hall and the Sun Voyager sculpture as you take in the city’s most distinctive sights from the water.
What to Expect
Choose from one of the multiple daily departures and then make your own way to Reykjavik Old Harbour to meet your guide & captain. After a quick safety briefing, pull on your provided overalls and safety gear and hop aboard your RIB speedboat.

Hold on tight as your captain zips you out of the harbor, and look out for some of the wildlife for which Faxaflói is famous. Loop around the wind-beaten islands of the bay to see puffins in their natural habitat during their breeding season from May to the end of August, and then head out on the open water to scout out the majestic whales and dolphins.

On the return to the harbor, cruise along Reykjavik’s shoreline and spot the sights from the sea. Colorful fishing huts and bustling restaurants make up the cityscape in this part of town, alongside some thought-provoking attractions, too. Enjoy looking at the Sun Voyager sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason, and the Harpa Concert Hall — a glittering glass building that is said to be inspired by the country’s volcanic geology.

After roughly two hours on the water, travel back to the start point where your tour ends.
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Reviews (26)

1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile
Fantastic tour

Well worth the money. We saw the back of a minke whale a couple of times, but the knowledge of our guide was fantastic. While we were waiting for the whale she told us all about the different birds that we could see as well...More

1  Thank ejmills6
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile
Whale & puffin watching tour

Did the whale and Puffin watching Tour on the speed rib boat, the ride on the boat was exhilarating and fun it was almost like I was on a roller coaster ride. We first went to the island where we found the puffins and seen...More

Thank Mi Chelle S
Reviewed 1 August 2018
Excellent!

Everyone at Whale Safari was amazing! I went with my sister on a birthday trip to Iceland. We were scheduled for a 3pm excursion, but got lost on our way there. They were kind enough to put us on the 4pm expedition which turned out...More

Thank karfogs
Reviewed 27 July 2018
No whales!

The RIB ride was exhilirating over the waves and we had fun. But no whales today so can't give this a high mark, even though it's not the Whale Safari's fault. Still we did get a free tour for the classic whale safari (bigger and...More

2  Thank Now68
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile
INCREDIBLE Adventure

That trip was absolutely amazing! We saw dolphins playing and joking around, it looked as if they had a lot of fun with our little boat. We saw lots of the beautiful puffins, and also 2 minke whales. The staff was so friendly and explained...More

1  Thank Jessica L
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