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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik Old Harbour

Highlights
  • See whales and dolphins just outside of Reykjavik 
  • Experience Iceland’s wildlife even on limited time 
  • Chance to see a range of whales and dolphins 
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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik Old Harbour
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3 - 3.5 hour whale watching tour from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík. Departs all year around when the weather permits. Professional English guides, free overalls and a bar on board.
US$ 102.00
Whale Watching Tour 9am
3 - 3.5 hour whale watching tour from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík. Departs all year around when the weather permits. Professional English guides, free overalls and a bar on board.
US$ 102.00
Whale Watching Tour 5pm
3 - 3.5 hour whale watching tour from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík. Departs all year around when the weather permits. Professional English guides, free overalls and a bar on board.
US$ 102.00
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Overview
Humpback, orca, blue, and minke whales patrol the Reykyavik coast, but you’ll have to leave the shore for the best chance of spotting them. This whale-watching cruise goes deep into the natural habitat of Iceland’s whales and dolphins, getting as close as possible without disturbing the animals. Let a guide direct your attention as you travel across Faxafloi Bay, where a blend of warm and cold ocean currents creates spectacular whale-watching opportunities.
What to Expect
Make your way to a location in Reykjavik’s Old Harbour, and then board a whale-watching boat for a cruise on Faxafloi Bay.

You’ll see views of Mount Esja, Akrafjall, and other landmarks on Faxafloi Bay as you cruise, with trained guides to watch for wildlife and help identify what you see. Some of the most common species are humpback whales, minke whales, harbor porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins, but some lucky visitors may even see blue whales, one of the largest animals on earth.

The cruise is designed to reduce environmental impact, pollution, and disruption to the animal habitat, so you know your whale-watching experience won’t harm Iceland’s spectacular coastal ecosystem. Whales or dolphins are spotted on more than 90% of summer tours and 80% of winter tours. Should you not see a whale or dolphin, you’ll receive a complimentary ticket for a second tour.

Note: To ensure the best whale-watching opportunity when conditions in Reykjavik are rough (especially in winter), the tour may depart from other harbors, such as Grindavík, Keflavík, Sandgerði, or Hafnarfjörður.
Reviews (157)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great morning excursion

Great trip! We took this tour at the last minute and were very happy that we did. We saw plenty of dolphins and minke whales. Besides giving great info on whales, our guide talked about local birds, ecology, and sites that could be seen on...More

Thank Liz D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Anniversary trip to iceland

Booked as a package with secret escapes didn’t see any whales but did see plenty of dolphins .It was great to see them in their natural playground.Make sure you take the sea sickness tablet that they offer you as it can be very choppy and...More

Thank scrubber69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Really Great Crew

We booked our tour in advance of our trip, so we didn't know what the weather would be like. That particular day it was raining, so there were only about 12 people on the tour. However, they offered us gear to stay dry (including a...More

Thank RavenShade
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear RavenShade, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with future travellers and for rating and reviewing our tour and services. We're delighted to read your kind comments and pleased to see you enjoyed watching the whales of Faxaflói! All...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
We saw whale and dolphins

There is a whale exhibition room at the dock, don't miss it. The cruise is stable, comes with cafeteria. Passangers can opt to stay outdoor. For those without adequate winter jacket, the cruise has jumpsuit in various sizes to use for free. We manage to...More

Thank yapyy
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear yapyy, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with future travellers. We're glad you had an enjoyable time with our crew and the wildlife of Faxaflói bay. All the best, The Elding team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Awesome experience, staff fabulous

As a wheelchair user getting on a boat of any kind is a challenge but the staff could not have been more knowledgable and helpful. Easily accessible, fantastic facilities although I couldn't get below deck because of the stairs. Guide on the microphone was brilliant,...More

Thank Phil K
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Phil K, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with future travellers. We're glad you enjoyed our services and the wildlife of the bay. All the best, The Elding team

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