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Reykjavik Whale Watching

#25 of 50 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Reykjavik Features Animals
BSI Bus Terminal, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 580 5400
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We got so lucky!

I think reviews on this probably depend a lot on what you get to see and we saw so much - Minke... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kay B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nice tour of Reykjavik harbor area but don't expect breaching whales

We enjoyed getting out of the city and touring the harbor area, but although we saw a few whales... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel B
Palo Alto
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Whale watching tours are operated from the old harbour in Reykjavik. The whales most frequently seen on tours with Elding are the Minke whales, Humpback whales, Dolphins and Porpoises other speces are sometimes spotted.Each trip takes about 2,5 - 3,5 hours - do join us. We look forward to seeing you!
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  • Poor12%
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“hour trip” (3 reviews)
“minke whale” (3 reviews)
“sea sickness” (3 reviews)
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BSI Bus Terminal, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 580 5400

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think reviews on this probably depend a lot on what you get to see and we saw so much - Minke whales, Humpbacks, a pod of 4 dolphin jumping in unison plus others and, of course, Arctic terns and puffins. It was a magical...More

1  Thank Kay B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed getting out of the city and touring the harbor area, but although we saw a few whales, mostly were Mincke whales which don't do the acrobatics that other whales do. The guide was sweet but was pushing it a bit - she may...More

2  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was on a 5pm tour. I was picked up at the exact correct time. The tour left at the exact correct time. The people were nice. The water was calm. But I felt it was a bit of false advertising. The advertising show humpback...More

1  Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 31 March 2017

A great experience but do wrap up well. Unfortunately we didnt see any whales on our trip out but did see many dolphins, some really quite close to the boat. Hot & cold drinks are available on board & extra protective clothing to put over...More

1  Thank April V
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Pleasant morning out, sea was calm , but raining with sun showing itself later on, Crew are helpful and informative, and do try and find wildlife, we saw dolphins, we were lucky to have a trip with not many people on board so plenty of...More

1  Thank Monkey62R
Reviewed 21 February 2017

It was my friend's 60th birthday and her special wish was to go whale watching. Even though it was February the weather conditions were very calm and the boat trip itself was interesting as we saw lots of dolphins. However, by all accounts, whales are...More

1  Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

What an excellent experience even though we didn't get to sea any whales etc but the captain did try we were out for nearly 4 hours friendly staff great views a must on your to do list even offered another trip free as we didn't...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Nothing to see on trip. Most of whales have gone by November. But boat was well organised. Spoke to lots of other tourists and none had seen any whales or dolphins either

Thank mybonnybee
Reviewed 14 November 2016

To me, for the price, the gamble is not worth it. During my trip, we saw a few dolphins, but no whales. Of course, caveat emptor...I knew there was a chance. What stinks is, if you are lucky and see dolphins and even a whale,...More

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We booked this through special tour Iceland - the pickup was meant to be between 12-12:30 we were picked up finally at 12:55 - that was after a few phone calls chasing them up to see what was going on. We got there and there...More

1  Thank Dylan D
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