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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik Old Harbour

From US$102,00
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
From US$102,00
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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.
From US$102,00
Whale Watching Tour 1pm
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.
From 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.
From 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.
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Whale watching - yes we saw some!

The tour was excellent and the staff were very good at pointing out the wildlife and the impressive landscapes. We saw a selection of Minke whales and they came very close to the boat!More

Thank Nick R
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Nick R, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and services. We are glad you enjoyed sightings of Minke whales and hope you had a great time with our lovely crew in Faxaflói bay. All the best, The Elding...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
excellent trip

The guide was very informative and all the staff were great. We were very lucky to go on a day when the weather was beautiful and to see a whale and plenty of dolphins. Amazing views from the boat over the bay, too. The overalls...More

Thank clarrieg
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear clarrieg, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with future travellers. Glad you enjoyed your time with us and services provided on the tour. All the best, The Elding Reykjavík team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fabulous

Absolutely fantastic. We were warned of rough seas and took the complimentary sea sickness tablets as a precaution but probably no need. The guy who gave the tour was warm and entertaining at the same time as being exceptionally knowledgeable and informative. Most people were...More

Thank James T
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear James T, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with future travellers. We are delighted to read your kind comments and about positive experience with us. Glad you enjoyed the tour and services provided....More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Just a wonderful adventure full of anticipation and results!

Not only did they have great outdoor gear ready for all..full body suits that kept us warm and made it possible to be out in the wind, but high safety standards as well. Staff were as pleasant and friendly as possible. No pressure just pure...More

Thank sbsomers5
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sbsomers5, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tours and for sharing your experience with other travellers. Glad you enjoyed the tour, facilities and on board services provided by our lovely crew and thank you for choosing Elding! All the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Pretty, but wouldn't do it again

The guide and crew are great but I don't recommend this trip. We didn't see any whales (that's the risk you take) but the scenary was beautiful. Had I known that the whale hunters also dock in this bay, I wouldn't have bothered as I...More

Thank planetgrateful
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear planetgrateful, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with other travellers. We're glad you enjoyed the views although it would certainly have added to the experience to see some wildlife as well. Sadly, whaling...More

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