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Iceland Whale Watching Tour

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Highlights

  • Iceland is one of the world’s best destinations for Whale Watching
  • See a range of magnificent creatures in a stunning natural environment
  • Tour is led by a local expert guide

Overview

Iceland is one of the best places in the world for Whale Watching. On this unforgettable tour take a cruise on Faxaflói Bay and see whales, dolphins, and porpoises in a breathtaking natural environment.

Stand on the deck of your boat and look for creatures of the deep to break the surface, whether it’s the frolicsome White-Beaked Dolphin or the majestic Humpback Whale.

Itinerary

You will be picked up by bus from your hotel in Reykjavik, where you’ll meet your English-speaking guide, who will help you spot the whales of Faxaflói Bay.

Your bus will take you to Reykjavik harbor. Board a boat bound for Faxaflói Bay, where all nature of magnificent marine life inhabit the blue-green waters. The area is home to a unique variety of the Minke Whale, the Humpback, the Harbor Porpoise, and the White-Beaked Dolphin.

Scan the horizon for massive and incomparable whales, which epitomize poetry in motion when they arch themselves up from the water to breach. Hopefully you’ll see dolphins and porpoises dallying playfully by the side of the boat.

Keep one eye trained on the wide waters, and another on the sky, as the Puffin, Arctic Tern, Gannet, and many varieties of Gull dance among the clouds.

Return to Reykjavik Harbor and explore the Whale Exhibition Room, where you’ll learn about the biology of whales and other mysteries of the depths. The exhibition room is situated in an old capelin-fishing vessel, Filfil, which rests in the harbor.

There is no hotel drop-off for this tour. You will have to make your own way back from Reykjavik Harbor.

See the list of Reykjavik hotels from which hotel pick up is offered

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Reviews

We had a wonderful time on the excursion.....the spokesperson kept us totally informed when a whale was spotted....got some terrific pictures of the whales ....but you must be... Brenda J Hall

very good tour saw dolphins and a whale would recommend people to take this tour Rhian... Mrs R E Wright

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Apr - 30 Sep: Daily; 0900h (09:00am)
01 Oct - 31 Mar: Dailyl; 1300h (1:00pm)
An additional departure at 1700h (5:00pm) from 01 Jun - 31 Aug.
Pick ups start 30 minutes before the tour start time.

Duration

Approx. 3 hours

Start time

Start time: As per schedule Duration: Approx. 3 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik.
(Please mention your hotel/guesthouse details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Please make your own way back from Reykjavik Harbor

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Transportation by bus to Reykjavik Harbor
  • English-speaking guide
  • Whale-watching boat trip
  • Entrance fee to Whale Exhibition Room

Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off

Do/Dont's

Don’t forget your camera Bring a light jacket for the boat

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Please note

Pick-up from hotels and guesthouses is 30 minutes to one hour before start time

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

Pick-up is available from major hotels and guesthouses in the greater Reykjavik area.

Pick-up services not provided from private addresses.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

Viewing of whales is never 100% guaranteed however our local partner's expertise affords you the best possible chance.

09th August 2014: The city center will be closed from 06:00am to 7:30pm for all motor vehicles, making pick-up and drop-off at hotel area impossible. Passengers must therefore be at their nearest pick-up location before the scheduled time of departure. Please note that passengers will be dropped off at the same location.

Please look for the meeting point sign or our coaches at the following locations:
Einar Jonsson Museum
Skulagata
Landakot
Exceptions:
Radisson Blue Saga Hotel
Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura

Pick up at hotels and guesthouses east of Snorrabraut in Reykjavik will be according to schedule.

All tours leave from Kjarvalsstaoir since Bus Terminal is within the areas closed off for the parade.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • For your comfort, safety and convenience while in Iceland we work with a supplier who:
  • Has one of the youngest coach fleet in Iceland. Comfortable coaches with air condition, seatbelts and free WiFi.
  • Offers pick up and drop off service at all licensed hotels and guesthouses in the capital area that have at least 10 rooms.
  • Has a 24 hour telephone service which can be used by all customers while in Iceland
  • Is part of Gray Line – a world leader in sightseeing for more than 100 years.
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Cancellation policy

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  • 4.5Reviews (32)
  • "Excellent excursion" We had a wonderful time on the excursion.....the spokesperson kept us totally informed when a whale was spotted....got some terrific pictures of the whales ....but you must be...
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