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Iceland Whale Watching Tour

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time
    Tour at 9:00am: 01 Feb - 30 Nov
    Tour at 1:00pm: All Year
    Tour at 5:00pm: 01 Jun - 31 Aug
  • Duration
    Approx. 3 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up & drop off
  • Transportation by bus to Reykjavik Harbor
  • English-speaking guide
  • Whale-watching boat trip
  • Entrance fee to Whale Exhibition Room
COVID-19 Safety guidelines

Key Highlights

  • Iceland is one of the world’s best destinations for Whale Watching
  • Marvel at the great variety of whales and other marine animals near Reykjavik
  • See a range of magnificent creatures in a stunning natural environment
  • Explore the Whale Exhibition Room at Reykjavik Harbor to learn about the magnificent creatures
  • The tour is led by a local expert guide
  • Hotel pick-up is available for this tour
  • No need to print! Smartphone voucher accepted.

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.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Approx. 3 hours

  • Start time

    Tour at 9:00am: 01 Feb - 30 Nov
    Tour at 1:00pm: All Year
    Tour at 5:00pm: 01 Jun - 31 Aug

  • Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details. Please check USEFUL DOWNLOADS.

    Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop. Please check USEFUL DOWNLOADS.

    Alternate meeting point: You can meet the tour directly at the old harbour in Reykjavik, please arrive there at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure of the tour.


  • Ending Point

    At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel/guest house depending on the route and traffic restrictions in Reykjavik

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.

    Hotel dropoff may not be directly in front of the hotel, depending on the route and traffic restrictions.

Inclusions & Exclusions

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

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.

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

Hotel drop-off may not be directly in front of the hotel, it will depend on the route and traffic restrictions.

Pickup from hotels, guesthouses and bus stops starts 45 minutes before tour departs.

Pick-up services not provided from private addresses.

Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop. Viewing of whales is never 100% guaranteed however our local partner's expertise affords you the best possible chance. 

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 haveFor 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.

Customer Reviews

  • Great tour!
    Laura Allen, United Kingdom 05/14/2018
  • Fab experience
    Ishbel Cooke, United Kingdom 12/14/2017
  • No whales but not disappointed
    Armando G Caldarello, United Kingdom 12/14/2016

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