Approx. 3 hoursStart time
Tour at 9:00am: Feb - Nov
Tour at 1:00pm: All Year
Tour at 5:00pm: 01 Jun - 31 Aug
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.)
Please make your own way back from Reykjavik Harbor
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.
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.
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 from hotels and guesthouses is 60 minutes before start time.
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.
Although I'm definitely not a lover of sea travel I felt quite safe on the boat and the crew were helpful and friendly. Unfortunately for me there were no Whales or Dolphins to...Dr George Hunter
A great way to see iceland by boat . Unfortunately we did not see any whales but still enjoyed the experience....Miss S J Hartley
We were out longer than expected looking out for Whales, unfortunately none were seen. However the crew never gave up and ended up staying out longer and I'm glad they did. Just...Armando G Caldarello