Reykjavik Whale Watching in The Midnight Sun

A truly unique whale watching experience in the magical light of the midnight sun.
Available: June-Aug.
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Minimum Age: 0+
Pick Up: Pick-up possible from hotels and guesthouses in Reykjavik
Price From: ISK 11.990
Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance and receive a full refund

Tour Highlights

✅ Whale Watching in the midnight sun
✅ Variety of whales, dolphins & porpoises
✅ Beautiful scenery of the Icelandic coast
✅ Free WiFi on board
✅ Access to visitor centre / Whale Exhibition
✅ Excellent guidance
✅ Live troubadour performance
✅ Use of warm overalls

Tour Details

Departures: 19:00 / 20:30
Duration: 3:00 hours
HOT TIP: Dress warmly and don’t be shy to also put on our warm overalls!
Price: Adults ISK 11.990 / Children (7-15) ISK 5.995 / Children (0-6): FREE

Tour Area

Our whale watching tours are focused mainly on the southern part of Faxaflói, just off Reykjavík. Each day we scan the area for signs of whales as we never know for sure where we might find them. Sometimes we have to go far while at other times the whales are quite close to shore. On rare occasions, we head to other areas and/or depart from nearby harbors e.g. Hafnarfjörður, Keflavík, Sandgerðir or Grindavík. This is the case when weather conditions or chances of seeing the whales are greater there than in our main area.

Good to know

You can check the previous sightings through our online Whale Diary before your tour.

We abide by a Code of Conduct for responsible whale watching, thus each encounter is on the animals terms and distance may be kept to minimise disturbance.

Tour Description | Midnight Whale Watching

Stop by our ticket office in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik where you will exchange your pre-paid voucher for admission tickets. Our sales staff will show you to the Visitor Centre / Whale Watching Centre, which is facilitated on board a converted fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. Before (or after) the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images, videos, and facts about the whales and marine life. As whales never fully sleep, we can expect to see Minke whales, White beaked dolphins, Harbour porpoises and even Humpback whales on the evening cruise – just like on our day tours!

The mystical midnight sun and the nature of the bay provide a unique wildlife experience. To make the tour even more enjoyable and memorable, we often shut down the boat engines to enjoy the soothing sound of the water, the whales, and the birds. With the added feature of a live Troubadour performing in the vessels lounge, the Midnight Sun tour is ideal as a relaxing end of a busy day or as a beginning of a fun night in town. If you’re in the mood for some light snacks or drinks, have a look at our onboard bar menu – we recommend the Whale Punch (rum infused hot chocolate)!

Although our success rate is high, the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores. In case no whales or dolphins make an appearance on the tour, we will offer you a complimentary ticket to try again within 2 years! 

Please be aware that the weather can change rapidly in Iceland and therefore the captain could decide to alter or cancel the tour on short notice for safety reasons. In this case we will contact you as soon as possible with the contact information you provide in the booking process.

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