Whale Watching from Reykjavik Harbour

A three hour whale watching adventure departing from Hlesgata harbour in downtown Reykjavik. We sail into Faxafloi bay in search of minke and humpback whales, dolphins and harbor porpoises. On this tour you will also experience the spectacular views of the mountains and islands around Reykjavik as well as the wonderful bird life.
Available: All year
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 3 - 3,5 hours
Minimum Age: No minimum age
Pick Up: Hotel pick-up possible.
Price From: ISK 11.490
Cancellation Policy: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Tour Highlights

✅ Whale watching from the Reykjavik harbour
✅ Experienced, friendly and professional guides
✅ Warm floatation overalls!
✅ Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
✅ Free Wi-Fi on board

Tour Details

Availability: All year
Meeting Point: Hlésgata Vesturbugt – old harbour (view on google maps)
Meeting time: 30 minutes before departure
Duration: 3 – 3,5 hours.
Minimum age: No minimum age
Pick-up: Available from Reykjavik hotels
Included: Experienced, friendly and professional guides, warm floatation overalls, heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities, Wi-Fi on board, Seasickness tablets available.
What to bring: Warm clothing & good footwear

Please note: If there are no sightings on the tour, use tour ticket to join us on the next available day. Please be aware that due to environmental reasons during certain times of the year our trips may be delivered on a shared boat with one of our partners. At Reykjavik Sailors, we are committed to ensuring the environment is kept pristine by making sure fewer boats are on the water during slower periods.

Tour Description

Experience the best Iceland has to offer with spectacular whale watching opportunities. Our tours are a unique experience and we do our best to make this a lifetime experience for you.

All the year around you’ll be able to see a variety of whales by the coast, from the Minke, Humpback and Killer whales to White Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises. The high peak season for whale watching is from April to August, but of course, the ocean is always full of adventures. You can see all the other aquatic species, all sorts of wildlife and at the same time enjoy the splendid scenery around the coast of Iceland.

Our ship is comfortable and warm and suits very well for Whale Watching.

There are 3 outdoor viewing platforms and a large indoor saloon with toilet facilities and free Wi-Fi. Those who want to visit the captain are welcome to do so.

Sandwiches, snacks, coffee, tea, beer and soft drinks available on board. There also is free Wi-Fi on board.

Whale Watching:

  • January – May & 16 September – December: 13:00
  • June – 15 September: 14:00
  • March – 15 November: 9:00
  • Whale Watching tour last for:

Winter – approx. 3-3,5 h

Summer (1.06-15.09) – approx. 2 – 3h at 9:00 & 14:00 – will be provided with the faster boat so the time on the spotting area will be the same, just sailing to that point and back to harbour would be shorter.

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