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About Us


 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Story

Whale Safari was founded in 2006 under the name of Sea Safari. We are pioneers in whale watching tours on RIB boats in Iceland.  We operate from Reykjavík´s Old Harbour. 

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About Us


 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Story

Whale Safari was founded in 2006 under the name of Sea Safari. We are pioneers in whale watching tours on RIB boats in Iceland.  We operate from Reykjavík´s Old Harbour. 

Our Story

Whale Safari was founded in 2006 under the name of Sea Safari. We are pioneers in whale watching on RIB boats in Iceland, the first ones on the water. Ingólfur Guðlaugsson founded the company with the ambition to bring nature lovers and adventurers closer to the wildlife of Faxaflói Bay, including its whales, dolphins and birds.

In 2015 Torfi G Yngvason bought the company and took over the reigns. Mr. Yngvason has worked in the outdoor guiding industry for his entire adult life, having founded Arctic Adventures, Glacier Guides, Arctic Rafting and worked as a guide for more then a decade.

Our aim is to provide outstanding tours in harmony with nature.

We use our fast RIB boats with the utmost respect for the wildlife. The capability, manoeuvrability and speed of RIB boats means that we can cover a larger area then the standard whale watching ships. This increases our odds of viewing whales, dolphins and puffins in their natural habitat. When we do find our marine mammal friends you will be closer to them and the ocean than ever possible on the larger ships. Viewing these magnificent beings from a RIB boat is a once in a lifetime experience not soon to be forgotten.

REYKJAVIK'S ORIGINAL & ONLY RIB BOAT WHALE WATCHING OPERATOR

We are proud to be the first and only small group whale watching company as well as being the first operator in Reykjavík that uses RIB boats along side bigger ships for whale watching. Whale Safari (and its former name Sea Safari) is a family owned company that began with a keen and real passion for wildlife, boats and people. In our mind whale watching and puffin tours are a great way to unite these interests while giving locals and foreign visitors to Iceland the chance to view Iceland’s marine life.

The company was founded in 2006, and over the years our tours and services have changed and progressed a great deal; from the humble beginnings of seasonal tours to a year-round operation. It´s not hard to imagine why whale watching has become one of the top three tourist adventures in Iceland.

EXPERIENCE AND PASSION AT WHALE SAFARI

We believe that our experience and passion enable us to deliver the best tours humanly possible. We truly put great care and detail into our services and customer care. We have profound respect and love for nature as it has become a lifestyle for us. As our tours are authentic wildlife tours each trip can be remarkably different then the previous. We wish all our guests the best of luck!

RESPONSIBLE WHALE WATCHING

We follow IceWhale’s codes of conduct for responsible whale watching as well as following our own stricter guidelines. We take an active part in international partnerships and discussion on the future of whale watching, e.g. IWC and Planet Whale. To advance our knowledge we participate and aid marine biologists research on wildlife in the Faxaflói Bay. 

Responible Whale Watching Tours In Iceland


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Location


 

Where are we?65.0000° North, 18.0000° West

Location


 

Where are we?65.0000° North, 18.0000° West

Our whale, bird and wild life watching ticket office and service centre is located in Reykjavik's Old Harbour, on Ægisgarður 7 #101. We have a souvenir store and a very cool little take-away-coffeeshop (Baujakaffi).

The Old Harbour is a vibrant and fun place where traditional fishing on small and big fishing boats merges with tourism and city life.  

In the harbour you will find many great restaurants like our very own Mar and MarBar, The Sea Baron (very traditional).

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Here's a map of our location. As shown on the map parking is available to the vest (or left) of our location on the left of the shipyard and Icelandair Hotel Marina. 

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Contact


Contact Whale Safari in Iceland

Contact


Contact Whale Safari in Iceland

 

You can fill out the form below or send us a email to info@whalesafari.is.

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Terms and Conditions


Terms and Conditions


Whale Safari Terms and Conditions

Payments

Whale Safari accepts the following methods of payments. 
Website:

Credit cards including Mastercard, Visa and American Express. There is no charge or service fee for processing credit card payments when tours or services are purchased on our website whalesafari.is
Sales department: 

Credit cards including Mastercard, Visa, American Express. 
Ticket offices: 

Credit cards including Mastercard, Visa, American Express. 

Payment will be listed as Whale Safari / Sea Safari Ísland ehf. on the credit or debit card statement. 


Cancellations 

All cancellations must be made in writing and should be sent to info@whalesafari.is. If it is not possible for you to send us your cancellation via email, please contact us by phone (+354 497-0000). Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to tour departure will be charged in full. Please note that other cancellation policies may apply if you have made your reservation through a third party. 

Refunds 

Tours purchased on whalesafari.is are refunded when is requested at least 24 hours prior to departure. Once a tour or service has started no refunds are available. For tours purchased through travel agencies, please take your original voucher to the travel agency and they will issue a full refund after reconfirmation the tour cancellation with our office. 
 

Warranties 

While Whale Safari strives to provide accurate information, the website may contain inaccurate, incomplete, or out-of-date information. Whale Safari takes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the content of the website, and makes no commitment to update such information. Whale Safari shall not be liable for any damages relating to the use of, or reliance upon, the website or such information, features, material or services. 
 

Visiting www.whalesafari.is

By visiting the website of Whale Safari you accept following the basic rules of conduct below and all applicable laws. 
Visiting whalesafari.is you promise not to:

  • Use any information on the website for any commercial purposes without expressed authorisation by Whale Safari.
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  • Violating any of the guidelines set forth above, or any other aspect of these Terms & Conditions will result in termination of your rights to use the website without notice.