Whales, Puffins & Reykjavík

This is our greatest adventure! Get as close to the whales, dolphins and puffins as possible with out disturbing them in their natural habitat. Small groups of 12 persons in our fast RIB boats means you get an intimate experience you wont forget.

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  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Moderate
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Experience the wildlife and nature adventure of a lifetime on this  small group - personal whale watching tour. The custom made RIB boats allow you to get closer to the whales and puffins than any boats can offer. On this fun tour the fast, stable and safe boats also allow us to cover more area as we search for the wild life, thus increasing your chances of spotting whales, dolphins and bird-life. 

This great whale watching tour starts from the Old Harbour of Reykjavík and during the puffin season (early May to the end of August) we also visit the puffins in their natural habitat. Next we head out in search of the whales. There are very few things that will beat the experience of seeing the whales and dolphins as up close as you can at sea level from our RIB boats.

Our whale watching boats are equipped with high performance suspension seats. These shock absorbing seats increase safety and comfort and reduce the risk of injuries. So you can comfortably & securely enjoy your whale watching adventure out on the North Atlantic waters. 

After the whale safari we travel back to Reykjavík, where we will take ride along the city's shore line, experiencing a unique panoramic view of Reykjavík from the sea (perfect for photos).

Our boats will take you past the Sun Voyager sculpture and the harbour side of Iceland's most famous building, the glittering Harpa Concert Hall.

This tour has an age limit of 10 years & height limit of 145 CM and we recommend the The Classic Tour on the larger boats for families with younger children. 


  • Get as close to the whales, puffins and wildlife as possible without disturbing them.

  • See the puffins from approximately the 1st of May - 20th of August

  • Our custom made RIB boats are fast and can easily cover a bigger search area than the classic whale watching boats.

    Shock absorbing suspension seats for extra safety & comfort

  • Small group! Only 12 people per boat with expert whale guide and RIB boat captain.

  • Less time then the "Classic Whale Watching tour", only 2 hours from harbour to harbour.

  • See Reykjavik City and the Harpa Concert Hall from the sea.

Important information

Hotel pick up: Hotel pick ups are available upon request to info@whalesafari.is and they start 45 minutes before your chosen departure time.  Keep in mind that we are located at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík - easily within walking (2-15 min) distance from all hotels located in zip code #101 in Reykjavík. We encourage you to walk! For the environment and for your health :) 

Departure times and dates: 

  • From the 15th of April to the 31st of May two departures a day at 10:00 and 14:00.

  • From the 1st of June to the 30th of June four departures a day at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00 & 20.00

  • From the 1st of July to the 31st of August  eight departures a day at 09.00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 & an evening departure at 20:00.

  • From the 1st of September to the 30th of September three departures a day at 10:00. 13.00 & 15.00.

  • From the 1st of October to the 31st of October two departures a day at 10:00 and 14.00.

Please note: 

  • The tour has an age limit of 10 years & height limit of 145 CM
  • This tour may not be suitable for pregnant women. Consult your doctor before signing up.

  • This tour is not recommended for those with history of back problems or severe heart conditions. Consult your doctor before signing up.

  • This tour may not be suitable for those over the age of 65 years.

  • Puffin season is from approximately May - August

Cancellations due to weather:  Our tours are dependant on weather and sea conditions so sometimes we need to cancel this tour due to winds in the main whale habitat area. Make sure to provide us with your contact details upon booking so we can contact you as soon as possible regarding any changes to your tour!

Although our sighting success is high the behaviour is the wild animals is unpredictable. Therefor we have a "Whale Guarantee", if we are unlucky and can't seem to find and whales on the RIB tour you can try again for free on The Classic Tour on the larger boats in Reykjavík or in Akureyri North Iceland.

What’s included

  • Two hour expertly guided whale whale watching tour in a 12 seater RIB boat. 
  • Small Group - Only 12 passengers with expert guide & captain
  • Puffins are seen on this tour sighted from early May towards the end of August!
  • Reykjavík sightseeing with panoramic views off the Sun Voyager & Harpa Concert Hall
  • Whale Guarantee! If we are unlucky and can't seem to find whales or dolphins on the RIB tour you can try again for free on the Classic Whale Watching on the larger boats either in Reykjavík or in Akureyri.
  • We supply warm overalls, gloves, goggles and all necessary safety equipment.

What do I need to bring

Dress appropriately for our northern ocean, so if you have it, bring warm outdoor clothing like a  wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended.
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