Reykjavík: Classic Whale Watching

The classic and original whale watching tour from Reykjavík. The specially modified whale watching ships and crew will take you out in search of a wide variety of whale species. Operated up to six times day, all year round.

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  • Duration:: 3 Hours
  • Easy
  • Electronic voucher
  • Pickup available
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Description

The original whale watching tour in Reykjavík is available all year round and especially the summer season is a great time to go whale watching with the entire family from Reykjavík. The population of whales, dolphins and birdlife flourish in the long days and bright nights of the Icelandic summer. The minke whales are lively and in large numbers, along with the quick and quirky white-beaked dolphins, the cute harbour porpoises and the massive humpback whales.

With more than 15 years of guiding and operating whale watching tours in the Faxaflói bay you can be sure that we love and respect everything about whales and the wildlife in our native bay. Our whale watching tours are operated with the wellbeing of the whales in mind and we are active participants in the protection and research of whales.


The boats have outdoor viewing platforms as well as an indoor saloon with a small onboard café with light refreshments and bathrooms. We can also provide you with blankets and overalls on board to keep you warm out on the North Atlantic waters. The guides and staff on board are happy to answer any questions and a guide will comment and explain everything happening during the tour over our speaker system on board.

All our whale watching tours start from our ticket office on the Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour of Reykjavik. There you can purchase tickets or exchange your voucher for a prepaid trip. Your whale watching guide will meet you in our Whale Watching Centre, which is located on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed at 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 in Icelandic waters.

Are you interested in a more thrilling and personal experience? Check out our "Premium" RIB boat tour that will take you closer and faster to the wildlife in Faxaflói!

Important information

Our whale watching tours are focused mainly on the southern part of Faxaflói bay, just off Reykjavík. The tours are dependant on weather and we can never guarantee sightings as this is nature and of course nature is it's own master.

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 the shore. On some occasions (mainly in winter), when weather conditions or chances of spotting whales are greater elsewhere than our regular area in Faxaflói, we depart from nearby harbours like Hafnarfjörður, Keflavík, Sandgerði or Grindavík making the tours last anywhere from 3-5 hrs

In case of no sightings we offer you a free complimentary ticket to try again!

What’s included

  • Use of warm overalls 
  • Excellent guidance 
  • On board Wi-Fi, bathrooms and Café
  • Access to our Visitor Centre / Whale Exhibition
  • Free complimentary ticket to try again if no sightings! 

What do I need to bring

  • Sturdy footwear 
  • Warm clothing (thermals, hat, scarf and gloves)
kr 10,990 3 Hours , Easy

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