Water activity

Reykjavík: Whale Watching and Marine Life Cruise

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík

Reykjavík: Whale Watching and Marine Life Cruise

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík
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From US$ 93.47 per person

Likely to sell out

Embark on a whale-watching cruise in Faxaflói Bay from Reykjavík. Witness the stunning landscapes and keep an eye out for a variety of local wildlife, including whales, dolphins, porpoises, and more.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the great variety of whales and other marine animals near Reykjavik
  • Take in the stunning scenery of the Icelandic Coast
  • Learn about our awesome ocean and the animals in it!
Full description

Take a boat trip from Reykjavik’s harbor to discover Iceland’s rich marine life, which is one of this island country’s highlights. All year round you can spot a variety of whales and other marine animals in the Reykjavik area, including minke and humpback whales, harbor porpoises, and whale-beaked dolphins. Have an opportunity to see some of Iceland's most beautiful marine animals, along with the stunning scenery of the Icelandic coast. The peak season for whale watching runs from April to October, but of course, the ocean is always full of magical creatures, and you never know what you might see.

Benefit from the services of specially-trained whale watching guides who are experts at spotting the animals. You will be free to listen as they tell you about the behavior of the whales, and answer any questions you may have.

Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Icelandic coast as you spot local wildlife. Take a break and warm up in the heated indoor area. Relax on board the boat and enjoy the indoor and outdoor seating, and purchase drinks and snacks along the way from the onboard bar and cafeteria. You will experience a pleasant and comfortable ride, even at higher speeds, and will be able to share your adventure live on social media with the onboard WiFi.

Includes
  • Experienced, friendly, and professional guides
  • Sailboat cruise
  • Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Seating area outside and inside
  • Transfer from your hotel to the harbor (if pickup option selected)
  • Transfer from your hotel to the harbor (if meeting point option selected)
  • Hot drinks and refreshments available for purchase at the café lounge on board

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the activity provider's, Sea Trips Reykjavik, office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • It is colder on the ocean, please dress accordingly
  • The tour length may vary between 2.5-hours and 3.5-hours, depending on how far away the whales are
  • If you don’t see a whale, the activity provider will offer another trip free of charge
  • If customers participate in our tours and there are no sightings they won´t get a refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 874 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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I really didn’t think I’d see much on this tour but it wasn’t long at all until we saw a humpback whale! it even gave us a little show by jumping out of the water which the tour guide says rarely happens at this time of year. She was also brilliant and now I can cross something else off my bucket list. Very happy :)

January 9, 2023

We were lucky we had calm seas and managed to see a juvenile humpback whale, which has been a regular in the area since August, as told to us by our guide. The guide was great and took the time to answer any questions. The boat was warm inside and served a good selection of drinks.

January 9, 2023

Few whales were seen, mostly very far away, with the exception of one that came within 30m of the boat which was very impressive. However, the experience of sailing aboard an Icelandic fishing boat in the middle of winter is worthwhile, in our case with snowfall and intense winds (which is why I recommend setting off with warm and waterproof technical clothing).

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January 7, 2023

Product ID: 248622