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$ 84.29 US$ 67.44 per person

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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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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
  • Free parking is available, check in first to be given directions
  • If you don’t see a whale, the activity provider will offer another trip free of charge
  • A refund will not be offered in the event that you do not see a whale
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 584 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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this is a must if you come to Iceland and are wanting to see the incredible wild life here ! we was picked up from our hotel and taken to a beautiful boat to see the whales and dolphins . was a truly amazing experience , the crew where kind and friendly and even handed out sea sickness tablets if needed , amazing trip x

September 29, 2022

Very well. The very cool and very warm boat to warm up. We have had very good time. Neither windy nor very cold. And we have seen whales. Rather far but there was and have been seen. The captain always trying to take us where they were but without going over.

September 28, 2022

We arrived at the Tour Office on the time on the ticket and were instantly provided with our ticket and information on where to head to. The tour began promptly and the Tour Guide spent a lot of time explaining different things to us on the board. It was a windy morning on the day of the tour and we were given blankets to use on the top deck which was lovely. There was plenty of seating inside as well which was warm and we also had a lovely hot chocolate from the bar. All the crew was helpful and we managed to see Dolphins and Whales.

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September 25, 2022

Product ID: 248622