Whales of Iceland

Head out on the open water for close-up views of the Atlantic's most magnificent mammals.

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From Reykjavik: Whale Watching Tour by RIB Boat

1. From Reykjavik: Whale Watching Tour by RIB Boat

Climb aboard a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) equipped with special shock suspension seating for a smoother ride. Look for whales and other marine life in the wild. Travel aboard the 12-meter long boat to get extra close to whales in a way that is safe for passengers and the animals. Benefit from warm flotation suits, life vests, gloves and goggles to keep you cozy and safe, and avail of the services of an experienced guide who will provide information about the animals and bay in English.  Stop by the island of Akurey to look for adorable puffins during the summer. See their nests along the coast during their breeding season. Head out to the bay on a fast and thrilling ride with the wind in your hair. Reach a comfortable cruising speed of 32 knots and get plenty of time in the feeding grounds. Then, take a scenic route back along the coast of Reykjavik and take great photos before you arrive on land.

Reykjavik: 2-Hour Northern Lights by Boat with Backup Plan

2. Reykjavik: 2-Hour Northern Lights by Boat with Backup Plan

Sail from Reykjavík's Old Harbor for a fantastic and unique experience chasing the famous northern lights. Your expert guide will explain the scientific facts about this amazing natural phenomenon, share stories and myths about the lights and answer all your questions. Please note that it's never guaranteed the lights will show up during the tour.  Here's the bonus: In the event that the tour must be postponed because of cloud cover, you won't be let down. Another activity awaits you. You'll head to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition in Grandi, just minutes away from the harbor, where a guide will greet you for a tour of the exhibit. You'll see full-sized whale models and try out fun and interactive technology. After touring the exhibit, including a fascinating 25 minute video, you'll end the night with a drink on the house and a complimentary ticket to try the Northern Lights Boat Tour again at the next available date. Please note that this tour is non-refundable, as an adventure is guaranteed regardless of weather conditions.

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What people are saying about Whales of Iceland

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 551 reviews

Exceptional. 1st outing canceled for difficult weather. Replanned without difficulties. Very professional crew. And nice. With their experiences and luck. We came across a whale that gave us a great show

It was an amazing day - three humpback whales playing with dolphins. And that right next to our boat. Everything was just right - great crew, perfect weather and optimal whale sighting.

Incredible !! The whales (three) and dozens of dolphins made this moment magical!! It was beautiful, the dream Thank you for this moment ♥️

It was amazing. Our guide Iris was the best guide I have ever seen. Will never forget this trip

Everything was perfect. We saw humpback whales and dolphins. Great experience.