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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik Old Harbour

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  • See whales and dolphins just outside of Reykjavik 
  • Experience Iceland’s wildlife even on limited time 
  • Chance to see a range of whales and dolphins 
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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik Old Harbour
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3 - 3.5 hour whale watching tour from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík. Departs all year around when the weather permits. Professional English guides, free overalls and a bar on board.
From US$102.00
Whale Watching Tour 9am
3 - 3.5 hour whale watching tour from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík. Departs all year around when the weather permits. Professional English guides, free overalls and a bar on board.
From US$102.00
Whale Watching Tour 5pm
3 - 3.5 hour whale watching tour from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík. Departs all year around when the weather permits. Professional English guides, free overalls and a bar on board.
From US$102.00
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Overview
Humpback, orca, blue, and minke whales patrol the Reykyavik coast, but you’ll have to leave the shore for the best chance of spotting them. This whale-watching cruise goes deep into the natural habitat of Iceland’s whales and dolphins, getting as close as possible without disturbing the animals. Let a guide direct your attention as you travel across Faxafloi Bay, where a blend of warm and cold ocean currents creates spectacular whale-watching opportunities.
What to Expect
Make your way to a location in Reykjavik’s Old Harbour, and then board a whale-watching boat for a cruise on Faxafloi Bay.

You’ll see views of Mount Esja, Akrafjall, and other landmarks on Faxafloi Bay as you cruise, with trained guides to watch for wildlife and help identify what you see. Some of the most common species are humpback whales, minke whales, harbor porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins, but some lucky visitors may even see blue whales, one of the largest animals on earth.

The cruise is designed to reduce environmental impact, pollution, and disruption to the animal habitat, so you know your whale-watching experience won’t harm Iceland’s spectacular coastal ecosystem. Whales or dolphins are spotted on more than 90% of summer tours and 80% of winter tours. Should you not see a whale or dolphin, you’ll receive a complimentary ticket for a second tour.

Note: To ensure the best whale-watching opportunity when conditions in Reykjavik are rough (especially in winter), the tour may depart from other harbors, such as Grindavík, Keflavík, Sandgerði, or Hafnarfjörður.
Reviews (173)
1 - 5 of 106 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Unforgettable experience

We decided last minute to do the whale watching tour and were certainly not disappointed. We went on the Sunday 13 January tour where the weather conditions were clear but cold. The boat left promptly at 1pm and we didn't have to sail far to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marianne H
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Marianne H, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with future travellers. We're glad you enjoyed the tour, sightings and services provided on the tour and thank you for joining us! All the best,...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great to see whales in natural environment

Have just returned from our trip today and pleased to say we saw the whales out at sea. The winds were high, it was snowing and the company offered everyone a sea sickness pill at checkin but as it turned out the sea was mostly...More

Thank WesthamWanderers
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear WesthamWanderers, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with future travellers. We're glad you enjoyed the tour and sightings of a humpback whale. Hope you got some nice photos! All the best, The Elding...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Second visit

This was our second excursion with this company. We first came in February 2017 and where unfortunately unsuccessful to see any whales. The company gave us a free trip back to use within 2 years. We went back today and where very lucky to see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Rhyswm90
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Rhyswm90, Thank you for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with future travellers. We're pleased to see you return within 2 years and finally get the chance to enjoy an encounter with a lovely humpback whale!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Didn't have to sail far to see whales

We have gone whale watching in NZ, California, Azores and South Africa but this was definitely the quickest for spotting whales. We had only left the harbour 15 mins when we spotted a humpback whale. It was great fun as it kept diving then surfacing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LesD890
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear LesD890, Thank you very much for taking the time to rate and review our tour and for sharing your experience with future travellers. We're pleased to see that you enjoyed the tour and sightings of a humpback whale! All the best, The Elding team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great to see a whale

Great service from start to finish! Easy to use website, quick booking-in service. Friendly staff and the offer of a travel sickness tablet as it was expected to be a bit rough! The use of all-in-one waterproof overalls to keep you warm and dry. Fantastic...More

Thank Ngresswell
EldingAdventureAtSea, Manager at Elding Adventure at Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Ngresswell, Thank you very much for rating and reviewing our tour. It is great to see that you understand the importance of our code of conduct and ethical whale watching. We hope you enjoyed the encounter and beautiful views of the surrounding area in...More

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Response from Phil K | Reviewed this property |
It depends on weather etc.. Should be ok, give tour company a call and ask.
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