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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

  • Iceland whale watching tour from Reykjavik 
  • Spot whales and other wildlife out on the ocean
  • Learn about local marine life from your guide
Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
From US$89.00
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The best chance to see some of the 20 species of whales that migrate off Iceland’s coast during peak season is on a guided whale watching tour. Your captain and crew take you to the spots known to have the most whales and provide plenty of information about wildlife along the way. Details like provided warm layers and motion sickness tablets make this tour stand out.
What to Expect
Arrive at a central meeting location in downtown Reykjavik 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time to meet your guide and begin your Iceland whale watching tour. Optionally put on warm layers and take a seasickness tablet before setting sail in search of whales in the North Atlantic.

Peak season visitors (April to October) can expect to see some of the 20 different species of whales that swim off the coast of Iceland, while off-season visitors might see other animals like seals and seabirds. Regardless of which animals are around, your seasoned crew brings you to the best wildlife viewing spots and provides plenty of information about the animals you see while you sail.

Admire views of the coast and spot wildlife from one of the boat’s three outdoor viewing platforms or indoor saloon, fully equipped with internet, snacks, and drinks.

Tour concludes at start point.

Please note: Check tour status before arrival directly with tour operator. If canceled due to weather, contact vendor to reschedule. Tour may be operated on shared boat with partner organization.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Enjoyable boat ride and whale sightings!

I had very low expectations as far as actually spotting whales as it can be hit or miss but we really lucked out. We saw tons of dolphins and many Minke Whales. We also saw a pod (or two) of dolphins feeding in the same...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wet and very rough!

This tour started out really well, the sun was shining and we were really enjoying being out on the water... until the boat hit top speed. We had been warned that the sea was rough on that day, but it was like being on a...More

Thank Claire T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Exceptional tour guide - pick a good weather day!

We took a 9am cruise on a particularly clear, still day (we checked the forecast before booking) so the sky was bright and the water was calm. They provided us with overalls to keep us warm - be prepared to get wet otherwise! Our host...More

Thank AbiW_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful experience

We left it until the day of the tour to book this, as the weather forecast had been pretty poor. The gods smiled on us though and the weather was perfect. We had a few problems finding the place - the old harbour is quite...More

Thank DDSkipton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Super whale watching!

This was a super boat tour – well organized, informative, and friendly. We were fortunate to see quite a few Minke whales, as well as dolphins that came right up to the boat. The only challenge we had was finding where the boats were docked...More

Thank heleneric2015
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Alex L
10 July 2018|
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Response from Nicole A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for all the autocorrect errors...hopefully you got the gist!
kulumani n
5 July 2018|
Response from mkharr4 | Reviewed this property |
I would come in June. We saw a lot of whales.