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  • Reykjavík: Whale Watching from a Luxury Yacht

    1. Reykjavík: Whale Watching from a Luxury Yacht

    Come aboard a luxurious yacht and see the incredible wealth of marine wildlife that lives in the waters just off the shores of Reykjavík City. See some of Iceland's majestic whales, dolphins, and porpoises on this small-group whale watching tour. 

     

    Your ship sets sail from Reykjavík's Old Harbor and sails among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, as well as along the coast of Reykjavík, providing you with fantastic views of the city as you search for the wildlife in the water.

     

    Spot minke and humpback whales, dolphins, and porpoises. If you're lucky, you may even see a few orcas (also known as killer whales) as well as a wealth of other species.

     

    Make the most of three panoramic deck areas aboard the luxury yacht, moving about the decks to get the best views and take advantage of great photo opportu...

    Very friendly staff, we saw a humpback Whale, 2 different minkey whales and some white nosed dolphin's. Very informative and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would recommend.

  • Reykjavik: 3-Hour Whale Watching Tour

    2. Reykjavik: 3-Hour Whale Watching Tour

    Whales are the most mysterious and fascinating of creatures, and some of the best whale watching in the world is off the coast of Iceland, where the ocean currents create excellent viewing conditions. Climb aboard a whale watching boat operated by the only environmentally certified whale watching company in Iceland, and explore the southern part of Faxafloi Bay off Reykjavik’s old harbor. On the 3-4 hour tour you will get up-close to humpback, minke, and orca whales, as well as abundant sea birds, white beaked dolphin and harbor porpoise. Whales are seen on more than 95% of summer tours and 80% of winter tours, often surfacing within a few meters from the boat. To ensure that the animals are not disturbed, boats sail at a constant speed towards the whales' habitat. This is also is part of a sustainability policy that tries to minimize oil use and pollution. Guides have gone through an...

    Nice guide, lots of information, great weather and lots of whale spottings! You even get thermo-suits for free! Really amazing!

  • From Reykjavík: Whale Watching and Northern Lights Combo

    3. From Reykjavík: Whale Watching and Northern Lights Combo

    Look for whales and other marine animals in their natural environment on a whale watching cruise from Reykjavik. Get the chance to spot minke and humpback whales, harbor porpoises and white-beaked dolphins. The peak whale watching season is April to October, but sightings are possible all year round. Get breathtaking views of the coast of Iceland as you cruise. Then, escape the city lights in the evening to find the best site to see the Northern Lights. Climb aboard for a 2-hour cruise and keep cozy in the heated indoor bar, or put on provided warm overalls to look at the stars from the outdoor deck. Whale Watching: January - May & 16 September - December: 1:00 PM June - 15 September: 2:00 PM March - 15. November: 9:00 AM Whale Watching tour last for: Winter - approx. 3-3.5 hours Summer (1.06-15.09) - approx. 2 - 3 hours at 9:00 AM & 2:00 PM - will be provided with the faster boat ...

  • Reykjavik: Whales of Iceland Exhibition Entrance Ticket

    4. Reykjavik: Whales of Iceland Exhibition Entrance Ticket

    Visit the largest exhibition of its kind in the Europe at the Whales of Iceland Exhibition, and see 23 life-size models of whales spotted in the waters in and around Iceland. Spend a few hours gaining a new perspective and greater appreciation for these majestic animals. Take a leisurely 20-minute walk - or short drive - from the heart of Reykjavík to the harbor. Upon arrival at the Whales of Iceland Exhibition, play with interactive displays and read detailed information about 23 species of aquatic mammals. Marvel at the leviathan of the sea at a display of a blue whale that stretches nearly the length of a basketball court. Learn more about the narwhal, the “Unicorn of the Sea” and see the “horn” or “tusk” that is actually an elongated tooth. Stroll among the displays of beluga, humpback, minke, and killer whales.  Absorb in-depth information about the marine mammals around Iceland w...

    Very nice and educative when you cant go whale-watching on the sea or while raining.

  • From Reykjavik: Whale Watching Tour by Speedboat

    5. From Reykjavik: Whale Watching Tour by Speedboat

    Get back to nature and look for whales off the coast of Iceland aboard a brand new RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) equipped with 12 suspension seats to enhance your comfort and safety. Make your way to the meeting point in the old harbor of Reykjavik and put on the provided warm waterproof overall, life jacket, googles and your own whale watching scarf. Depart from the harbor and pass the Harpa Concert Hall and Sun Voyager sculpture. Continue to Faxaflói Bay, where up to 23 species of whales, along with dolphins and seals can often be found. Look for the magnificent creatures in their natural environment and encounter sea birds of various species. Keep a look out for the puffins that come to lay their one egg on the many islands in Faxaflói Bay as you cruise up close. Ask your guide any questions you have and hear interesting facts about the whales and other wildlife.

    Great tour guides, full safety gear provided, great rib ride also and they did their best to find us Whales, we saw some dolphins, all round amazing experience!

  • Reykjavik: Midnight Sun Whale Watching Tour

    6. Reykjavik: Midnight Sun Whale Watching Tour

    Whales are the most mysterious of creatures, and some of the best whale watching in the world is just off the coast of Iceland’s capital, where the ocean currents create excellent viewing conditions. Climb aboard a whale watching boat operated by the only environmentally certified whale watching company in Iceland, and explore the southern part of Faxafloi Bay in the Midnight sun of the summer months. On the 3.5-hour tour you will get up-close to whales such as playful minke, as well as see abundant sea birds, dolphin and harbor porpoise. Whales are seen on more than 95% of summer tours, often surfacing within a few meters from the boats. To ensure that the animals are not disturbed, boats sail at a constant speed towards the whales' habitat. This is part of a sustainability policy, trying to minimize oil use and pollution. Guides have all gone through an extensive training program, b...

    It was such a beautiful evening and the whales sure gave a good show! Our guide was very informative and helpful. She was quick to let us know where to look and she also gave great information about the wildlife there.

  • From Reykjavik: Whales and Northern Lights Boat Tour

    7. From Reykjavik: Whales and Northern Lights Boat Tour

    Depart from Reykjavik's Old Harbour for an approximately 3-hour whale watching cruise in Faxafloi Bay. Take some stunning photos of the city and surrounding mountains and scenery as you set sail. On a clear day the views can extend as far as Snæfells Glacier in the west of Iceland. Reach the whale watching area in approximately 30 to 45 minutes, listening to your guide's explanations along the way. Hear more about the whales on arrival, and look for the magnificent creatures with the help of your guide. Keep a look out for minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises and the great humpback whale. Be mesmerized if a curious whale comes close to the boat! Then, return to the boat in the evening and look for the magical Northern Lights in the sky. Although dependent on the conditions, the lights can be seen throughout the winter months, and even as early as September. Get outfitt...

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We went out, a little cold, but this is Iceland. We went out for a few miles and out of three boats we found the whales and dolphins. We managed to see a Mink, HumpBack, and 2 species of dolphins. The trip was well worth it and we got great pictures. The crew was superb and very helpful as well.

Very friendly staff, we saw a humpback Whale, 2 different minkey whales and some white nosed dolphin's. Very informative and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would recommend.

Super cool experiences - we saw several humpback whales and one very close. Lovely boat, good guide and welcoming staff

Despite the rain and storm, a terrific excursion as we were rewarded with whale watching

It was a good experience. We were able to see a whale and a bunch of dolphins.