Adventurous Whale Watching by RIB Speedboat from Reykjavik

An RIB speedboat in Iceland.
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Sea Trips Reykjavík, Reykjavík, Iceland
2 hours
Apr. - Oct.
Minimum age
10 years old


Board a speedy RIB boat from Reykjavik and marvel over the whales and dolphins of Faxafloi Bay up close on this magical excursion! Those seeking a once-in-a-lifetime chance for an adventure amongst the world’s most beautiful creatures should not hesitate to book while availability lasts.

This tour begins when you head to the Old Harbor right by the downtown area; you can also arrange pickup from local hotels. Here, you’ll meet your friendly guides, dress into your safety gear, and board. As you set out, you’ll get unmatched views of architectural wonders like the Harpa Concert Hall and Hallgrimskirkja church and natural sites such as Mount Esja to admire before the real fun begins.

The seas surrounding Reykjavik are incredibly bountiful. Harbor porpoises and pods of white-beaked dolphins are year-round residents, but during summer, when this tour runs, the great whales return from their equatorial migrations. Minke whales are the most common, but humpbacks are also regularly seen, often displaying incredible acts of strength such as surface breaching and tail slapping.

Occasionally, even very elusive creatures can be spotted, such as snowy white belugas, infamous orcas, and enormous blue whales! Furthermore, you see countless seabirds, which will most likely include puffins in high summer and perhaps even the occasional seal.

Your RIB vessel and small group size will provide you with a far more intimate experience than a larger boat. On top of this, it is very modern, with shock-absorbing seats for your security, providing comfort even if the waters are quite choppy. Worry not if you still have concerns over seasickness; tablets will be provided. 

After two hours on the water and hopefully a wealth of diverse, exciting encounters, you’ll return to marvel over your photos and enjoy the rest of your day in the capital. 

Don’t miss this fantastic chance to witness whales, dolphins, and puffins on an exciting RIB journey from Reykjavik. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Seasickness tablets
Warm overalls, gloves, goggles and all necessary safety equipment.


Whale Watching

What to bring

Warm clothes
Good footwear

Good to know

The tour has an age limit of 10 years & height limit of 145 cm, and maximum group size of 12. If your tour is cancelled due to weather conditions or you see no cetaceans, you will be welcome to join another without charge.

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