Affordable 3-Hour Whale Watching Boat Tour from Reykjavik

On the Best Value Whale Watching Trip from Reykjavik you might see the giant humpback whale breaching in a stunning acrobatic display.
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Reykjavik Sailors, Reykjavík, Iceland
3,5 hours
English, Spanish, German, Chinese, French
All year
Minimum age


Embark on an incredible and affordable whale-watching excursion from Reykjavik. This ocean adventure grants you a fantastic opportunity to see a wealth of marine and birdlife without taking considerable time away from your holiday.

The vessel you will be traveling in is perfect for spotting whales. It has three separate viewing platforms and an indoor saloon equipped with a cafe so that you can enjoy a hot drink or light refreshments throughout the journey. You can organize a pick-up from your accommodation or designated bus stop if staying in Reykjavik City center for a small cost or meet at the departure point at Reykjavik Old Harbour.

Once everyone has boarded, you will head straight out into Faxafloi bay, where the creatures of the deep are waiting. En route, in clear weather, you will get some fantastic views of the nature surrounding Reykjavik—the sight of the whole Reykjanes and Snaefellsnes peninsulas are stunning to behold.

Summer is the peak season for whale-watching, as it is the prime feeding time for the whales and migratory seabirds such as puffins return to Iceland. The winter months still regularly yield excellent results but expect to see less birdlife.

The four main species you will be searching for are the minke whale, the humpback whale, the white-beaked dolphin, and the harbor porpoise. Each of these creatures is unique and fascinating. 

Humpback whales are usually the most sought after due to their acrobatic surface behavior. The way they breach upon reaching the surface, raise their tails as they dive, and slap their fins is breathtaking.

However, these are the only creatures you may see. Fin whales, orcas, pilot whales, and even basking sharks are known visitors to Faxafloi Bay. You will spend up to three and a half hours on the water, searching for and marveling over the marine life.

Your experienced guide can answer any questions you may have; and will tell you about each creature as you see it. They will also tell you about the surrounding nature.

If the weather means this tour is canceled, you are welcome to join another excursion some other day or get a full refund. If you are very unlucky and there are no sightings, you get to go again, free of charge, until you see a marine mammal.

Do not hesitate to book. Grab your chance to see the majestic animals of the deep at an affordable price! Check availability by choosing a date.

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3-3.5 hours whale watching tour
Warm flotation overalls
Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
Free Wi-Fi on board
Free ticket to join again in case of no sightings
Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
Complimentary seasickness tablets available
Experienced and professional guides
Audio guide / headphones in English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese


Whale Watching
Boat Trip
Bird watching

What to bring

Good footwear
Warm clothing

Good to know

Please be at the meeting point at least 30 minutes before departure.

Please, check your email before the tour as all important daily information will be notified via email.

If there are no sightings on the tour, you can use your ticket number to reschedule your reservation and join another tour for free.

All tours are subject to weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. Your tour provider reserves the right to cancel the tour due to bad weather conditions and you will be notified as soon as possible if this occurs, if the tour is canceled you are entitled to get a full refund if you did not join this tour before or change your reservation to another day.


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