Creatures of the Sea | Fishing and Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

Creatures of the Sea | Fishing and Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Catch a delicious meal in Faxaflói bay while watching incredible wildlife.
This up-close-and-personal tour will reveal to you the intimate details of the creatures of the deep from Reykjavík.
A pair of white-beaked dolphins playing just off the coast of Reykjavík.
A humpback whale of Faxaflói bay giving a wave.
After surfacing a few times, Humpback whales dive into Faxaflói Bay, revealing their huge tails.
White beaked dolphins are curious of whale watching boats leaving Reykjavík.

Leave for an ocean adventure and taste the catch of the day straight from the sea. This tour is perfect for those who love fishing and wildlife.

The tour begins in the scenic harbour in downtown Reykjavík and sails into Faxaflói bay. During the trip, you will get up-close-and-personal with the marine animals living in the frigid waters off Iceland’s shores.

With fresh air in your lungs and the ocean spray on your face, there is no more enjoyable way to enjoy the unique wildlife of the North-Atlantic in its natural habitat.

Aboard the boat, you will also have the chance to enjoy the fish you catch yourself from the icy depths after a quick stop at the onboard barbecue. Things simply don’t get any fresher than that.

Fishing originated as a lifeline for the people who call this isolated island home but grew into a vibrant industry in the 1800s. With over 340 fish species having been recorded in the sea around Iceland, fishing remains a vital part of the Icelandic economy. This tour offers a unique opportunity to experience the long-standing tradition firsthand.

The crew of experienced fishermen and ocean guides will take you in the direction of Viðey island and sail around its rocky shore. Next, the boat sets sail for Hvalfjörður fjord, which means ‘Whale Fjord’.

You have a great chance of spotting minke and humpback whales, dolphins, and harbour porpoises in addition to catching fish such as cod, halibut, catfish, and haddock.

This tour provides a fantastic opportunity to learn about the North Atlantic ecosystem, sustainable fishing traditions, and enjoy the breathtaking views of Reykjavík from Faxaflói bay.

Catch the fish of the day, and witness the great whales of the deep. Check availability now by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 3,5 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Boat Trip, Fishing, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Attractions: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Snæfellsnes, Reykjanes, Hvalfjörður, Esjan, Reykjavík Harbour
Pickup information:

    Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

    • Experienced and professional guides

    • Taste of the catch of the day

    • Warm overalls!

    • Free Wi-Fi on board

    • Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities

    • Seasickness tablets available

    • Free parking in front of the boat

    What to bring:
    • We recommend wearing good footwear and warm clothing.

    Good to know:

    Please be aware that due to environmental reasons during certain times of the year our trips may be delivered on a shared boat with one of our partners. At Reykjavik Sailors we are committed to ensuring the environment is kept pristine by making sure fewer boats are on the water during slower periods.

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    No credit card fees
    No booking fees