Midnight Sun Whale Watching from Reykjavik

Midnight Sun Whale Watching from Reykjavik
A whale takes a dive and you can see its tail fin sink away from the sky coloured by the Midnight Sun.
The Icelandic summer is perfect for whale watching as the longer hours of sunlight allow you more time to spot a whale.
Whales are playful creatures and many inhabit the nutrient rich shores around Iceland.
The Midnight Sun in Iceland colours the sky beautiful colours which reflect off of the sea's surface.
Your expert whale watching guide will point out any cetacean species they spot for your pleasure.
Not only is this tour a great oppportunity to spot whales but it's also a fantastic chance to get onto the sea and see Iceland from another perspective.

Cruise away from Reykjavík‘s Old Harbour out into the waters of Faxaflói Bay on this spectacular Midnight Sun whale watching expedition. This tour is perfect for those who would like to get up close to the gentle giants of the ocean while making the most of Iceland's long summer days.

Iceland has nearly 24-hours of daylight during the peak summer months which allows for some fantastic evening whale watching: This is a unique experience you won‘t want to miss!

Your adventure begins as you board the boat, Rósin, at Reykjavík's pretty Old Harbour. Thermal overalls are available onboard to ensure that you stay warm and dry during your whale watching tour.

Rósin has two restrooms on board, indoor and outdoor seating areas, free Wi-Fi and a snack bar on board for your comfort.

As you sail out to sea, your guide will go over all of the necessary safety information, and then it‘s out to the feeding grounds! There is something extra special about watching whales while surrounded by the glow of the evening sun, reflecting off of the waters around you.

The four most common species that are seen on these tours are humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, minke whales and harbour porpoises. 

The tour departs at 21:00 (9 PM) and returns just before midnight, allowing plenty of time to search for the whales in the feeding grounds with your expert guide. This is an express whale watching tour on a boat that was custom built for whale watching in Iceland.

Please note that transfers are not available for this tour, but your crew will be happy to assist you in organising a taxi back to your hotel if you are not staying in the downtown area.

Make the most of Iceland's Midnight Sun and get to know Iceland's whales out in the wild. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Jun. - Jul.
  • Duration: 2,5 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Boat Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Faxaflói, Special Tours
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 21:00.

Aegisgardur 13, 101 Reykjavík

Please make your way to the pick-up location on your voucher (Aegisgardur 13, 101 Reykjavík) at least 15 minutes before departure.

  • Guided boat tour

  • Warm overalls provided for your comfort & safety (overalls are also available in children’s sizes)

  • Wi-Fi & snack bar on board

  • WCs on board

  • Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings!

  • Food and drink (available for purchase on board)

  • Transfers

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes & sensible shoes

Good to know:

Please note that transfers are not available for this tour, but our crew is happy to assist in ordering a taxi for you to return to your hotel if you are located outside of the city center.

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Free cancellation
No credit card fees
No booking fees