Reykjavik - Whale Watching

The whale watching vessels are large, providing numerous spots from where to gain a perspective of these huge and majestic creatures.
Whale watching also provides the opportunity to spot numerous seabirds, a huge bonus for passionate twitchers.
Go Whale Watching in comfort with the luxurious on-board amenities.
Dolphins and porpoise are a common sight in the waters of Faxaflói Bay.
Whale Watching vessels allow you to get up close and personal with these majestic animals.
The distinctive whale tail, the sight everyone on board is hoping for!

Come meet the gentle giants of Faxaflói Bay! Departing from Reykjavík old harbour, this roughly three-hour tour takes you out cruising through prime whale watching areas in first-class comfort on board The Ambassador; a fast, stable and safe whale watching boat.

Leaving Reykjavík harbour you will have the chance to enjoy a beautiful sea view of Reykjavík city including one of its most famous landmarks: Harpa concert hall and conference centre. On our way from the harbour, we will sail past Engey and Viðey islands as well as Esja mountain, providing you with beautiful views.

As soon as we leave the harbour area we will start looking for whales and dolphins. Especially during the summertime, Faxaflói Bay is full of marine wildlife, including many species of whales and dolphins as well as numerous seabirds. The most common sightings are minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales. During the summer, we also often spot puffins on our tours.

Our knowledgeable guides will provide you with the full whale watching and wildlife experience, explaining all the sights, the bay‘s ecosystem, history and folklore. They are always happy to chat with you, answer your questions and make your tour special. You might even take your chance and visit the captain for a quick chat and explanation of navigation at sea.

Our whale watching boat, the Ambassador, was built in Germany in 1971 and served as a police boat for 23 years. When we acquired it, we customized it with additional viewing platforms for whale watching. It is equipped with plenty of comfortable seating, both inside and outside, as well as a small bar to make your tour especially enjoyable.

This tour is the perfect tour for travellers in Reykjavik. We are located right in the old harbour area, which is within convenient walking distance from downtown Reykjavík. Just jump on board to enjoy this marine wildlife experience with us! Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: December
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Icelandic, Danish
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Whales of Iceland
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 12:15

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. You can also choose to meet us on location at Reykjavík Old Harbour.
  • Free parking on site

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Heated indoor cabin with toilet facilities

  • Free use of raincoats on board

  • Local knowledge and professional guidence

  • Hotel pickup

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Warm clothes

Good to know:

We provide a warm indoor cabin and raincoats, but we prefer bringing warm clothes and a good mood.


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Free cancellation
No credit card fees
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Reykjavik - Whale Watching

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