Reykjavik - Whale Watching

Come meet the gentle giants of Faxaflói Bay! Departing from Reykjavik 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 Reykjavik harbour you will have the chance to enjoy a beautiful sea view of Reykjavik 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 summer time, 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 in convenient walking distance from downtown Reykjavik. Just jump on board to enjoy this marine wildlife experience with us!


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Sep. - Dec.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Spanish, Icelandic, Danish
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Puffin, Whales of Iceland
Pickup information:
  • Starting time : 08:15, 12:15, 16:15

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.
Included:
  • 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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