Whale Watching Tour Off Reykjavik's Faxafloi Bay

Whale Watching Tour Off Reykjavik's Faxafloi Bay
You will be picked up from your accommodation in a modern, comfy vehicle, ensuring that VIP treatment as you head to the harbour.
Alongisde cetaceans, there is a good chance of spotting some common Icelandic seabirds, such as the Puffin.
Puffins are instantly recognisable thanks to their stocky physique, black and white shade and large, colourful beaks.
Humpback whales are just one out of twenty different species that live in the coastal waters around Iceland.
Whale watching vessels get you up close and personal to these gentle giants; sometimes, they'll even be curious enough to come up to the boat itself.
You can identify a whale species by its colouring, size, dorsal fin and spout.

Dont miss out on your opportunity to get up close and personal with the gentle giants living in Iceland's coastal waters with this thrilling Whale Watching tour in Faxaflói Bay, just off the coast of Reykjavík. This is a fantastic opportunity for the whole family and, in particular, travellers who hold a deep passion for the ocean, the environment and wildlife.

Your tour will begin either being picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík or, alternatively, by meeting the operator down at the central Old Harbour. Here, you will board your modernised and safe-to-sail whale watching vessel—the crew will provide warm overalls as added thermal protection and there is free WiFi on board for all passengers. Where you choose to position yourself on the boat is entirely up to you.

The Icelandic coastal waters are rich with life, and that's never been truer than when talking about whales. There are over twenty different cetacean species that live in the coastal waters of Iceland, the most common of which are Humpback and Minke whales.

However, there is always the chance to see rarer animals, such as Orcas, Blue Whales and even Fin Whales. Thankfully, Whale Watching operators in Iceland have a 98% success rate, meaning that the chances of you seeing nothing are all but impossible.

Aside from the whales, guests on this tour have the chance to see countless seabirds such as Arctic Terns, Guillemots and Skuas, as well as harbour porpoises and dolphins. Asides from the wildlife, you will also be blessed with staggering and awe-inspiring views of the surrounding area, be it Reykjavík in the distance, or the rugged fjords that so characterise the south-western coastline.

So what are you waiting for, sailor? Hurry now and you to can experience the joys of Whale Watching off Reykjavík's Faxaflói Bay. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Boat Trip, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Hvalfjörður, Whales of Iceland
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:15. 12:15,

Your journey starts with a personal meet & greet at your accommodation place. We will be able for immediate departure once you are ready.

  • Pick up and drop off.

  • Guided whale watching tour.

  • Warm overalls provided on board.

  • Free Wi-Fi on board.

  • Free Admission to Whales of Iceland Exhibition.

  • Food and drinks

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Your Camera

Good to know:

Please note that for your enjoyment and pleasure, this tour is subject to weather, conditions and visibility. Therefore the tour could get cancelled on short notice. In this case we will contact you with as much notice as possible with the information provided in the booking process.

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