Extraordinary Whale Watching Tour and Whales of Iceland Exhibition from Reykjavik

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Geirsgata 11, Reykjavík, Iceland
3,5 hours
All year
Minimum age


See whales up close and learn more about them during this Reykjavik whale-watching tour and the Whales of Iceland exhibition. Those who love the sea and aquatic animals, especially whales, will find this tour combo perfect. 

The whale-watching tour begins at Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. You will board your boat before setting out from the beautiful cityscape.

While sailing into Faxafloi bay, you will witness many spectacular views. On a bright day, you may even see the Snaefellsjokull stratovolcano and other mountains surrounding the bay. The area is also known for its thriving bird life, where you have the chance to see puffins. 

You can enjoy whale watching all year round, but the best season to spot whales is during summer. In summertime, common whale species you may see include minke and humpback whales. Meanwhile, white-beaked dolphins and porpoises are present all year round. 

The whale-watching tour lasts between two to three and a half hours. At any time, be sure to have your camera ready to capture photos of whales when they emerge from the waters.

In case the tour gets canceled or there are no sightings of whales, you can are welcome to join again until you see them.

Your tour package includes a ticket to see the Whales of Iceland exhibition for an hour. The exhibition site is less than a mile away, north of the Old Harbour.  

The exhibition consists of 23 life-sized whale models of different species, such as sperm and blue whales. The museum also uses interactive means to educate visitors, from informative videos and stands to soothing whale sounds. 

One of the latest addition to the exhibition is the Fin Whale Room. The room highlights the main issues marine animals are experiencing today. It also offers possible solutions to lessen the threat these animals are experiencing. 

A live-guided tour is free for all ticket holders between 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Meanwhile, you may use an audio guide with 12 languages if you want to explore independently. These languages include English, Spanish, and Chinese. 

The Whales of Iceland exhibition is based on updated scientific data. Thus, you can be sure to learn recent information on the world's marine life, especially in Iceland.

Embark on a quest to see the majestic whales of Iceland up close and then learn more about them in the museum on this tour from Reykjavik. Check availability now by choosing a date. 

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Experienced and professional guides
Free ticket to join again in case of no sightings
Warm flotation overalls
Free Wi-Fi on board
Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
Complimentary seasickness tablets
Ticket for Whales of Iceland Exhibition


Whale Watching
Boat Trip
Bird watching

What to bring

Good footwear
Warm clothing

Good to know

- Please be at the meeting point at least 30 minutes before departure.

- Please check your email before the tour as all important daily information will be sent via email.

- If there are no sightings on the tour, you can use your ticket number to reschedule your reservation and join another tour for free.

- All tours are subject to weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

- Your tour provider reserves the right to cancel the tour due to bad weather conditions and you will be notified as soon as possible if this occurs. Please note that in case of cancellation of the whale watching tour, the price of the entire ticket will not be refunded, only the whale watching part. The ticket to the museum is open, meaning you can freely choose when you want to go. This does not have to happen on the same day that your whale watching tour is scheduled.

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