Don't 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, travelers who hold a deep passion for the ocean, the environment, and wildlife.
Your tour will begin either by being picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavík or by meeting the operator down at the central Old Harbour. Here, you will board your modernized 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 Iceland's coastal waters, 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 harbor 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 characterize 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.
For those who also buy our Private South Iceland Tour or Golden Circle Tour in May or June, we offer free airport transfers on the way home. You have to send us information about when you fly from Iceland and your flight number.