Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour

Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour
Visitors awing at the tail of a majestic humpback on a whale watching tour in Iceland.
A proud North Atlantic Puffin in Iceland with a beak full of fish, no doubt for their mate or chicks.
The Puffin is arguably the most adorable bird on Planet Earth, and thousands of them flock to Iceland each year, unafraid of human visitors to their domains.
The acrobatic Humpback Whale is known to put on a show when diving in an out of the waters of Faxaflói Bay in Iceland.
When whale watching in Iceland, the vessels can often venture incredibly close to the majestic animals that live in Faxaflói Bay.
Puffin watching in Iceland means visiting the islands of Faxaflói Bay on a small vessel, venturing close since these adorable birds are very unafraid of humans.
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Join this budget-friendly combo of both whale watching and puffin watching from Reykjavík Harbour and maximise your travel experience in Iceland. If you are a lover of wildlife and want to see Iceland’s most impressive animals without leaving the capital, this is the tour for you. 

Your adventure begins at the Old Harbour in the city centre of Reykjavík, where you will meet up with your experienced local guides and prepare for a short and scenic boat ride to the bay's islands, to feast your eyes on the adorable North Atlantic Puffin. 

Thousands of puffins migrate from the open seas to Iceland each year to nest and breed, and many are found in the water venue of your adventure, Faxaflói Bay. The drought of your boat, Skúlaskeið, is particularly shallow, enabling you to venture close enough to these beautiful, unshy seabirds to snap photos to your heart’s content. 

After returning to shore, you can have a lunch break in the city before heading back into the waters for a whale watching adventure. If you feel a tinge of seasickness, don’t worry, you can use your whale watching voucher on another day. 

You’ll choose between two different vessels, each with their own merits, depending on what kind of experience you are looking for. One boat is called Rósin, an express boat that enables you to sail with greater speed into the whale inhabited area of Faxaflói Bay. 

The other boat is Andrea, the biggest whale watching vessel in Iceland, with an educational and interactive focus perfect for families. This beautiful boat contains a cafeteria onboard, ensuring a comfortable and pleasant experience in the waters. 

The majestic water giants you can expect to see include minke and humpback whales, as well as white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. Sometimes, you are even lucky enough to spot fin whales, orcas or blue whales, the latter of which is the largest mammal on planet Earth. 

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with the beautiful animals of Iceland’s ocean waters. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Aug.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Reykjavík Harbour, Capital Region
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00, 09:00, 11:30.

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. 

Please note that the correct pickup time for the last tour is at 12:00 and not 11:30.


  • English guide

  • Puffin safari

  • Whale watch

  • Meals

What to bring:
  • Warm clothes

  • Hat and gloves

  • Sunglasses

  • Camera

Good to know:

This is a combo tour with two vouchers, one for a puffin safari and the other for whale watching via two different vessels to choose from. If you go on the morning tour, the whale watching comes before the puffin safari, but if you go on the afternoon tour, the puffin safari comes before the whale watching.

Children aged six and younger can join the whale watching free of charge.

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Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour
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