Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour

Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour
Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour
Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour
Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour
Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour
Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour
Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour from Reykjavik Harbour
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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 your experied guide for your first tour.

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. Our designated Puffin Express boat, Old Skúli, has a shallow draft that enables us to get extra close to the islands where the puffins nest. Please note that during busy hours, other boats may be used.

You have two different choices for the whale watching tour: Classic and Express. The Classic tour is operated on one of the largest whale watching boats in Icleand, and features an educational and interactive focus on board. This tour is 3-3.5 hours in duration.  The Express tour is operated on a fast-cruising boat, which enables you to get out and back to the whale watching area much faster. This tour is 2-2.5 hours but allows you to spend the same amount of time in the whale watching area as the Classic tour. Both whale watching tours have spacious indoor and outdoor seating areas, restrooms, a cafeteria area, free Wi-Fi and thermal overalls for all passengers (including childrens sizes).

The four most common species that are seen on our whale watching tours are minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. If nothing is seen on your whale watching tour, you will get a free ticket to try again - valid indefinitely. You select your tours by choosing a time to book:

9:00 departure begins with Classic Whale Watching, followed by Puffin Express. 10:00 departure begins with Express Whale Watching, followed by Puffin Express. 12:30 departure begins with Puffin Express, followed by Whale Watching Express. Please note that these are 2 different tours and you can choose to do them at different times or dates. If you would like to split them up, please select a time and then contact the supplier directly to change it for you.

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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Unfortunately we didn’t see any whales on our tour and the sea sickness pill wore off too quickly but had a great experience with the puffin tour! We even got to see a seal!
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I had a wonderful time! The guides were all very kind and knowledgeable, and I saw a ton of puffins and whales. Thank you!
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The puffin tour was nice but honestly not worth the additional money. There were not enough binoculars for everyone. There were puffins everywhere, but they were so small and far away that we couldn't see that much (or take good photos). If we had had binoculars, this may have been better. The whale watching tour was amazing and well-done. We went at the end of May and we saw dolphins, porpoises and minke whales, among others. As a plus: there were puffins everywhere as we went to the sea and the whale watching ship came much closer to them than the puffin watching ship did. We got much more out of the whale watching tour than of the puffin watching tour. Save yourself the additional money and book the whale watching tour only.
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didnt see any whales (so sad.. :() but we saw dolphins though :) the puffins were really adorable creatures :)
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