Whale Watching & ATV Tour from Reykjavik

Minke Whales are the most frequently seen whale in Iceland.
Snæfellsjökull glacier, over 100 km away, can be seen on clear days from the Reykjanes Peninsula.
Minke Whales in Faxaflói Bay usually show little more than their back, but occasionally spy-hop and breach.
Harbour porpoises surfacing in the glassy waters of Faxaflói Bay.
A Minke Whale leaping clear of the waters around Iceland.
The tail flukes of Humpback Whales are like human fingerprints; all are unique.

Jump on this tour and combine speed on land with action on the high seas. This whale watching and ATV adventure is perfect for those who want to feel the wind on their faces while being surrounded by awe-inspiring nature.

You will be picked up from Reykjavík by a shuttle bus in the morning of your excursion, and be brought to the ATV base camp in Úlfarsárdalur on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Here, friendly and experienced guides will introduce you to your vehicle, equipment, and the safety rules.

Please note that you need a valid driver's licence on hand to be able to operate an ATV, but non-drivers and children can ride as passengers. ATVs are shared by two people, but you can have your own if you specify that you would like one while booking.

For approximately one hour, you will shoot across Iceland's spectacular landscapes. The Reykjanes Peninsula is renowned for its lava landscapes, conic volcanoes, dramatic coasts and geothermal areas, making your quad-biking adventure as beautiful as it is exhilarating.

After the tour, you will be driven to Reykjavík's Old Harbour for your whale watch.

Faxaflói Bay, which sits by the capital, is renowned for its bountiful waters. Over twenty species of whale, dolphin and porpoise swim here, most commonly Minke Whales, Humpback Whales and White-Beaked Dolphins. Due to this diversity, no tour is ever the same. There is also a wealth of birdlife, which in the heights of summer includes puffins.

Guides on board will keep a keen eye out for cetaceans, telling you about each species as well as the spectacular surrounding nature. If you are not lucky enough to see a marine mammal, you will be permitted to join another whale watch until you do.

Enjoy Iceland by ATV and boat with this exciting combination. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Dec.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: ATV, Whale Watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 6 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Reykjanes, Reykjavík Harbour, Capital Region
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 10:00

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.
  • Guided tours in English

  • Transfers to and from your hotel

  • All necessary equipment for ATV bikes

  • Overalls to wear on both tours

What to bring:
  • Valid driver's license

  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking

  • Warm clothing and outerwear suited to rainy or chilly weather

Good to know:

The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.

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GENERAL: These terms apply to purchases of service(s) from the web address www.elding.is, which is run by Elding Whale Watching. The terms identify on the one hand Elding’s rights and duties and on the other the service buyer’s rights and duties. All communication regarding reservation of services, changes and cancellations shall be in writing and may be sent using e-mail or fax, or through the postal service, if time permits.

ONLINE: Service buyers can book all Elding Whale Watching’s tours until 1 hour prior to the scheduled departure. When booking a tour online, a confirmation and booking number will be sent to the e-mail provided in the booking process stating departure time and date. Paying online entitles service buyers to a 5% discount. Upon receipt of full payment, a service voucher will be sent to the e-mail provided in the booking process stating departure time and date. It is the service buyer’s responsibility to safeguard the voucher and present it to the relevant service partner as payment for each service rendered.*Please make sure that you fill in correctly all the specific fields.

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CHANGE OF RESERVATION: If you need to make changes to your reservation we ask you to send us a notification as soon as possible, and not later than 12 hours before departure. Changes received less than 12 hours before departure may be subject to levy according to Elding Whale Watching’s current tariffs and the policy of our service partners.

CANCELLATION POLICY: For cancellations we ask you to send us a notification as soon as possible, and not later than 24 hours before departure in order to receive a full refund. In case of cancellation on our behalf we notify you with as much notice as possible using the contact details provided in the booking process and naturally refund the tour price.

VALIDITY OF PRICES: All rates quoted are based on current purchasing prices in Iceland. Elding Whale Watching reserves the right to increase prices already quoted or published in our price lists without notice in the event of currency fluctuation, government taxes, or any other cost increases that are outside our control. Any eventual changes in rates will not be made with less then 4 weeks’ notice before scheduled departure.

CHILDREN: Discounts for children are subject to the nature of the services and our service partners terms.

TOUR DEPARTURE: All our tours start from Reykjavík’s old harbour. The departure time is indicated on your confirmation/voucher. It is the service buyer’s responsibility to arrive at our tour office in time to check in and to board the boat.

LIABILITY: Elding Whale Watching reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables, change or cancel tour dates should the necessity arise, including irregularities due to adverse weather. The tours are run in wild nature and we can never guarantee sightings on a particular tour. In the unlikely event that no whales or dolphins are spotted during the tour we do not refund the tour price but offer a complimentary whale watching tour valid for two years. The estimated duration of tours are standard times and can change according to sea conditions. All activities are undertaken entirely at clients own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Elding Whale Watching guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All tours and outdoor activities carry inherent risks and Elding Whale Watching does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions or are caused by factors outside of human control (Force majeure). Elding Whale watching, it’s managers and staff accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage of passenger’s property on our boats. With the purchase of your trip you agree to these conditions, understand its implications and accept responsibility for your participation during your tour.

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Whale Watching & ATV Tour from Reykjavik

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