Reykjavik Whales & Imagine Peace

On a whale-watching tour from Reykjavík's harbour, you can see the wealth of marine life that lives in Faxaflói Bay
The view of Reykjavík city from the Imagine Peace tower on the island of Viðey
The light from Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace tower can be seen anywhere in Reykjavík city
A whale swimming in the ocean off the shores of Reykjavík
The ocean just off the shores of Reykjavík is rich with marine life
Snow-capped mountain in the distance as a whale plays in the ocean just off the shores of Reykjavík

Come along on this fantastic combination tour of nature and culture where you spend the afternoon watching the wealth of marine life in Faxaflói Bay and visit the tiny island of Viðey in the evening to get an insight into the artwork of Yoko Ono at the Imagine Peace Tower. 

At Reykjavík's Old Harbour, you'll board a boat to sail the seas of Faxaflói Bay, where Minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and Humpback whales are a frequent visitors. You'll be provided with warm overalls and a blanket so that you can stand out on the deck, trying to spot the first of these magnificent creatures.

You could also have a seat in the indoor lounge with a warm cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the commentary and views ahead. Onboard, you will learn all about the wildlife and marine mammals of the Icelandic waters, as well as the areas surrounding the bay.

After the excursion, you will have some free time to dine or shop before heading out again for the next leg of the combination tour. Back at the Old Harbour, you will meet your guides and crew who will and take you onboard another boat where you can watch a screening of the official introduction video to the Imagine Peace Tower narrated by Yoko Ono herself. 

The Imagine Peace Tower is situated on the nearby island of Viðey, and it only takes several minutes to get there by boat. The tour takes you into the mysterious and wonderful world of calm and serenity. 

Walk over to Yoko Ono's Imagine Peace Tower and get acquainted with the artwork and the history of the piece and why this particular island of this specific country was chosen to host this pillar of light. The light from the tower can be seen from anywhere within the Reykjavík city on a dark evening, but it is best explored up close.

Under the right conditions, the Northern Lights can even be spotted! Your guide can help you set up your camera gear if you are interested in photographing the vast starry sky, the Peace Tower or Northern Lights.

Immerse yourself in art, history, culture and nature on this fantastic tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - Dec.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Northern lights hunting, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Spanish, German, Icelandic, French, Italian
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Hallgrímskirkja, Viðey, Sun Voyager, Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Imagine peace tower
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 12:15

Pickup is for whale watching starts at 12:15. 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.

You will be dropped off at your hotel or at the designated drop-off area after the Imagine Peace Tower tour in the evening.

  • Use of warm overalls

  • Crampons (if needed)

  • Excellent guidance

  • 3 hr. Whale Watching

  • 2 hr. Imagine Peace tour

  • Refreshments

  • Pickup

What to bring:
  • Warm clothing

  • Sturdy shoes

Good to know:

This is an outdoor tour situated on an island in the North Atlantic. Please dress warm and be prepared for all weather conditions. You may need to climb stairs or steep hills.

As the weather in Iceland is unpredictable, these tours are subject to good conditions


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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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