Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour

A dolphin leaping from the water's surface off the coast of Iceland.
Puffins nest in a number of locations in Iceland, some of which are right by Reykjavík City.
A minke whale, one of the most common sightings on whale watching tours.
A personal encounter with a whale is an unforgettable experience.
A North Atlantic puffin skirting across the water surface.
A large humpback whale breaking acrobatically from the ocean.

Collect new life-lasting memories in Iceland by joining this whale and puffin watching adventure from Reykjavík. This tour should not be missed by any lovers of wildlife that are willing to take a picturesque boat ride to the open waters of Faxaflói Bay. 

Your excursion begins as you meet with your friendly local guides at the Old Harbour in Reykjavík’s city centre. There, you will board the vessel of your venture, and embark on a boat ride out to Faxaflói bay to witness the teeming wildlife of the coast. 

You’ll be sailing towards three idyllic islands in the scenic bay, being the location of prime breeding grounds for the adorable North Atlantic puffin. Seeing these cute creatures up close is unforgettable, as you’ll no doubt fall in love with their colourful beaks and smiling eyes. 

In addition to the puffins, avid bird watchers will be thrilled to find out that many other species inhabit these islands and the water around them, including Eider ducks, Arctic terns, Guillemots and Cormorants. If the weather is still enough, your captain might even turn off the boat engine so you can enjoy listening to the unique songs of these stunning seabirds. 

Returning to dock at the harbour, you’ll get some free time to find your footing on land, exploring either the charming Old Harbour or the nearby city centre, before boarding another vessel and heading out for the whale watching segment of the tour. 

During your second adventure of the day, you can expect to see the likes of Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoises, and sometimes even the enormous Humpbacks or Orcas. All these water giants belong to the most majestic animal species on the planet, and seeing them up-close is an unforgettable experience. 

The puffin watching boat trip takes approximately one hour, while the whale watching lasts around three hours. Both experiences should leave you reeling with your love for nature, and don’t forget your camera for all the amazing wildlife photo opportunities. 

Secure your spot now on this fantastic combo-tour and get to know the animals of Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Aug.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Activities: Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Bird watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Lundey, Engey, Reykjavík Harbour
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 08:00 12:00,

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.
  • English guide

  • Whale watching tour on a big boat

  • Puffin safari on a smaller boat

  • Free WiFi onboard whale watching boat

  • Pickup (can be booked extra)

  • Meals

What to bring:
  • Sturdy shoes

  • Appropriate clothing

  • Camera

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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.

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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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Whales & Puffins | Combo Tour

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