Wildlife Tours

Wildlife Tours

Discover the wildlife of Iceland on these fun tours and packages. Wild animals in Iceland are puffins, whales, orcas, and dolphins. You can also see seals, foxes, and reindeer. Compare now the largest selection of wildlife trips in Iceland.

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What are the top three wildlife tours in Iceland?

One of the best wildlife tours in Iceland is a three-hour whale-watching boat tour with a transfer from Reykjavik’s Old Harbour, rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 206 travelers. This tour costs around 109 USD.

Another top-rated wildlife tour in Iceland is a traditional whale-watching boat tour from Husavik, with an average of 4.4 stars by 138 travelers. This tour costs approximately 82 USD.

This wildlife tour in Iceland is an affordable two-hour whale watching tour with a transfer from Reykjavik, rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 82 travelers. This experience costs about 94 USD.

What is the cheapest wildlife tour in Iceland?

One of the cheapest wildlife tours in Iceland is this puffin-spotting tour from Reykjavik. This one-hour tour costs about 65 USD and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 33 travelers.

Another cheap wildlife tour in Iceland is this whale watching tour in Breidafjordur Bay on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. This tour costs about 79 USD and is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 44 travelers.

Alternatively, this affordable wildlife tour in Iceland includes 8 hours of horseback riding and whale watching with a transfer from Reykjavik. This small-group tour costs about 201 USD and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15 travelers.

Do wildlife tours in Iceland offer hotel pick-up?

Some wildlife tours in Iceland offer hotel pick-up. Whether the tour includes this or not will depend on which tour you choose. If you have selected a wildlife tour with hotel pick up then you will be picked up from your hotel. Hotel pick-up is a very convenient option which can save you time. Hotel pick-up is especially useful if you are on a day tour that starts early in the morning. This scenic eight-hour horse riding and whale watching day tour include hotel pick up. Other wildlife tours offer pick-up from well-known pick-up points in popular cities and towns like Reykjavik or Akureyri. These pick-up points are often conveniently located and easy to find from your accommodation. For example, one of the pick-up points is Reykjavik’s Old Harbour.

When do wildlife tours in Iceland usually start?

What time the wildlife tour starts will depend on which tour you choose. Wildlife tours in Iceland can often start in the morning. This gives you the best chance of seeing the wildlife as well as plenty of time to enjoy the tour. This scenic four-day guided tour of the complete Ring Road of Iceland with Jokulsarlon and Myvatn starts at 8:30 am. This remote five-day hiking tour in Iceland’s Borgarfjordur Eystri with puffin watching and folklore starts a little bit later at 10:00 am. Please check the tour description to see what time the tour will start and if the start time is convenient for you.



How long is the average wildlife tour?

The length of a wildlife tour in Iceland will depend on which tour you decide to book. You can choose from wildlife day tours which last for a number of hours or a multi-day tour which lasts several days. A multi-day wildlife tour can cover your whole vacation in Iceland. Multi-day tours often include transport, accommodation, and activities. Multi-day wildlife tours can be between two days and 11 days. They can give you opportunities to see a number of different wild animals in Iceland. Wildlife day tours can last between one hour and 10.5 hours. You can fit these wildlife day tours around other activities that you may have planned for your trip to Iceland.

Do I get dropped off at my hotel after my wildlife tour?

Some wildlife tours offer hotel pick-up/drop-off. This will depend on which wildlife tour you choose. If you choose a wildlife tour that includes hotel pick-up then you will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel. If you choose a wildlife day tour that starts early in the morning and finishes late in the evening then hotel pick-up can be a very convenient option. It will save you time as you do not need to travel to another pick-up point. Hotel pick-up can also be added to a number of wildlife tours if it is not included in the original fee. Hotel pick-up can be added to the lava tunnel and whale watching tour, for example. Please note that there will be an additional charge for this.

Is lunch usually included in wildlife tours?

Lunch may be included in some wildlife day tours. This will depend on which specific wildlife tour you decide to book. You should check the tour description before you book to see if lunch is included. If lunch is not included in the wildlife tour then you will be able to bring a packed lunch. You may also have the opportunity to buy lunch from a local cafe or restaurant. On some tours, there will be lunch stops and coffee breaks where you can get a hot drink. This horseback riding and whale watching tour include a light lunch at the horse farm.

What is a wildlife tour in Iceland?

Wildlife tours are tours that give you the opportunity to spot wild animals in their natural habitat in Iceland. These fun tours can either be day trips or multi-day trips. Wild animals that you may be able to spot in Iceland include puffins, whales (including orcas), dolphins, reindeer, seals, and foxes. These wildlife tours include whale watching, puffin watching, and dolphin watching boat trips. Sometimes these trips may also be combined with a northern lights tour. This means that you can tick off two Iceland experiences in one trip. On the guided wildlife tours, our experienced and knowledgeable guides will take you to the best places to view wild animals.

Will I see an arctic fox on a wildlife tour in Iceland?

Most likely not. Arctic foxes are reserved and generally stay away from people. Despite being the first mammals in Iceland, even predating humans, spotting one in the wild is quite rare.

Will I learn about the animals on my wildlife tour in Iceland?

Yes, most definitely. Wildlife tours are operated by experienced, knowledgeable and qualified nature guides who will eagerly share interesting information about Icelandic wildlife throughout the trip.