Stand on the deck of your boat and look for creatures of the deep to break the surface, whether it’s the frolicsome White-Beaked Dolphin or the majestic Humpback Whale.
Approx. 3 hoursStart time
Tour at 9:00am: 01 Feb - 30 Nov
Tour at 1:00pm: All Year
Tour at 5:00pm: 01 Jun - 31 Aug
Your hotel or guesthouse in Reykjavik.
(Please mention your hotel / guesthouse details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop.
Alternate meeting point: You can meet the tour directly at the old harbour in Reykjavik, please arrive there at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure of the tour.
At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel/guest house depending on the route and traffic restrictions in Reykjavik
You will be picked up by bus from your hotel in Reykjavik, where you’ll meet your English-speaking guide, who will help you spot the whales of Faxaflói Bay.
Your bus will take you to Reykjavik harbor. Board a boat bound for Faxaflói Bay, where all nature of magnificent marine life inhabit the blue-green waters. The area is home to a unique variety of the Minke Whale, the Humpback, the Harbor Porpoise, and the White-Beaked Dolphin.
Scan the horizon for massive and incomparable whales, which epitomize poetry in motion when they arch themselves up from the water to breach. Hopefully you’ll see dolphins and porpoises dallying playfully by the side of the boat.
Keep one eye trained on the wide waters, and another on the sky, as the Puffin, Arctic Tern, Gannet, and many varieties of Gull dance among the clouds.
Return to Reykjavik Harbor and explore the Whale Exhibition Room, where you’ll learn about the biology of whales and other mysteries of the depths. The exhibition room is situated in an old capelin-fishing vessel, Filfil, which rests in the harbor.
Hotel dropoff may not be directly in front of the hotel, depending on the route and traffic restrictions.
Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Hotel drop-off may not be directly in front of the hotel, it will depend on the route and traffic restrictions.
Pickup from hotels, guesthouses and bus stops starts 45 minutes before tour departs.
Pick-up services not provided from private addresses.
Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop. Viewing of whales is never 100% guaranteed however our local partner's expertise affords you the best possible chance.
Fab tour with knowledgeable guides....Laura Allen, United Kingdom, 14/May/2018
A must do when in Iceland - the boat trip was amazing. sadly we were charged for a hotel pickup to take us to and from the boat - we did not know our hotel was located round...Ishbel Cooke, United Kingdom, 14/Dec/2017
We were out longer than expected looking out for Whales, unfortunately none were seen. However the crew never gave up and ended up staying out longer and I'm glad they did. Just...Armando G Caldarello, United Kingdom, 14/Dec/2016
Good informative guide, sadly after three and a half hours all we had seen was two seagulls. That's nature for you, cannot guarantee you will see anything. Free tour if we return within two years.