Whale watching excursion from Reykjavik
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    English, German, Spanish
  • Duration
    3 hrs
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Get ready to get up close and personal with some of the world's biggest mammals, Reykjavik Sailors will take you on whale watching trip you'll remember forever!

This is the one of the most spectacular experience Iceland has to offer! A whale watching expedition will give you the unique opportunity of fulfilling your dream of seeing whales from a close range!Reykjavik Sailors will do everything in their hands to make this a lifetime experience for you!

Humpback whales usually make their appearance from April to August, yet the crew offers trips all the year around. During this amazing trips, you'll be able to see a variety of whales by the coast, from the Minke and Humpback whales to White Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises.

Even if you come in the so-called low season, the ocean has always something to offer that will surprise you! You'll come across different aquatic species while enjoying the splendid scenery around the coast of Iceland. Reykjavik Sailors' ship is very comfortable and warm, which makes it perfect for whale watching. Snacks, sandwiches, hot beverages, beer, and soft drinks available on board. There also is free Wi-Fi.

minimum 1 y/o
Starting time: 9:00 am, 1:00 pm,
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Activity requirements

All minors must have authorization from their parents.

Special terms

Please be aware that due to environmental reasons during certain times of the year the trips may be delivered on a shared boat with one of the provider's partners. At Reykjavik Sailors, the team is committed to ensuring the environment is kept pristine by making sure fewer boats are on the water during slower periods.

All excursions are subject to weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. If there are no sightings on the tour, you'll be able to use your ticket to join the next available trip.

Pick-ups must be booked with a minimum of one hour before the tours departure time, all pick-ups booked after that will be discarded.

You should schedule to be at the departure point at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure.

Please contact your instructor in the morning before your activity to check on the tour status.

  • Guide
  • Life vest and overalls
  • Seasickness tablets
  • Snacks, sandwiches, hot drinks, beer and soft drinks available on board
  • Pick up (2.200 ISK Adults and 1.100 ISK Teens from 7 to 15 years old)
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm clothes
  • Photo/ video camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Suncreen
Meeting point
Reykjavik Sailors: Hlésgata Vesturbugt E101, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland Get directions


Average rating
4 / 5
Very good
Lots of whales
  • 5 / 5

Whale watching

Good Trip !!!
  • 5 / 5

Good day on the boat.

Great tour
  • 3 / 5

Was very good. Due to bad weather we didn’t see any whales etc. The offered everybody on the shop to book a free tour. This offer never expires. We booked a new tour (a week later.) Now we had nice weather and did see whales and dolphin’s. Great

Great tour
  • 5 / 5

Looking for whales

  • 5 / 5

Whale watching

Au rendez-vous une prochaine fois
  • 5 / 5

Bonne balade en mer, personnel attentif et aux petits soins de ses passagers. Malheureusement pas de baleines ce jour là mais c'est une raison pour revenir en Islande une autre fois.

  • 4 / 5

Was fun. Sad we didn't see many whales up close though.

Wale watching
  • 4 / 5

Brilliant guide, great boat, skillful captain. However no one serving at the bar and the waterproof suits were a bit worn and smelly.

Whale watching
  • 3 / 5

Whale watching

Highly Recomended
  • 5 / 5

The captain stopped the boat when the whale was near to us, trying to follow slowly the animal

Would do it again!
  • 4 / 5

We saw humpbackwhales and even Somerset orcas! I loved the tour! Unfortunatly we had to do a 1h bustrip in a very crowded bus from the harbor to the actual boat. That was the only negative point.

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