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  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Moderate
  • eTicket

  • Meet on location
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Please note: This tour does not include hotel pick up and drop off service. This means that you will have to arrange your own transfers to reach the designated meeting point and start the tour. Meeting point: Elding ticket office, AEgisgardur 5, Reykjavík, 101

An exhilarating premium tour starting from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík every day from 1 April to 31 October. This is a small group tour with only 12 passengers per boat, specially trained crew and certified RIB captain.

 Our specially engineered RIB boats get you closer and faster to the whales and puffins than our bigger boats. These stable and safe boats also allow us to search for a bigger area, thus increasing your likelihood of viewing the whales, dolphins and birdlife. 

This fantastic whale watching tour starts from the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík. First, we ride out to one of three islands close to the harbour and check out the breeding puffins (season 15 May - 15 August). 

Next, we head out further in search of whales and dolphins. Seeing the wildlife as up close as you can from our RIB boats is a once in a lifetime adventure and experience. 

After exploring the wonders of the sea we sail back to Reykjavík, where we will ride along the city shoreline. Along the coast, we will have views of the city from a unique angle, Sólfarið Viking ship sculpture and mesmerising Harpa Concert Hall.


Puffin island

A quick stop by one of three islands /breeding colonies to have a look at nesting puffins.

First we make a quick stop at one of three puffin colonies situated on islands close to Reykjavík. We don't go off on the islands but try and get as close as possible without disturbing any natural behaviour or interfering with the nesting birds.


Exhilarating and mesmerising boat ride into Faxaflói bay in search for whales and other wildlife.

2 hr. whale watching in Faxaflói bay, looking out for minke whales, humpback whales, dolphins and porpoises. If we're lucky we might even spot other bigger whales! The landscape surrounding the bay makes the experience so much more unique!

Harpa & Reykjavík

A city view from sea is unlike no other. We sail by Sólfarið viking ship sculpture and look at Harpa Concert Hall from the 'other side'.

We zoom along Sæbraut and view Sólfarið viking ship sculpture and Harpa concert hall from a different angle. Don't forget to take in the city view as it looks completely different from sea!

What's included

  • Warm overalls
  • Protective goggles
  • Life vests
  • Free visit to Wildlife Exhibit
  • Whale watching
  • Puffin watching (May - August)
  • City views from sea

What's excluded

  • Pickup (not available for this tour)
  • Refreshments
  • WC facilities onboard (available at our office)

What do I need to bring

  • Sturdy footwear 
  • Warm clothing (thermals, hat, scarf and gloves)

Important information

Participants must be older than 10 years or at least 145 cm. to participate.

It is always colder on the water than on land so dress warmly and wear the provided warm overalls at all times. For optimal viewing and a more enjoyable cruise this tour is weather dependent. We recommend wearing good sturdy footwear. 

We abide by a Code of Conduct for responsible whale watching, thus each encounter is on the animals terms and distance may be kept to minimise disturbance.



Guided Language

  • English


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