Whale watching & Whales of Iceland

Whale watching & Whales of Iceland

11.800 ISK
Youth 7-15 years: 5.900 ISK
Kids 0-6: FREE

NOTE: You should schedule to be at our Whale Watching departure point at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure.
Tickets can be bought at the booking panel on the webpage and you also can buy tickets at our departure zones.

More information

Would you like to spend a day full of fun and suitable for the whole family? 

Then this is the Combo that fits to you, as you will be able to make a Whale Watching trip joining us in this adventure on board and feeling yourself like a sailor.

We will take you around Fáxaflói Bay to the feeding grounds where you can see Humpback whales, Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins or Harbour porpoises in their natural habitat, also, you will see the coast line of Reykjavík from a different point of view, meanwhile the guide is explaining interesting facts about these wonderful animals.

With this trip you will have the entrance to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition, where you will check, in real, how big are these mammals, as they are real scale handmade models that will make you feel that you are swimming in the ocean with them, listening them singing under the water, and also you will see how do their filters and different parts of their bodies like. So, this is a very interesting tour that can join everybody, adults and kids.

Our ship is comfortable and warm and suits very well for Whale Watching.

There are outdoor viewing platforms and a large indoor saloon with toilet facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Snacks, soft and hot drinks and alcohol beverages available on board.

We are conveniently located at the old harbour which is downtown Reykjavik. Whale Watching tours depart at 9:00 and 13:00/14:00 from Hlésgata (our office is at the waterfront).

If you don’t see a whale on the tour, you have the option to take the tour again for free. 

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

If boat tour (part of combo) is cancelled on our behalf but purchased ticket includes the admission to Whales Of Iceland Exhibition, full price for the admission will be charged and the boat tour portion of the price will be refunded.

Whales of Iceland Exhibition is just 15 min walk from city center and can be visited at anytime during opening hours.
You can prepare yourself before visiting exhibition by downloading Whales of Iceland audio guided app to your phone or just on site as we do offer free WI-FI and headphones.
Whales of Iceland Exhibition

Tour details

snowflakeSeasonAll year
clockDuration2 - 3.5 hours
steering-wheelDepartures9:00 / 13:00 - 14:00*

Whale Watching:

  • January – May & 16 September – December: 13:00
  • June – 15 September: 14:00
  • March – 15 November: 9:00

Whale Watching tour last for:
Winter – approx. 3-3,5 h
Summer (1.06-15.09) – approx. 2 – 2.5h at 9:00 & 14:00 – will be provided with the faster boat so the time on the spotting area will be the same, just sailing to that point and back to harbour would be shorter. 

Whales of Iceland Exhibition

Fiskislóð 23-25
101 Reykjavík
Open daily*:
10:00 – 17:00 
* 25th of December  – Exhibition is closed

What’s included

Whale watching:

  • Experienced, friendly and professional guides
  • Warm floatation overalls!
  • Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Seasickness tablets available
  • Sold on board: Light snacks, sandwiches, coffee, tea, beer and soft drinks
  • Pick-up and drop off available for extra charge

Whales of Iceland:

  • Free audio guides (English & German)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Headphones
  • Free app to download
  • Free coffee or tee
  • Fresh baked pastries and soup of the day can be purchased in the Café

* All of our tours are subject to weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. We reserve the right to cancel the tour due to bad weather conditions.
If there are no sightings on the tour use tour ticket to join us on the next available day.
Please check the tour status before arrival on our homepage in DAILY DIARY.

Pick up options

Please let us know if you want us to pick you up at your hotel.

  • Adults: 2.200 ISK
  • Youth 7-15 years: 1.100 ISK
  • Kids 0-6 years: FREE

Disclaimer for pick ups

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.

Pickup service is available only for the Whale Watching tour.

Pre-booked pickup service DO NOT apply to Whales of Iceland Exhibition transfer 

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