Whale Watching

9.900 ISK
Youth 7-15 years: 4.950 ISK
Kids 0-6: FREE

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NOTE: You should schedule to be at our 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.

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Experience the best Iceland has to offer with spectacular whale watching opportunities.

Our tours are a unique experience and we do our best to make this a lifetime experience for you.

All the year around you’ll be able to see a variety of whales by the coast, from the Minke, Humpback and Killer whales to White Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises. The high peak season for whale watching is from April to October, but of course the ocean is always full of adventures. You can see all the other aquatic species, all sorts of wildlife and at the same time enjoy the splendid scenery around the coast of Iceland.

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. Those who want to visit the captain are welcome to do so.

Sandwiches, snacks, coffee, tea, beer and soft drinks available on board. There also is free Wi-Fi 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 Old Harbour in Reykjavik (our office is at the waterfront).

 If you don’t see a whale, 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 during slower periods.

Please note: Whale Watching is a natural activity governed by the laws of the weather. If the trip is cancelled due to bad weather, the Whale Watching ticket will be refunded if you didn’t join the tour before.

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.

What’s included

  • Experienced, friendly and professional guides
  • Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Warm floatation overalls
  • Seasickness tablets available
  • Sold on board: Light snacks, sandwiches, coffee, tea, beer and soft drinks.

* 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 tour departure time, all pick-ups booked after that will be discarded.

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