Whales & FlyOver

13.500 ISK
Teenagers 13-15 years 8.900 ISK
Youth 7-12 years 6.750 ISK
Kids 5-6 years 2.245 ISK

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

Magnify your experience with a combo tour! Take a boat tour to see the whales in their natural habitat and the same day visit FlyOver Iceland and see whole Iceland from every possible perspective.

Whale watching tour starts at 9:00 and 13:00/14:00* and will last for two up to three and a half hours.

We sail into Faxafloi bay in search of Minke and Humpback whales, Dolphins and Harbor porpoises. On this tour you will also experience the spectacular views of the mountains and islands around Reykjavik as well as the wonderful bird life. On board we have warm overalls, heated spacious indoor cabins, a nice bar and free wi-fi.  You can relax in a nice atmosphere in our warm overalls and enjoy snacks and refreshments available on board.  

With this trip you will have the entrance to FlyOver Iceland: the ultimate simulation flying ride over Iceland. Enjoy a virtual flight ride experience. A breathtaking flight ride across Iceland’s spectacular natural wonders and sites, accompanied by motion, wind, sound and scents to make you feel like you’re truly flying. 

FlyOver Iceland

FlyOver Iceland utilizes state-of-the-art technology to give you the feeling of flight. You will hang suspended, feet dangling, before a 20-meter spherical screen while our film whisks you away on an exhilarating journey across Iceland. Special effects, including wind, mist and scents, combine with the ride’s motion to create an unforgettable experience.

Before the flight-ride experience, our pre-ride shows explore the roles of nature, time and humankind on this remarkable island. From volcanoes and glaciers to Vikings, trolls and more, it’s a powerful experience. Before your flight begins, you’ll be immersed in the magic of Iceland. Our flight guides and resident troll Sú Vitra will lead you through two unique adventures that’ll ignite your imagination with stories of Iceland, its people and the natural forces at work.

FlyOver Iceland rides commence approximately every 15 to 20 minutes during operating hours. The total experience will take approximately 35 minutes, including the 8.5 minutes you’ll spend on the Ultimate Flying Ride.

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 Whale Watching 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 is refunded if this tour was not joined before.

If boat tour (part of combo) is cancelled on our behalf but purchased ticket includes the admission to FlyOver Iceland, full price for the following admission will be charged and difference in prices will be refunded. 


Tour details

snowflakeSeasonAll year
clockDuration4,5 hours
steering-wheelDepartures9:00 / 13:00 - 14:00*

Start times:

  • Whale Watching 9:00 – FlyOver 14:30
  • Whale Watching 13:00 – FlyOver 17:30
  • Whale Watching 14:00 – FlyOver 11:30

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.

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FlyOver Iceland

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To enter FlyOver Iceland, children must be at least 102cm (40″) tall. Children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian (14 years or older).
Your ticket is valid for up to two days after your intended travel date. Please visit FlyOver ticket desk onsite to receive a new time-slot.
If you want another starting time for your FlyOver Experience contact them directly here where you can modify your booking up until 24 hours prior to your selected time. If it is within 24 hours of your selected time, please contact FlyOver team directly and they will be happy to assist you. Please note, if you miss your selected time, your ticket is still valid for two days after your intended visit date and can be exchanged for the next available time. 
FlyOver Iceland
Fiskisloð 43 101 Reykjavik
Open daily:
9:00 – 21:00
From December: 10:00 – 21:00  
Special Holiday operating hours
December 24: 9:00 – 16:00
December 25: Closed
December 31: 9:00 – 16:00 

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

FlyOver Iceland:

  • 35 minutes experience - includes the two preshow experiences by Moment Factory
  • pre-flight briefing and the 8.5 minutes on the Ultimate Flying Ride
  • Coffee and fresh baked pastries can be purchased at the coffee shop
  • Free Wi-Fi

* All of our boat 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
  • Teenagers 13-15 years: 1.100 ISK
  • Youth 7-12 years: 1.100 ISK
  • Kids 5-6 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 FlyOver Iceland transfer 

FlyOver shuttle bus is free for ticket holders SCHEDULE

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