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Whale Watching & Whales of Iceland Exhibition

Embark on a captivating journey with our Whale Watching adventure and delve into the immersive world of the Whales of Iceland Exhibition. Open daily from 10:00 to 17:00, this unique experience offers an in-depth exploration of these majestic creatures.

Whale Wonders: Morning Expedition

Experience the magic of Morning Whale Watching at 9 am daily. Set sail on an unforgettable adventure as you witness the beauty of whales in their natural habitat. Book your excursion now for an unforgettable morning filled with awe-inspiring sights and memories that will last a lifetime.
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Northern Lights Tours departure times

21:00 from October to 14th March 22:00 September and from 15th March to 15th April

Set sail on a 2-2.5 hour Northern Lights Cruise departing from the picturesque Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. Experience the magical display of the Northern Lights from the sea, offering a unique perspective.

Marvel at the incredible views of Reykjavik city from the coastline during our tour. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity for an unforgettable experience!

Northern Lights

If the weather is compliant go by boat. The Northern Lights were clearly visible.! Hooray! One of the most exciting parts of our trip.
  • Jan 2023 Holhiker1 - Tripadvisor

Combo Tours

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Humpback whale

DESCRIPTION

The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a large baleen whale species belonging to the rorquals. Its head is broad and rounded when viewed from above, but slim in profile. The body is not as streamlined as other rorquals, but is quite round, narrowing to a slender tail. The body is black on the upper side, and mottled black and white on the underside. This colour pattern extends to the flukes, where the pattern is unique to each individual whale.

FEEDING

Humpback whales feed on krill, small shrimp-like crustaceans, and various kinds of small fish. Each whale eats up to 1 and 1/2 tons of food a day.

DISTRIBUTION

North Atlantic humpback whales migrate to their breeding grounds in the Caribbean. In the summertime, they frequent shallow waters around Iceland and come often into the fjords and bays in search of food. The population size in Icelandic waters is uncertain, but is estimated to be around 1,500-1,800 individuals.

Length: 13-17 metres

Weight: 25-40 tons

Worldwide population: 10,000-15,000

Life expectancy: 45-50 years

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Minke whale

DESCRIPTION

The common minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) is a baleen whale species belonging to the rorquals. Its body is counter-shaded-black to dark gray on top, white below. Some minkes have a light-coloured chevron on the back behind the head. Two areas of lighter gray appear on each side: one behind the flippers and another below and forward of the dorsal fin. Minke whales also have a characteristic white band on each flipper, contrasting with its very dark gray top colour. Like all baleen whales, the minke whale has 2 blowholes.

FEEDING

Minke whales feed primarily on krill in the southern hemisphere and on small schooling fish (capelin, cod, herring, pollock) or krill in the northern hemisphere.

DISTRIBUTION

The Icelandic minke whale population is estimated to be 50,000 – 60,000 animals.

Length: 7-10 metres

Weight: 8-10 tons

Worldwide population: Possibly 1,000,000

Life expectancy: About 50 years

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