Whale Watching and Northern Lights Tours

Our Tours

Whale Watching Tours departure times : 

09:00 / 13:00 / 17:00

The Whale Watching tour takes approx. 3-3.5 hours.

A 3-3.5 hour adventure departing from Old harbour. We sail into Faxaflói bay in search of Minke and Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour porpoises and Killer whales.

Reykjavik Whale Breaching From Water

10:00 / 14:00

The Express Whale Watching tour takes approx. 2-2.5 hours.

Provided with the faster boat so the time on the spotting area is the same, just sailing to that point and back to harbour is shorter.

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Whale Watching with Whales of Iceland Exhibition included!

Whales of Iceland is open daily 10:00-17:00

Best Value Whale Watching tour departing daily at 14:00

July - August - September

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Northern Lights Tours departure times : 

21:00

from October to 14th March

A 2-2.5 hour Northern Lights Cruise departing from Old harbour in downtown Reykjavik. It’s a unique experience to see the Northern lights from sea. 

On our tour you will experience incredible view over Reykjavik city from the coastline.

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22:00

September and from 15th March to 15th April

A 2-2.5 hour Northern Lights Cruise departing from Old harbour in downtown Reykjavik. It’s a unique experience to see the Northern lights from sea. 

On our tour you will experience incredible view over Reykjavik city from the coastline.

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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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