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  1. Iceland
  2. Capital Region of Iceland
  3. Reykjavik

From Reykjavik: Whale Watching Tour by Speedboat

Product ID: 116815
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Get a close encounter with nature aboard a brand new state-of-the-art Rigid Inflatable Boat equipped with comfortable suspension seats and look for whales and other magnificent creatures on a 2-hour cruise from Reykjavik harbor.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Icelandic
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Look for whales in Faxaflói Bay,
  • Sail up close to the islands where puffins nest and lay their eggs
  • Get stunning views of the Sun Voyager sculpture and Harpa Concert Hall
Full description
Get back to nature and look for whales off the coast of Iceland aboard a brand new RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) equipped with 12 suspension seats to enhance your comfort and safety.

Make your way to the meeting point in the old harbor of Reykjavik and put on the provided warm waterproof overall, life jacket, googles and your own whale watching scarf. Depart from the harbor and pass the Harpa Concert Hall and Sun Voyager sculpture.

Continue to Faxaflói Bay, where up to 23 species of whales, along with dolphins and seals can often be found. Look for the magnificent creatures in their natural environment and encounter sea birds of various species. Keep a look out for the puffins that come to lay their one egg on the many islands in Faxaflói Bay as you cruise up close. Ask your guide any questions you have and hear interesting facts about the whales and other wildlife.
  • 2-hour cruise aboard a 12-seat luxury RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat)
  • Full guidance with information about the whales, wildlife and city
  • A warm waterproof overall
  • Gloves and goggles
  • Life jacket rental
  • Your own scarf
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in the old harbor of Reykjavik, a 5 to 10-minute walk from the city center. Walk past the Reykjavík Marina Hotel and look for the sign marked "Hlésgata." Continue down the road to the harbor.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• As a natural phenomenon, seeing whales cannot be guaranteed and they are harder to spot in the sea than in an oceanarium. In addition, the weather in Iceland can be unpredictable
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 28 reviews
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Katla Whale Watching

Product ID: 116815