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Reykjavik: Whale Watching + Whales of Iceland Exhibition

Product ID: 149819
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First, take a whale-watching boat out to sea and find these majestic beings in their natural habitat. Then, visit an interactive exhibit where you can experience how large and fascinating these beautiful creatures are up close.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Sail on one of the largest whale-watching boats in Iceland
  • Spot marine life, including whales, in beautiful Faxaflói Bay
  • Visit the Whales of Iceland exhibition, with its fascinating life-sized models of Icelandic whales
Full description
Board your boat in Reykjavík's Old Harbor and sail to Faxaflói Bay. Faxaflói has a rich variety of wildlife, but you'll most commonly spot minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises and humpback whales. Ask your knowledgeable guide any questions you have throughout the tour and they'll be happy to answer. 

You'll also visit the Whales of Iceland Exhibition. The exhibit features 23 life-size models of all the whale species found in Icelandic waters. Immerse yourself in the exhibit with virtual reality headsets, information stands, audio guides and videos. After the exhibition, grab a coffee and pastry at the café and relax in the exhibit's dreamy ambiance. Whales of Iceland offers two live-guided tours every day, available at 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. This is free for all ticket holders.

Note: You can choose the order in which you do these two activities.
Includes
  • Guided boat tour
  • Thermal overalls on boat (also available in children's sizes)
  • Free WiFi
  • Free ticket to visit again if there are no sightings on your tour
  • Museum entrance fee
  • Parking
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel transfers
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the local partner's office for the tour. The Whales of Iceland Exhibition is located at Fiskislod 23.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please be aware the best time for whale watching in Iceland is during the summer months (from April-September). The chances of spotting whales may be lower at other times of the year
• To make your excursion even more pleasurable, be sure to bring warm and comfortable clothing and shoes. Sunscreen is also recommended in the summer
• Please note that wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. If you do not see anything on your tour, you will get a complimentary ticket to visit again
• German available as a second language on the Andrea (from May 1 - September 30)
• Whales of Iceland offers audio guides in many different languages, just ask for your language when you arrive

From US$ 98.88 per person

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Product ID: 149819