Water activity

Reykjavík: Whale Watching and Marine Life Cruise

Activity provider:Sea trips Reykjavík
Water activity

Reykjavík: Whale Watching and Marine Life Cruise

Activity provider:Sea trips Reykjavík
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From US$ 92.14 US$ 73.71 per person

Embark on a whale-watching cruise in Faxaflói Bay from Reykjavík. Witness the stunning landscapes and keep an eye out for a variety of local wildlife, including whales, dolphins, porpoises, and more.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at the great variety of whales and other marine animals near Reykjavik
  • Take in the stunning scenery of the Icelandic Coast
  • Learn about our awesome ocean and the animals in it!
Full description

Take a boat trip from Reykjavik’s harbor to discover Iceland’s rich marine life, which is one of this island country’s highlights. All year round you can spot a variety of whales and other marine animals in the Reykjavik area, including minke and humpback whales, harbor porpoises, and whale-beaked dolphins. Have an opportunity to see some of Iceland's most beautiful marine animals, along with the stunning scenery of the Icelandic coast. The peak season for whale watching runs from April to October, but of course, the ocean is always full of magical creatures, and you never know what you might see.

Benefit from the services of specially-trained whale watching guides who are experts at spotting the animals. You will be free to listen as they tell you about the behavior of the whales, and answer any questions you may have.

Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Icelandic coast as you spot local wildlife. Take a break and warm up in the heated indoor area. Relax on board the boat and enjoy the indoor and outdoor seating, and purchase drinks and snacks along the way from the onboard bar and cafeteria. You will experience a pleasant and comfortable ride, even at higher speeds, and will be able to share your adventure live on social media with the onboard WiFi.

  • Experienced, friendly, and professional guides
  • Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Seating area outside and inside
  • Transfer from your hotel to the harbor (if pickup option selected)
  • Transfer from your hotel to the harbor (if the meeting point option is selected)
  • Hot drinks and refreshments available for purchase at the café lounge on board

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the activity provider's, Sea Trips Reykjavik, office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • It is colder on the ocean, please dress accordingly
  • The tour length may vary between 2.5-hours and 3.5-hours, depending on how far away the whales are
  • If you don’t see a whale, the activity provider will offer another trip free of charge
  • If customers participate in our tours and there are no sightings they won´t get a refund

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 1203 reviews

Review summary

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It was an excellent few hours. Following signs of whales to get the best from the experiences, but loved that the team respect the animals and won't harass them just to get sightings. Drinks on board were lovely, they even had vegan milk for a warm coffee. Knowledgeable people who went out of their way to make sure you got the best from it.

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April 26, 2023

We had an absolutely incredible time on this trip! We went out hoping to get a glimpse of just one whale, and we were lucky enough to see about eight! The woman telling us about the whales and what signs to look for was absolutely incredible, you could really tell how passionate she was about them and seemed genuinely thrilled and excited that we had so much luck on our trip. The boat and the crew were great, they took us quite far out and I’m so glad they did because we got to see so many whales!! It truly was the highlight of our trip to Reykjavik, and we would recommend this firm to anyone looking to catch a glimpse of the amazing marine life in Iceland. Thanks so much!!

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April 14, 2023

It was such an amazing experience! The guide was great telling us facts about whales and dolphins, we saw quite early in our trip a load of dolphins; the guide said there were about 150 dolphins there, which was mindblowing too me. The boat was really nice and wasn't too rough when we went, it was a decent size boat which I think helped with my sea sickness. We also saw a humpback whale which the boat followed before we darted to head back. So all in all it was a very successful trip and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to give this a try, I recommend for the price as well.

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April 8, 2023

Product ID: 248622