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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

From US$89.00
  • Iceland whale watching tour from Reykjavik 
  • Spot whales and other wildlife out on the ocean
  • Learn about local marine life from your guide
Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
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The best chance to see some of the 20 species of whales that migrate off Iceland’s coast during peak season is on a guided whale watching tour. Your captain and crew take you to the spots known to have the most whales and provide plenty of information about wildlife along the way. Details like provided warm layers and motion sickness tablets make this tour stand out.
What to Expect
Arrive at a central meeting location in downtown Reykjavik 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time to meet your guide and begin your Iceland whale watching tour. Optionally put on warm layers and take a seasickness tablet before setting sail in search of whales in the North Atlantic.

Peak season visitors (April to October) can expect to see some of the 20 different species of whales that swim off the coast of Iceland, while off-season visitors might see other animals like seals and seabirds. Regardless of which animals are around, your seasoned crew brings you to the best wildlife viewing spots and provides plenty of information about the animals you see while you sail.

Admire views of the coast and spot wildlife from one of the boat’s three outdoor viewing platforms or indoor saloon, fully equipped with internet, snacks, and drinks.

Tour concludes at start point.

Please note: Check tour status before arrival directly with tour operator. If canceled due to weather, contact vendor to reschedule. Tour may be operated on shared boat with partner organization.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
The highlight of our trip to Reykjavik

This was my first whale watching tour ever and I am so glad that I booked it in Reykjavik. When we got to the Reykjavik sailors dock they told us that they were combining the tour for the day with Special Tours and directed us...More

Thank Hannah M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A Dream

We booked a tour with Reykjavik Sailors, it was the cheapest whale tour we could find, as we were staying in Reykjavik and doing Iceland on a budget. Whale watching is obviously going to be hit and miss and we were setting our hopes on...More

10  Thank rubyrichardson91
ReykjavikSailors, Front desk at Reykjavik Sailors, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear rubyrichardson91, Thank you very much for so great review!! Anyone of us could explain it better, we are glad to know that you had an amazing encounter with the four species that we use to see in the bay. Of course luck has its...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A must for anyone who loves wildlife!

We were very fortunate and saw a minke whale as well as humpback whales as well as porpoises and lots of birds - the gannets are lovely! Great boat, helpful staff and knowledgable commentary from Etienne. Couldn't ask for more. Worth knowing that few Icelanders...More

3  Thank Hugo500
ReykjavikSailors, Front Desk at Reykjavik Sailors, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Hugo500, Thank you for your great review. We are glad to know that you liked the tour, we always try all our best for our passengers and we do as much as we can :) Also, we will let Etienne and our partners at...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent whale watching tour

This was the first whale watching tour I had been on, and despite struggling with seasickness (unfortunately the sea sickness tablet they gave me before the trip did not work...), I was amazed by both the whales but the hospitatlity of the crew. The weather...More

2  Thank stephanie c
ReykjavikSailors, Front Desk at Reykjavik Sailors, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear stephanie c, Thanks a lot for your review. We are sorry for your seasickness, that depends a lot in each person; we are glad you liked Special Tours' crew so much, we will let them know and we are sure they will be happy...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing! We saw whales!

This was a last minute booking and we are so glad we went! We were happy just to be on the water for the day searching for whales and other animals, but weren’t sure if we’d see any. The day was chilly, but beautiful. The...More

1  Thank Ad P
ReykjavikSailors, Front desk at Reykjavik Sailors, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ad P, Thanks for your nice review. We are glad to know you had such a great trip, we always try the best for our passengers and that day the whales were very friendly with us too. We wish all the trips were like...More

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