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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavík

Family Tour with Humpback whales, Minke whales, Porpoises & Dolphins

Join us on a icelandic whale watching tour from the old harbor of Reykjavik. Be prepared to capture a photo of the giant whales of Iceland. The perfect day tour from Reykjavik old town.

Join us on a icelandic whale watching tour from the old harbor of Reykjavik. Be prepared to capture a photo of the giant whales of Iceland. The perfect day tour from Reykjavik old town.

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Whale watching from Reykjavík is a great way to spend the day with the whole family. In Faxaflói bay the most frequently seen animals are Humpback whales, Minke whales, Porpoises and Dolphins.

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    ~ 3 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Easy

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    Yes

  • Min. Age

    No minimum age

  • Departs from

    Reykjavik

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    10.990 9.891 ISK

Tour highlights
Minke Whales
Humpback Whales
Dolphins / Porpoises
Included
Whale watching in Faxaflói bay
Information provided by guides
Warm floatable overalls to keep you warm and safe
WiFi, Souvenirs and Café on board

This tour has different starting times depending on day and season from one to six departures a day.

Pick-up is not included but it is possible to get picked up to your accommodation for an extra charge.

The animals most frequently seen on tours are the Minke whales, Humpback whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises. Our qualified guides do an excellent job of providing you with information and giving you the best opportunities to see and learn all about wildlife. Learn all about sea life while coasting through Faxaflói bay.

Please understand that weather and sea conditions play a big role in how much we actually see. However, each experience is unique and well worth booking! No two whale watching trips are ever the same. Due to unreliable impending forecasts and such, we take sea conditions and weather into account when booking the trips. We will put you in the best situation possible.

We rarely have to go further than 15 km from the harbor. For your comfort and warmth, we offer special suits on board. We do advise that you wear your warmest clothes  – hats, scarves, gloves etc – as it can get very cold (even on the warmest days) when the boat is in motion. We also offer hot drinks and soup in our onboard café.

Our boats are built so that you have the option to watch the whales from inside as well. With the large windows and inside warmth, you can enjoy the animals of the North Atlantic from a very comfortable view. Each trip takes about 2,5 – 3,5 hours. This is a great trip for the whole family!

Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing.

 

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

Can the guide advise if I am eligible for rescheduling the tour and/or a refund?

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

 

How does carbon offsetting work?

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

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