Faxaflói, Iceland

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Faxaflói, Iceland: Our most recommended tours and activities

Reykjavik: Whale Watching by RIB Speedboat

1. Reykjavik: Whale Watching by RIB Speedboat

Hop aboard a RIB speedboat and head out for a thrilling adventure just off Reykjavik's coast. Marvel at the abundance of sea life Iceland has to offer, such as majestic whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Begin your tour from Reykjavík’s Old Harbor and cruise among the small islands in the Faxaflói Bay, as well as along the coast of Reykjavík. Admire fantastic views of the city and its landmarks like the Harpa concert hall as you search for wildlife in the water. During your tour, pass by Engey, the second-largest island of the Kollafjörður (Faxa Bay) fjord in western Iceland. Also cruise past Lundey, literally “Puffin Island” in Icelandic, a small uninhabited island off Reykjavík’s western coast. Enjoy the chance to see incredible animals in their natural habitat without being overcrowded onboard the boat. And if you don't get lucky with wildlife sightings on the day you go, you'll receive a complimentary ticket to try again another day.

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From Reykjavik: Buggy & Whale Watching Adventure

2. From Reykjavik: Buggy & Whale Watching Adventure

It’s no more than 15 minutes from your Reykjavik accommodation to the buggy base camp. After being picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik you will be taken to the base camp, given instructions and safety training then geared up. No experience is necessary to ride and your expert guides will make sure you know everything you need for a safe and fun buggy adventure. You will drive off-road on a variety of terrains as you head for Úlfarsfell Mountain. The ride to the top is a chance to experience the true thrills of buggy riding. And when you get there, you’ll be rewarded with a fantastic view across the whole city, the ocean, and the surrounding mountains. Please note that the buggies are 2-seater, so you can either choose to share or choose to drive your own buggy by selecting the 'single rider' option. After your buggy adventure, you will enjoy lunch in Reykjavik Harbor. The old harbor is one of the coziest parts of town. There’s a nice selection of little restaurants and cafes, and you can get a recommendation from your guide. While you refuel, you can look out across the bay and imagine the magnificent creatures that swim below the surface. After lunch head out from the harbor to enjoy some whale watching. The boat is waiting as you head off in search of magnificent Mink whales and the other rich marine life of Faxaflói Bay. A 3-hour guided sea tour provides a fascinating insight into the life of the sea, and great views back to Reykjavik. Whales are a lot harder to predict than buggy vehicles, so sightings are never guaranteed!

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What people are saying about Faxaflói, Iceland

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

The day was bad, with rain and wind, so the activity that was supposed to last 2h was left in 1h 25min and just in case they didn't say anything, let's see if we didn't realize it. We were able to see 2 whales a few times though. Next time I will go to the north of the island where there are more whales to see

We had the most amazing trip. From Humpback whales to Minkes and breaches. Beautiful Amelia Rose boat and the staff were all so lovely and informative. Would highly recommend booking

It was a amazing tour We really had a great time on the RIB boat seeing whales and dolphins really close. Must do in reykjavik.