Go out on the open water for a whale and puffin watching tour. See the shoreline from the water and discover the "Sun Voyager" and Harpa Concert Hall.
What to Expect
Zoom around the Icelandic waters aboard a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) and enjoy close-up views of whales, dolphins, puffins and more. The small yet powerful vessel is capable of reaching high speeds, allowing you to cover a larger area and get closer to the Reykjavik wildlife than you would in a classic boat.
After seeing the sights on the open water, enjoy quick stops to admire Jón Gunnar Árnason’s "Sun Voyager" sculpture and Harpa Concert Hall on the shoreline. Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour. Choose from one of several start times; then make your own way to Reykjavik Old Harbor to meet your captain. After a quick safety briefing, pull on your provided coveralls and hop aboard your RIB.
Hold on tight while your captain zips you out of the harbor and look out for some of the wildlife for which Iceland is famous. Loop around the wind-beaten islands of the bay to see puffins in their natural habitat and then head out on the open water to scout out whales and dolphins and, hopefully, get some close-up views.
While returning to the harbor, cruise along Reykjavik’s shoreline and spot the sights from the sea. Colorful fishing huts and bustling restaurants make up the cityscape in this part of town, alongside some thought-provoking attractions.
After roughly 2 hours on the water, travel back to the start point where your tour ends. If you were unlucky enough to not spot any whales, worry not, your captain will give you a complimentary ticket for another ride before you leave.
- Professional captain and wildlife guide
- Use of warm overalls
- All necessary safety equipment
What's Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Tips (optional)
- Hotel pick-up and drop off (available for an extra charge)
Know Before You Go
• Please arrive 30 minutes before you scheduled departure
• Suitable for children over the age of 10 and over 145 centimeters tall
• Not recommended for those with a history of back problems
• Not recommended for pregnant women
• Please note that the puffin season is from approximately May 15 to August 15