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Reykjavik: Premium Whale Watching with Flexible Ticket

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Whale Safari

Reykjavik: Premium Whale Watching with Flexible Ticket

Activity provider: Whale Safari

From US$ 158.06 per person

Join this premium whale watching tour from Reykjavík Old Harbour in a RIB speedboat. Take a 2-hour cruise with a flexible ticket which lets you reschedule if needed.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the wildlife outside Reykjavik on this small-group tour
  • Enjoy a thrilling ride on an open air RIB speedboat
  • Reschedule your booking up to 1 hour prior to departure
Full description
Experience the whales and wildlife of Faxaflói bay on a small-group whale watching tour. Board a specially designed RIB speedboat so that you can enjoy up close and personal views of whales, dolphins, and more. The boats are small yet powerful and capable of covering a large area in search of wildlife during a 2-hour tour. The RIB boats are equipped with brand new high-quality suspension seats designed to increase safety and comfort during the adventure. During the summer months (May - August) this tour includes puffin watching as the colorful birds nest just outside the city's harbor. After the whale safari, head back to Reykjavík while enjoying a ride along the city's shoreline. Experience unique views of some of the cities most famous landmarks from the sea.
Includes
  • Warm overalls and all necessary safety equipment
  • Professional captain and live guidance in English
  • Puffin watching during the birds breeding season
  • Comfortable suspension seats that increase safety and comfort
  • Flexible ticket
  • Meals and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People under 4 ft 8 in (145 cm)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Whale Safari ticket office, Aegisgardur 5, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sports shoes

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage

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 or pregnant women
  • If you don't see any whales or dolphins on the RIB tour you can try again for free on the Classic Whale Watching tour on the larger boats either in Reykjavík or Akureyri
  • Tour is dependent on the weather conditions and may be canceled subject to weather and sea conditions
  • This tour includes a flexible ticket which means you can, subject to availability, change your departure time up to one hour prior to the reserved departure by contacting the local supplier
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We had an amazing journey. I‘m afraid I forgot the name of our guide but she was a young marine biologist from Iceland who was also half dutch and she was super nice and told us anything about the wildlife which was super interesting. Same goes for our captain! We had incredible luck and after we already encountered some dolphins and a minke whale, we spent like half an hour watching to known humpback whales who even came as close as possible up to our boat by their own will. We’ll probably never forget that day. I also liked how respectful the team and everyone else was towards the wildlife. If we ever come back to Iceland, we‘ll definitely book this tour again.

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October 12, 2022

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Amazing experience. Seen lots of whales. Better than expected! Highly recommended

August 19, 2021

It has been the greatest experience. We saw humpback whales and white-nosed dolphins and puffins. The boat guides were amazingly sweet and engaging. And even if we had not seen some animals - it was still a great experience. Thanks . many greetings Michael, Sarah, Christel

August 1, 2021

Product ID: 200278