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Reykjavík: Whale Watching and Marine Life Cruise

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík

Reykjavík: Whale Watching and Marine Life Cruise

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík
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From US$ 89.30 US$ 71.44 per person

Booked 29 times yesterday

Embark on a whale-watching cruise in Faxaflói Bay from Reykjavík. Witness the stunning landscapes and keep an eye out for a variety of local wildlife, including whales, dolphins, porpoises, and more.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at the great variety of whales and other marine animals near Reykjavik
  • Take in the stunning scenery of the Icelandic Coast
  • Learn about our awesome ocean and the animals in it!
Full description

Take a boat trip from Reykjavik’s harbor to discover Iceland’s rich marine life, which is one of this island country’s highlights. All year round you can spot a variety of whales and other marine animals in the Reykjavik area, including minke and humpback whales, harbor porpoises, and whale-beaked dolphins. Have an opportunity to see some of Iceland's most beautiful marine animals, along with the stunning scenery of the Icelandic coast. The peak season for whale watching runs from April to October, but of course, the ocean is always full of magical creatures, and you never know what you might see.

Benefit from the services of specially-trained whale watching guides who are experts at spotting the animals. You will be free to listen as they tell you about the behavior of the whales, and answer any questions you may have.

Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Icelandic coast as you spot local wildlife. Take a break and warm up in the heated indoor area. Relax on board the boat and enjoy the indoor and outdoor seating, and purchase drinks and snacks along the way from the onboard bar and cafeteria. You will experience a pleasant and comfortable ride, even at higher speeds, and will be able to share your adventure live on social media with the onboard WiFi.

  • Experienced, friendly, and professional guides
  • Sailboat cruise
  • Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Seating area outside and inside
  • Transfer from your hotel to the harbor (if pickup option selected)
  • Transfer from your hotel to the harbor (if meeting point option selected)
  • Hot drinks and refreshments available for purchase at the café lounge on board
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the activity provider's, Sea Trips Reykjavik, office.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • It is colder on the ocean, please dress accordingly
  • The tour length may vary between 2.5-hours and 3.5-hours, depending on how far away the whales are
  • If you don’t see a whale, the activity provider will offer another trip free of charge
  • If customers participate in our tours and there are no sightings they won´t get a refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 735 reviews

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The activity providers (Sea Trips) were very friendly, knowledgable and welcoming for our Whale Watching tour. We had originally booked for Sunday however we received a notification that due to adverse weather it wasn’t safe to proceed with the trip. We were able to easily reschedule our booking to the Tuesday and were welcomed onboard the comfortable Amelia Rose. We were fortunate to see minke whales on our trip on the top deck, and the boat offered 2 outside decks as well as a heated indoor cabin, toilet facilities, a bar serving hot and cold refreshments and onboard WiFi. Throughout the trip the captain and the crew offered some really exciting and insightful information including some traits of the more frequently seen sea life in Iceland and how best to spot them! A really unique experience.

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November 21, 2022

Amazing trip!! Very well organised. Tour left on time, we saw so many whales and dolphins! The captain even allowed us to stay out longer than the 3.5 hours, after spotting some whales in the distance! We managed to get up really close to a group of 3 humpback whales! They didn’t have to move towards the whales, they could’ve just gone back to the harbour as we’d already had a glimpse of some whales. I thought it was really nice of them and you could tell that the tour guide really enjoyed her job. I couldn’t recommend this tour enough!

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November 17, 2022

The experience was amazing! The tour guide was very informative and helpful when locating the whales for pictures and videos! The tour does start a bit slowly but bare with it, it is definitely worth it! We managed to see 3 humpback whales that swam around and underneath our boat and managed to get some amazing photos and videos! Definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity!

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November 8, 2022

Product ID: 248622