Water activity

From Reykjavik: Whale Watching Tour

From Reykjavik: Whale Watching Tour

From US$ 85.07 per person

Set off on a fantastic whale watching boat to spot some of the Atlantic Ocean's most magnificent mammals. You’ll be on the lookout for minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and more. If you don’t see a whale, you’ll get to go on another trip for free!

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Sail from Reykjavik on Iceland’s largest whale-watching ship
  • Rest assured, if there are no whales you get another ticket for free
  • Stay warm and cozy with overalls supplied by the crew
  • Relax at the café or browse the souvenir shop
Full description

Set sail from Reykjavik’s old harbor in style on the Andrea, the largest whale-watching ship in Iceland. Spot minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbor porpoises, humpback whales, and occasionally orcas with the help of an experienced guide.

Enjoy a whale-watching experience with a special educational focus, and ask your guide any questions you have. Learn about the whales and other sea life from your guide's knowledge, an app available in 5 languages, and the microscope, baleens, and whale teeth on board.

Move around the Andrea's spacious public viewing areas, and admire the fantastic 360-degree views of the environment from the deck. Stay warm with included overalls and heated indoor seating. In the summer, you can also join an express tour on a faster express whale watching boat.

If you get cold or hungry, there’s also an onboard café serving a range of refreshments, as well as a souvenir shop. And should you fail to see any of the spectacular creatures from the deep, you'll receive a complimentary ticket to sail again.

Includes
  • Whale watching trip
  • Experienced guide
  • Warm overalls (includes children's sizes)
  • WiFi and heated indoor seating
  • Ticket for a second trip if you see no whales
  • App available in 5 languages
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    This tour starts at the Special Tours office on Reykjavík’s old harbor, only 5 minutes walk from the city center. There are blue "Whale Watching" flags outside.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Please consider that the best time for whale watching in Iceland is during the Summer months (from April until September)
    • The chances of spotting whales may be lower at other times of the year
    • To make your excursion even more pleasurable, be sure to bring warm and comfortable clothing
    • Spacious and comfortable inside areas are available with larger windows for better viewing
    • Please note that sightings of wildlife can not be guaranteed. If you are not able to see anything on your tour you will get a complimentary ticket to try again
    • Please note that the tour is dependent on correct weather conditions. The captains will make their decision to sail based on many years of experience, always keeping in mind passenger safety and comfort
    • Please be aware that the conditions may be rougher than expected when sailing out to sea. Please take the necessary precautions to prepare yourself if you are susceptible to seasickness
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4 /5

    based on 1222 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.4/5
    • Transportation
      4/5
    • Value for money
      3.7/5
    • Safety
      4.5/5

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    Iga, our host was fantastic, well-informed, warm and chatty and not a little eccentric. Several times she sang to the whales through the PA system and every time they appeared near the boat. I have no idea what sleight of hand she was using, but we saw 3 humpbacks repeatedly over 30 minutes. Magical excursion that I’ll never forget. Thanks Iga!

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    November 14, 2021

    Nice excursion in the open sea. We had the chance to observe dolphins and whales! It s really impressive to see these animals in their natural habitat! The boat cuts the engines and leaves room for the spectacle of the animal without disturbing it, so it's great. The price remains high however, a welcome coffee would be appreciated. However, be careful with those who are seasick. Even with calm seas, things are moving so plan ahead!

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    November 1, 2021

    An amazing day out at sea! We were very lucky that we had a clear, calm and sunny day in Reykjavik - perfect weather to see the whales! We saw 2 minke whales, dolphins and 3 humpback whales! Iga was a great tour guide with lots of knowledge about the whales! Highly recommend

    October 27, 2021

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