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Whale Watching Tours - Iceland

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A Whale Watching Adventure in Iceland

Come up close with the fascinating Icelandic wildlife – see the majestic whales in their home near the shores of Reykjavik.

There are 23 different species of whale that live in these areas, including orcas and humpback whales – how many will you see?

With our large selection of tickets you can pick the start time and the duration of your tour, and you can even get picked up straight from your hotel.

Take the wildlife shots of your life!

The Whale Watching Tour is the perfect opportunity to snap a collection of amazing animal photos. Get your cameras ready and be on the lookout for Minke whales, Humpbacks, Harbour Porpoises, White-beaked Dolphins & more!

Love birds? You can also see the local gulls, the Arctic tern, the Gannet and of course – everybody’s favourite – the lovable Puffins.

Benefit from a prime whale-watching location

With over 23 whale species swimming around, your chances of spotting some are extremely high – and when we say “extremely high”, we mean it. In the summer months, our Whale Watching Tours have a whooping success rate of over 90%!

Got unlucky and didn’t see any whales?

Don’t worry - we won’t let disappointment dampen your mood! If you don’t see the whales on your tour, you’ll be offered to join another Whale Watching Tour for free.

Get ready for some interactive educational fun on board!  

  • Discover the sights along the Icelandic coast -  the professional tour guide on board will show you the sights and will make sure you don’t miss the whales when they show up
  • See and touch real whale teeth and bones
  • Feel like a real marine scientist -  see authentic ocean specimens through a microscope
  • If you’re lucky, you might even be chosen to help the crew mark the sighting locations of the local whales!

Choose the tour that suits you best

  Availability Duration Times
Whale Watching Classic Daily, all year round! 3 ½ hours 1pm 
Whale Watching Express Daily from 1st May to 20th August 2 ½ hours 10am, 2pm, 9pm

What about transport?

Would you rather use organised transport to the departure point, or would you prefer to make your own way there? The choice is yours - all of our whale-watching tours are available with and without hotel transfers.

Bringing children under 6

Children 0-6 are free of charge on this tour we will need to reserve a place for them, so please remember to let us know how many children are travelling and how old they are by calling us on 0344 873 0070 after booking.

Suitable for:
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Teenagers
  • Seniors
Great for:
  • Thrill Seekers
  • Explorers
  • Culture Vultures
  • Nature Lovers

Tour availability:

  • Express Tours depart daily from June to September
  • Express - 9pm departs daily only from 15th June to 31st July
  • The Classic Tour departs daily all year round at 1pm

Departure Time:

Tours depart at various times throughout the day.

If your ticket includes transfers, please be at your hotel lobby or bus stop 60 minutes before departure time ready for your transport to Reykjavik harbour.

Please note guests of the Mariana hotel do not need hotel transfers as they are located next to the harbour where the boats leave.


  • Express Tours: 2 ½ hours
  • Classic Tours: 3 ½ hours


  • Guided boat tour
  • Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings! Educational and interactive focus
  • Warm floatable overalls provided for your comfort and safety
  • Wi-Fi, café and souvenirs on board
  • Toilets on board
  • Selected tickets also include transfers to and from your Reykjavik Hotel or bus stop


  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities

Additional Information:

We recommend warm clothes, such as hats, mittens and scarfs, as it can get very cold out on sea! We also recommend some cool sunglasses and sunscreen in the summer months.

Please note this tour is dependent on weather and sightings cannot be guaranteed. Weather and sea conditions can be unpredictable during the winter months, therefore boat captains will make their decision to sail based on passenger safety and comfort.

Tours depart from Reykjavik’s Old Harbour, which is just minutes away from the city centre.

Tickets with Transport

Please select a ticket which includes transfers if you would like to include roundtrip transportation to the harbour from your Reykjavik Hotel or bus stop.

Once you arrive in Iceland, please call the number provided on your e-ticket to confirm your pick-up location and time. 

Visit the link that you'll find in your voucher to download and print off a voucher for Reykjavik Rost.

Located right by the old Harbor, Reykjavik Rost offers a selection of freshly made & grilled sandwiches with a delicious selection of soups. With our exclusive meal deal voucher you can save up to 25% off of your combo meal (Soup + Sandwich + Filter coffee). Delicious! 


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