Reykjavik classic whale watching
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Reykjavik classic whale watching

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Departure from

Reykjavik

Why we love this tour


  • 91.40% whale sighting success!
  • Responsible whale watching! This tour is whale friendly.
  • Access to the Whale Watching Centre
  • Learn facts about the whales and marine life
  • Wireless internet on board
  • Daily departure
  • Pickup option available

Detailed description

A guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Centre, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. Before or after the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images, videos and facts about the whales and marine life.
Summer season is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at its highest peak. This is the time when the minke whales are at their most abundant, along with the white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales, giving us the chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment.

Our sighting success on previous tours is 91.40% however the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores. The most common cetacean in the area are the Minke whales, White-beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises and occasionally we see other species including the Humpback whales, Killer whales/Orcas and even Fin whales.

This whale watching tours are focused mainly on the southern part of Faxaflói, just off Reykjavík. Each day we scan the area for signs of whales as we never know for sure where we might find them. Sometimes we have to go far while at other times the whales are quite close to shore.In rare occasions we head to other areas and/or depart from nearby harbours e.g. Hafnarfjörður, Keflavík, Sandgerðir or Grindavík. This is the case when weather conditions or chances of seeing the whales are greater there than in our normal area.

What's included and excluded

Included

  • Access to the Whale Watching Centre
  • 2.5-3.5 hrs (3-5 hrs in winter) boat ride to see whale and other sea creatures
  • Use of raincoats 
  • Use of warm overalls
  • Excellent guidance
  • Wireless internet on board

What you need to know

Meeting point: Eldings Ticket office by Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík

Duration:
2.5-3.5 hrs (3-5 hrs in winter)

Remember to: Dress warmly and don’t be shy to also put on our warm overalls

Note: Please note that for your enjoyment and pleasure, this tour is subject to weather, conditions and visibility. Therefore the tour could get cancelled on short notice. In this case we will contact you with as much notice as possible with the information provided in the booking process.

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