Water activity

Reykjavik: Whale Watching and Dolphin Luxury Yacht Cruise

4.5 / 5

63 reviews

Activity provider: Harpa Yachts
Water activity

Reykjavik: Whale Watching and Dolphin Luxury Yacht Cruise

Activity provider: Harpa Yachts
Likely to sell out

From US$ 90.06 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore the wonders of Faxa Bay in search of whales and dolphins. Escape the crowds and enjoy a yacht cruise with fewer passengers and more personalized service.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Icelandic


  • Discover the wildlife of the bay
  • Admire the beautiful coastline and the islands near Reykjavik
  • See various sea birds, including puffins during the summer
Full description

The tour begins with a cruise along the beautiful coastline of Reykjavik before heading out to Faxafloi Bay in search of whales. The minke whales and humpback whales are the main goal of this tour, the giants of the ocean.

With a bit of luck, you may even spot a group of white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises. There's also a good chance that you'll observe different sea birds and puffins throughout the summer.

During the summer, the puffins are frequently seen sitting on the ocean and diving for food. This activity enables you to escape the crowds and benefit from a yacht cruise with fewer passengers and more personal service on board. Ride on a stable boat with an on-board bar and lounge and spacious outdoor deck areas for maximum comfort.

  • Warm blankets
  • WiFi
  • Yacht cruise
  • Ticket to return again in the event of no sightings

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    Meeting point

    Please meet at the sales office on Ægisgardur pier. The sales office is in the last row of the rows of sales offices.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    • Puffins can only be seen from approximately the middle of May to the middle of August
    •  The yachts for the cruise are primarily MY Harpa, a 70-foot yacht that can accommodate 35 passengers, or MY Amelia Rose, a 105-foot yacht that can accommodate 95 passengers
    • Both yachts have a lounge, bar, salon, and fly-bridge, good-sized inside and outside area
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 63 reviews

    Review summary

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    Going to see the whales in a small group on a Yacht is really an experience to do. We were able to see whales and dolphins but of course, do not expect to see them right next to the boat. Great time. The crew are very friendly and really look for the whales so we can see them well.

    January 13, 2023

    Decent experience which requires patience…. Your not looking around a lake at the end of the day! We got lucky in the end and managed to find a hump back whale on the way back which was a good find in the middle of winter by all accounts. Crew were friendly and the yacht was very comfortable and warm inside when the wind chill got too much for everyone out on the deck. If you like a nice quiet boat without the crowds then this is the trip for you

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    January 6, 2023

    Having done whale watching tours on the larger boats before, this experience was so much more comfortable. There were heaters and blankets for if you're cold. The guide was friendly and they spent a good amount of time making sure we got to see the humpback whale that was luckily swimming in the bay. I would definitely recommend spending the little bit extra money to go on this smaller and more comfortable tour over the huge boats. The only thing I will say is that on the previous tours I've been on, the guides seemed more informative and passionate about the conservation of marine life. This was a great experience overall.

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    December 6, 2022

    Product ID: 278482