Water activity

Reykjavík: Whale Watching and Marine Life Cruise

Reykjavík: Whale Watching and Marine Life Cruise

Activity provider: Sea trips Reykjavík
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From US$ 91.03 US$ 72.83 per person

A scenic boat ride in search of whales in Faxaflói Bay. You’ll be on the lookout for minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and more, and if you don’t see a whale, you’ll receive another trip free of charge.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Hotel pickup will be 45-minutes before tour departure.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at the great variety of whales and other marine animals near Reykjavik
  • Take in the stunning scenery of the Icelandic Coast
  • Stay warm and cozy with overalls supplied by the crew
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 on-board 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 on-board WiFi.

  • Experienced, friendly, and professional guides
  • Sailboat cruise
  • Warm flotation overalls
  • 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

The meeting point is at Sea Trips Reykjavik.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 180 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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It was amazing. We saw the harbour porpoises and two humpback whales of which one stayed with is for over an hour and just calmly swam around the boat. And it was huge. Bigger than they're usually supposed to be. And at the end we got a glimpse of the Minke Whale. We got so lucky to see three different species of Whales that day. Also the crew was super nice and they even turned back twice to show us more whales that appeared in order to make this experience even greater.

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May 19, 2022

I’ve gotten picked up by their mechanic on his way to work. You can’t get a more personal experience than that. He was super fun and friendly, with some lovely conversation the whole time. I guy you want to invite for a drink after experience. We did saw 2 whales, ship very nice, clean and super friendly staff!!!

May 14, 2022

Excellent. Really brilliant. Crew and staff are very informative approachable and interested. They tag teamed to look out for signs at sea. We saw 2 humpback whales. One very close to the boat. Then two more later. Which might have been the same ones. A spectacular morning. Saw Puffins too.

May 9, 2022

Product ID: 248622