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Whale Watching from Reykjavík

Duration: 3 hours

Take part in an adventure at sea with an unforgettable trip into the world of whales and sea birds. Whales most frequently seen on tours with Elding are the Minke whales, Orcas, Humpback whales, Dolphins and Porpoises.
Product Id:
All Year
3 hours
Type of tour:
Whale Watching Tours
Travel By:
Travel by ferry


  • Whale watching boat trip
  • Safety vests
  • Raincoats or warm overalls

Not Included:

  • Refreshments

Tour prices & details:

See information about this tour’s prices, departures,  pick-up times (if applicable) and other details in the "PRICES & INFO" tab above.

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PLEASE NOTE: This day tour is run by one of our trusted local tour operators. After booking, your voucher will include the operator’s name, contact information and other important details. We only offer tours by companies that are licensed by the Iceland Tourist Board.

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Tour details

Whale watching tours are scheduled from the old harbour in Reykjavik.

If the weather conditions are too bad or if we believe the whale sightings will be better with departures from Grindavik, Sandgerdi, Keflavik or Hafnarfjordur which are small towns on the Reykjanes peninsula, we will change the departure place but only to do the best we can for our customers.

On tours with departure from Reykjavík SE and SW part of Faxafloi is covered. When departure is from Sandgerdi or Grindavik the area of the south and West Coast of Reykjanes peninsula is covered, often with a visit to Eldey Island.

Whales most frequently seen on tours with Elding are the Minke whales, Orcas, Humpback whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. In these areas we see many different species of seabirds such as the gannet, puffin, guillemot razorbill, cormorant, gulls, kittiwake, terns and many more. Eldey island is home to a Gannet breeding colony of 16,000 pairs.

We have a special play area for children inside the boat. There kids can have fun with plush whale and puffin toys, colouring books, and children´s books on whales and sea birds in may languages.




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