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Whale Watching – Downtown Reykjavík


2.5 – 3.5 Hours hours


All year round


09:15 from March 1st
13:15 all year round
17:15 from June 1st

Meeting point

Ægisgarður 5b,
101 Reykjavík

*Please check-in 30 minutes before departure

Tour description

Experience the joy of close encounters with mighty whales, graceful dolphins or playful porpoises on our easy-to-join whale watching tours from downtown Reykjavík. We’ll make this a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you to remember! All year round, you’ll be able to see a wide variety of ocean-going mammals just a few minutes off the coast, including minke, humpback and killer whales, as well as white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. The summer is the peak period, but there is always something amazing to be found in Faxafloi Bay – as well as enjoying the spectacular scenery that surrounds the capital city.

Please check-in at our sales office at Aegisgardur 5b, 101 Reykjavík at the old
harbor 30 minutes before departure.

What´s included

✓ Guided language in English
✓ Professional guides
✓ Panoramic views
✓ Spacious observation decks
✓ Free Wi-Fi
✓ Warm blankets & overalls
✓ Café & Bar onboard
✓ WC onboard
✓ Free parking
✓ All taxes and fees included
✓ A convenient pickup from your Reykjavik hotel / B&B is available for an extra charge

Additional Information

We recommend that all guests dress up warmly in multiple layers and put on suitable footwear as it is often much colder on the water. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

*Normally we will sail on the Amelia Rose. However, if there are fewer than 12 passengers booked for a voyage, then we may take our smaller yacht instead. The Axel Rose helps us to reduce our impact on the environment for smaller parties.

Please note
Since this is a wildlife tour we can never predict or guarantee sightings of any kind. In the event that we don't encounter any whales and dolphins, we do not offer refunds, but instead, give our passengers a complimentary ticket to use another day. Weather is a big factor for the tour, and we may have to cancel the tour.

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