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Whale watching Reykjavik: Classic tour

from ISK 5.495
Explore the enormous whales outside Reykjavik with this classic whale watching tour in Iceland.

About the Whale watching Reykjavik: Classic tour

This whale watching in Iceland starts at the old harbor in the center of Reykjavik. Well onboard the boat you will find several outdoor platforms, a large indoor lounge with cafe, bathroom and a room where you can borrow rugs and pillows on colder days. You can either experience the safari out in the fresh air or you can come indoors in our heated lounge and observe the view through our large panoramic windows. One of our experienced guides comment on the sights and will be available to you throughout the trip.

The seasons

Summer season (April 1st to October 31th) is great for whale watching, as wildlife in the fjord is at its highest peak! This is the time when “Vågehvalen” is at its most numerous, along with “Kvitnosen”. The winter season (1st of November to 31st of March) is a completely different experience and a different adventure than summer walks. Every year the wildlife continues to surprise us and the winter's low-lying sun is absolutely stunning. On both summer and winter may have changed quite often in Iceland. Therefore, we reserve the right to change routes and sails from other ports in the immediate area where weather or observations are more favorable, which may result in a slightly longer trip. Please contact our office at the port if you have a tight schedule. Please note that tours are sailed in wild nature and therefore we can never guarantee sightings. Estimated duration of the tours may also vary according to sea conditions.

The nature is unpredictable

Although our success is high, the whales are unpredictable and the number varies according to food availability in our shores. Be aware that this is at sea and if the weather is unfavorable for safari, the trip can be canceled at short notice. In these cases, we will contact you as soon as possible using the contact details you provide in the ordering process.


  • Tour type: Whale whatching
  • Season: All year
  • Tour duration: 3-5 hours 
  • Guided in: English
  • Pick up time: Half an hour before tour departure. Ex: if you book tour at 09:00 you will be picked up around 08:30
  • Minimum age: No age limit, but youth and children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 


Tour ID: EL-01 - Reykjavik Classic Whale Watching

What is included in this tour? Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  1. Use of warm overalls 
  2. Excellent guidance 
  3. Free WiFi on board 
  4. Access to our Visitor Centre / Whale Exhibition
What should you bring?
  1. Solid footwear
  2. Warm clothing (thermal underwear, jacket, beanie, scarf and gloves). Remember, the weather on sea is always colder than on land.
What is not included in this tour? Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  1. Pick up (you can be picked up at your accommondation against supplement, please select this when booking)
Please dress warmly! We reccommend: 1. Thermal underwear 2. Warm sweater 3. Windproof jacket 4. Sturdy shoes 5. Ski wear or an overall 7 Beanie, gloves and a scarf See the whole packing list here: https://icetour.is/what-to-pack-when-going-to-iceland/
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