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Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavík

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Reykjavík, Iceland

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Experience the magic of whale watching on a cruise from Reykjavik. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise the coastal curve of Iceland to marvel at humpback and orca whales in their natural habitat. Scour the sea for sightings of porpoises and dolphins as you listen to fascinating facts surrounding the majestic creatures that inhabit the Icelandic ocean. Heighten your chances of seeing whales on this tour, the success rates of which are 95% in summer and 80% in winter.
  • Whale watching tour from Reykjavik
  • Learn about the fascinating wildlife that inhabits Iceland's ocean from a knowledgeable guide
  • Scour the see for sightings of other creatures like dolphins, porpoises and rare sea birds
  • Choose from multiple departures to best suit your schedule
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Excellent live guide
Overalls, raincoats and blankets
Admission to Wildlife Exhibition
Free WiFi on board
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Ægisgarður 7, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: tour may need to sail from other harbours, if weather conditions are unfavourable. In this case, the local operator will provide complimentary transportation to the harbour, and the tour will last up to 5 hours including transfers.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Elding Whale Watching

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavík?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavík?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavík?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavík?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavík?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers.

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  • "There is an interesting area when you get off the boat to learn about the marine life around Iceland." See review


389 Reviews

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, Jun 2021
Great tour!!! Smooth ride of about an hour to where we first saw a humpback whale, they’re beautiful!!! On the way we also saw a bunch of white-beaked dolphins and tons of puffins!!
Unbelievable moments
, May 2021
This tour was so a amazing. The crew was really nice and told many interesting information about the animals especially the Wales around Iceland. We have seen humpbacks, minkwales and also some puffins. This was such an incredible experience. I can advise everybody to take this tour - it’s definitely worth it. ;-)
Well worth it.
, May 2021
Saw three humpback whales! They waved their flippers at us. Crew was very friendly. The hot chocolate hit the spot.
Great whale watching tour
, Aug 2020
Excellent whale watching excursion. All of the staff were friendly, knowledgable and most importantly, great whale-spotters! They shared their excellent photos of the tour too. Would recommend to all and would use them again. (Their commitment to conservation and their research makes them an even more desirable company to use!)
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A great experience
, Aug 2020
A very pleasant experience, we sure did see mink whales and it was great. The staff was so nice and cheerful and the guide a very knowledgeable marine biologist. All in all a great experience and a company we would highly recommend.
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Minky whale
, Jul 2020
Really recommend this trip saw 3 out of the 4 main whales, dolphins etc. Was just about right for time as well. Great memories and the pictures where a nice touch.
Perfect day in the harbour waters
, Jul 2020
Very proffecional crew staff tries to do everything with enthusiasm to spot the different animals, birds but the nature often like to hide herself. Catherine and Lukas Hvala Thank you
Highlight of visit
, Mar 2020
Good trip. Managed to see harbour porpoise and white nosed dolphins. Fantastic. No whale this time but these things can’t be guaranteed. Will definitely try again with same company when we return
Brilliant trip - despite not seeing any whales
, Dec 2019
I really enjoyed every part of the whale watching boat trip. The staff were all friendly and we were provided with warm overalls which meant we could spend as long as we wanted above deck on the boat (Bring lots of layers!). The commentary throughout the trip was informative and interesting. Although we didn't see any wildlife it was clear that the staff tried their best to find some, it's just what happens when you are working with nature. Despite this is was amazing to be on the ocean for sunrise and look at all the stunning scenery! I would highly recommend the morning trip and since we didn't see any whales we were given a free ticket to return in the next 2 years.
Whale of a day
, Aug 2018
We went out not expecting to see much. However the crew did everything they could to get everyone a chance to see a whale and we all did. They communicated well and even offered free sea sickness pills. They were on time and communicated well. I would recommend this adventure.

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