Whale watching tours from Reykjavik

Whale and seabirds watching tours from Reykjavik

Take part in an adventure at sea with an unforgettable 3 hour trip into the world of whales and sea birds. Conveniently located in Reykjavík's old harbour, the journey can bring you up close to whales and birds in their natural habitat. The various types of whales commonly sighted include minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour propises and the popular humpback whales.

To make the trip even more comfortable, passengers are provided with warm, floatable overalls and raincoats. For safety reasons, all children under 12 years of age are required to wear life jackets during the tour.

To ensure that the animals are not disturbed by the travellers’ presence, the boat sails at a constant speed towards the whales' habitat. As a result, a variety of species, from humpback whales to tiny porpoises, often surface within a few feet of the boat!


Quick Facts


Daily departures all year around at 13.00.

Several departures daily during high season:

February - November at 9.00.

In June, July and August there are additional departures at 10.00 and 14.00.

From May 15th until September 15th at 17.00. 

From June 15th until July 31st, there are evening departures at 20.30. 


Price 2017:

Adults: 10.990 ISK.

Children 7-15 years old: 50% discount. Children 0-6 years old free of charge.


Price pick-up: Adults: 2.200 ISK / Children 7-15 years old: 1.000 ISK

Included:  A guided boat trip and raincoats or warm overalls.

Duration: 2,5 - 3,5 hrs


How to book

This tour is bookable on our website, upon arrival in our Reykjavík hostels or by sending an e-mail to tours@hostel.is.

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