Reykjavík Classic Whale Watching

Highlights

  • Spot some of the world's most majestic creatures in their natural habitat in Iceland
  • Benefit from the expert guidance of highly qualified marine biologists
  • Drink in the magnificent views from the sea of Faxaflói Bay
£77 pp
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What you'll do

Experience the ultimate whale watching tour from Reykjavík - join our hosts and the experienced team in the search for whales and dolphins of Faxaflói bay, and create incredible memories off the coast of Iceland.

Experience a magical journey into Faxaflói bay with an expert crew and specially trained naturalists.

Over 20 species of cetacean are found in the seas around Iceland. The best time for whale watching is during the Summer months, but they can be spotted year round. The varieties most commonly seen range from the harbour porpoise and white-beaked dolphin to orcas, minke whales and gentle giants like the sperm, fin, humpback and blue whale.

View the whales of Reykjavík with your marine biologist guides, and learn all about the marine wildlife and birds living off the coast of Iceland

The bay is teeming with birdlife, puffins, gannets, guillemots and more, all of which are there to feed on the shoals of fish found in the bay. The bay is surrounded by magnificent natural landscapes which adds a certain drama to your cruise, where the spectacular views on the horizon are certainly not to be missed.

Meet the crew and board the converted fishing vessel, then head downstairs to the hull of the boat and stroll through the unique floating wildlife exhibition to learn more about the animals you may come across on your tour.

The boat is equipped with several outdoor viewing platforms, a heated indoor saloon with large viewing windows, a cafeteria where you can buy light refreshments, toilet facilities and a cloakroom where you can borrow blankets and overalls for the duration of the tour.

You can stay outside in the fresh air but you are also welcome to settle inside the heated lounge and keep watch from inside. One of the crew members will give a live commentary throughout the tour and notify you of any sightings so you won’t miss a thing.

The most common whale species encountered on these tours are the minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. If you’re particularly lucky, you might see killer whales, fin whales, sei whales or long-finned pilot whales.

What's included

Included

  • Warm overalls
  • Protective goggles
  • Life vests
Your local host

Rannveig and Team

We are a female led - family-owned boat tour operator that spans 4 generations of Icelanders. The company started out in 2000 due to the family's common interest in wildlife, boats and people and running whale watching tours were the perfect way to unite these factors, while giving locals and tourists the chance to experience Iceland’s marine life.

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Location

Your experience will take place off the coast of Reykjavik. You will be starting out in the Old Harbour, sailing to 3 beautiful islands with lots of wildlife to see. As you come back into Reykjavik you will see stunning views of the world’s Northern most capital from the sea.

FAQs

What is the size of the boat?

The boat is large, which helps to avoid the sea-sickness that can come with smaller boats! The boat has several amenities, including several outdoor viewing platforms, a heated indoor saloon with large viewing windows, a cafeteria where you can buy light refreshments, toilet facilities and a cloakroom where you can borrow blankets and overalls for the duration of the tour.

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