Highlights / General details
We will sail on Faxaflói bay, home of a unique variety of Minke whale, the Humpback, Harbor Porpoise and the White-beaked Dolphins, which are all common sights on this tour. The local bird life is also diverse, including such birds as the Puffin, Arctic Tern, Gannet and many varieties of Gull.
After the tour you can explore the Whale Exhibition Center that enables you to witness the mysteries of the ocean. It is situated in an old capelin-fishing vessel “Fífill” which has been transformed into an exhibition and information centre on whales and seabirds.
The entrance to the Whale Exhibition Room is free of charge for whale watching passengers. A return transfer is not included in the tour price. The harbour is just a "stone’s throw" away from the city centre, so it will only take you a few minutes to reach the city centre on foot after your tour. Local busses, taxis and a shuttle service (offered by the whale watching company Elding), are available to those who do not want to go downtown (extra charge).
Winter whale watching is scheduled daily from 1 October to 31 March at 1:00pm. The most common whales in the winter are dolphins, humpback whales and killer whales, hardly any minke whales have been seen from November through March. For your comfort and warmth, we have special suits on board we can lend you, but we do advise you to wear warm clothes. We also offer hot drinks and light refreshments in our on-board café. Alternatively, you can sit inside the boat in the warmth, where you can enjoy the view from large windows.
There are excellent guides on all tours who tell you about your trip and describe what you can see and where to look, together with an introduction and safety guide. We tell you about the seabirds and nature in the Faxafloi bay. How much we see depends on the sea conditions and season, but our qualified guides are happy to try to answer all your questions.
No two whale watching trips are the same, we need to be flexible and organize your trip taking sea conditions, weather and seasons into account. We rarely have to go further than 15 nautical miles from the harbour.
Transfer from Reykjavik hotels to Harbour; Whale watching tour; Entrance to the Whale Exhibition Room.
Return Hotel Transfer; Gratuity.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily; Departs at 9:00am (Apr-Sep), 1:00pm (all year), 5:00pm (Jun-Aug); Hotel pickup will be approximately an hour before departure time.
No tour departures: December 24, 25 and January 1.
Approximately 3 hours.
The harbour is just a "stone’s throw" away from the city centre, so it will only take you a few minutes to reach the city Centre on foot after your tour. Local busses, taxis and a shuttle service (offered by the whale watching company Elding), are available to those that do not want to go downtown (extra charge)
child under the age of 6 years old is free of charge. The entrance to the Whale Exhibition Room is free of charge for whale watching passengers.
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