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Classic Reykjavík Whale Watching

Experience the Whales in their Natural Environment

Reykjavík Classic Whale Watching tour commences at our ticket office by the Ægisgarður pier in the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik where you can buy tickets or exchange a voucher for a prepaid trip. A guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Centre, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. Before or after the tour you can enjoy the onboard multimedia show that includes images, videos and facts about the whales and marine life.

Our sighting success on previous tours is 91.40% however the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores. The most common cetacean in the area are the Minke whales, White-beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises and occasionally we see other species including the Humpback whales, Killer whales/Orcas and even Fin whales.

Please note that for your enjoyment and pleasure, this tour is subject to weather, conditions and visibility. Therefore the tour could get cancelled on short notice. In this case we will contact you with as much notice as possible with the information provided in the booking process.

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Price from

10.990 ISK per person

Tour type

Day Tour Reykjavík


  • Whales in their Natural Environment
  • Faxaflói Bay
  • Educational & Interactive



All Year



Departure time

From 09:00 - 20:30


3 Hours


icon v Access to the Whale Watching Centre

icon v Use of warm overalls

icon v Excellent guidance

icon v Wireless internet on board


  • It is always colder on the water than on land so wear good sturdy shoes, dress warmly and put on the provided warm overalls when needed
  • For optimal viewing and a more enjoyable cruise this tour is weather dependent
  • We abide by a Code of Conduct for responsible whale watching. Thus each encounter is on the animals terms and distance may be kept to minimize disturbance

We recommend you bring

  • Sturdy footwear
  • Warm clothing (thermals, hat, scarf and gloves)

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