Whale Watching – Classic Tour


The tour meeting point is at Ægisgarður pier the Old Harbour, downtown Reykjavik. Your guide will meet you at the Whale Watching Centre, which is located on board an old fishing vessel placed by the pier. You can enjoy an on-board multi media show that includes images, videos and facts about the whales and the wildlife, before or after the tour.


Summer season is excellent for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at it’s highest peak. During this time minke whales are at their most abundant, along harbor porpoises and white-beaked dolphins, giving you the chance to study and enjoy them in their natural environment. Occasionally we see other species including humpback whales, killer whales/orcas and even fin whales. The whale watching tour area is mainly focused towards the southern parts of Faxaflói, just off Reykjavík shore. Although sometimes we have to go further in order to see the whales. In rare occasions we head to other areas and/or depart from nearby harbors e.g. Hafnarfjörður, Keflavík, Sandgerði or Grindavík. Our success rate of seeing whales is very high or slightly over 90%. However sights of cetecean are somewhat unpredictable and vary on food availability around our shores. If no whales or dolphins are to be seen on our tour, you will receive a complimentary ticket valid for two years.



✓ Guided Whale Watching tour
✓ Access to the Whale Watching Center
✓ Use of warm overalls
✓ Wireless internet on board

What to bring

✓ Warm clothes
✓ Waterproof shoes recommended
✓ Head wear and gloves
✓ Camera


• Whale Watching
• Dolphins
• Wildlife
• Reykjavík harbor
• Faxaflói


Difficulty: Rated 1 out of 5 or Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Ægisgarður, old Reykjavík harbor
Season: from 1st of April to 31st of October
Operation: Every day
Minimum age: None

Pickup times & Returns

Pick up: 2000 ISK for adults/1000 ISK for (7-15 years old)/free for (0-15 years old)
Pickup Time: 08:30,09:30,12:30,13:30,16:30 and 20:00
Departure Time: 09:00,10:00,13:00,14:00, 17:00 and 20:30
Return Time: 3 hours after departure