Reykjavik Whale Watching

Humpback Whale jumping from sea on Reykjavik Whale watching tour
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  • Whale Watching
  • Dolphins
  • Birdlife
  • Faxaflói sea area
  • Reykjavík old harbor


The tour meeting point is at Ægisgarður pier the Old Harbor, downtown Reykjavik. Your guide will meet you at the Whale Watching Center, 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 (1 April - 31 October) is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at it's highest peak! This is the time when the Minke whales are at their most abundant, along with White-beaked dolphins, Harbor porpoises and the occasional Humpback whales, giving us the chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment. Winter season (1 November - 31 March) is a whole other experience and adventure compared to our summer tours.

What to Expect? Each year continues to surprise us with the wildlife it offers. The winter low lying sun is also something not to be missed, as it casts a warm glow over the white-capped mountains surrounding the bay and to breathe in the winter's fresh and crisp air is just incredible. The most common cetacean in the area are the Minke Whales, White-beaked dolphins and Harbor porpoises. Occasionally we spot other species including Humpback whales, Killer whales/orcas, Fin whales and Blue whales to name but a few.

Travel Tip: Sights are not 100% guaranteed and are less likely during winter season. Although success rate is high, the cetacean abundance is unpredictable and varies with the food availability of our shores. 



  • All Year
Duration: 3 hours


  • Rated 2 out of 5 or Easy


  • Yes (extra cost)

Meet on Location:

  • Yes

Minimum Age:

  • 7 years old
Price: ISK 10,990, (ISK 13,190 w/pickup)


  • Use of warm overalls
  • Guided tour
  • Free on board WiFi
  • Access to our Visitor Center / Whale Exhibition

Not included:

  • Snacks & drinks

What to bring:

  • Dress warmly

Pickup times:

  • 30 min before departure


  • 9:00, 9:30 & 10:00 AM, 13:00, 14:00, 17:00, 19:00 & 20:30 PM


  • Every day (from Aegisgardur, old Reykjavik harbor)

Good to know:

  • Please be aware that the tours are run in wild nature and we can never guarantee sightings on a particular tour. The estimated duration of tours are standard times and can change according to conditions at sea.

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