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Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik

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The best chance to see some of the 20 species of whales that migrate off Iceland’s coast during peak season is on a guided whale watching tour. Your captain and crew take you to the spots known to have the most whales and provide plenty of information about wildlife along the way. Details like provided warm layers and motion sickness tablets make this tour stand out.
  • Iceland whale watching tour from Reykjavik 
  • Spot whales and other wildlife out on the ocean
  • Learn about local marine life from your guide
  • Indoor and outdoor viewing areas available
What to Expect
Arrive at a central meeting location in downtown Reykjavik to meet your guide and begin your Iceland whale watching tour. Optionally put on warm layers and take a seasickness tablet before setting sail in search of whales in the North Atlantic. Peak season visitors (April to October) can expect to see some of the 20 different species of whales that swim off the coast of Iceland, while off-season visitors might see other animals like seals and seabirds. Regardless of which animals are around, your seasoned crew brings you to the best wildlife viewing spots and provides plenty of information about the animals you see while you sail. Admire views of the coast and spot wildlife from one of the boat’s three outdoor viewing platforms or indoor saloon, fully equipped with internet. Tour concludes at start point. Please note: Check tour status before arrival directly with tour operator. If canceled due to weather, contact vendor to reschedule. Tour may be operated on shared boat with partner organization.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hlésgata, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Warm flotation overalls
  • Heated indoor cabins with toilet facilities
  • Wireless internet
  • Seasickness tablets, if needed
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drinks and snacks (sold on board)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please be at the departure point the latest 30 minutes before the scheduled cruise time.
  • Please, CHECK YOUR VENDOR account or at tour operator DAILY DIARY before you come to tour operator office; all the important daily information of all our tours will be notified via vendor and on tour operator website. We recommend to contact tour operator if you wish another way to get in touch with you.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note: Whale watching is a natural activity governed by the laws of the weather. If the trip is canceled due to bad weather, the whale-watching ticket is refunded
  • If you don't see a whale, you have the option to take the tour again for free
  • Please be aware that due to environmental reasons during certain times of the year our trips may be delivered on a shared boat with one of our partners. At Reykjavik Sailors we are committed to ensuring the environment is kept pristine by making sure fewer boats are on the water during slower periods.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rachel K wrote a review Nov 2019
36 contributions14 helpful votes
Great staff on board and very knowledgeable unfortunately we didn’t see any whales or dolphins but they do offer u to come again for free but we was unable to do this due to other trips we already had booked in for the next few days. Nice comfy seating and a cafe, they also
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Response from ReykjavikSailors, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 3 days ago
Hi, thank you for your review! sorry it was bad luck this time, let us know whenever you are back in Iceland as the complimentary tour doesn't a time limit! Have a nice day!
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Pete G wrote a review Nov 2019
8 contributions5 helpful votes
It was whaleless! We did see some dolphins but I have been in the water with dolphins previously. Bit disappointed really. I know it's a risk we take but still disappointed. Baja California maybe next year ?
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Date of experience: November 2019
2867alex wrote a review Oct 2019
33 contributions16 helpful votes
Went two days in a row. Saw nothing on the first day and so were offered a free ticket to try again. On the next trip we saw some dolphins and some people saw a minke whale. Boat is good and has comfortable areas to sit and a good cafe type shop on board. Staff are very good and
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Response from ReykjavikSailors, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 20 Oct 2019
Dear Alex, Thank you for taking time to write your review and letting us know your experience. We appreciate your opinion and valuable feedback, as this is just wild nature all the tours are different and the sightings can not be predicted. We are glad you enjoyed your tour and we hope you had a great time in Iceland
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Raechal G wrote a review Oct 2019
35 contributions3 helpful votes
We had originally booked out tour for earlier in our trip, however it was cancelled due to weather. We were rebooked easily which was nice, however we were warned that the sea was still very rough the day we went out. It was very nice they gave us sea sickness pills before
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Response from ReykjavikSailors, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 11 Oct 2019
HI, thank you for your reviews So sorry you didn't get to see anything, if you ever come back to Iceland, contact us and we will arrange a another complementary tour for you. Have a great day.
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MadDr. wrote a review Sep 2019
10 contributions2 helpful votes
This was my first activity in Reykjavík, and I don't regret it at all. I booked with Reykjavik Sailors but in order to comply to the regulations in the bay, the tour was carried out by Special Tours. Despite this necessary change, everything went as it was supposed to. Our group
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from ReykjavikSailors, Front Office Manager at Whale Watching Tour from Reykjavik
Responded 29 Sep 2019
HI, thank your for your comment! It sounds like you had a very adventurous trip! We are very happy you had a great experience with us and we hope to welcome aboard again!
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  • Reykjavik Sailors
  • Duration: 3h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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