Whale Watching tour from Reykjavik & Whales of Iceland Exhibition

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09:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 01:00 PM, 02:00 PM, 05:00 PM

Whale Watching tour from Reykjavik & Whales of Iceland Exhibition

  • 09:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 01:00 PM, 02:00 PM, 05:00 PM
  • English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Icelandic

The perfect family trip for adventure and whale enthusiasts

1. Whale Watching Tour
Experience the best Iceland has to offer with spectacular Whale Watching opportunities.
Our tours offer a unique experience and we do our best to make this a lifetime experience for you.

A 2-2.5 hour Whale Watching adventure departing from Old harbour in downtown Reykjavik. We sail into Faxaflói bay in search of Minke and Humpback whales, Dolphins, Harbour porpoises and Killer whales. On this tour, you will also experience the spectacular views of the mountains and islands around Reykjavik as well as the wonderful bird life. On board we have warm overalls, heated spacious indoor cabins, a nice bar and free WiFi.

NOTE: You should schedule to be at our departure point at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure.

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. We are committed to ensuring the environment is kept pristine by making sure fewer boats are on the water.

Please note: Whale Watching is a natural activity governed by the laws of the weather. If the trip is cancelled due to bad weather, the Whale Watching ticket is refunded if the following tour was not joined before or you can change your reservation to the next available day.

All the important daily information of all our tours will be notified on our website.

If you don’t see a whale, you have the option to take the tour again for free.

Disclaimer for pick-ups: Pick-ups must be booked with a minimum of one hour before the tour departure time, all pick-ups booked after that will be discarded.

Pickup service (round trip) fee applies to first boat tour, if due to lack of sightings tour is joined for free again, pickup service must be added and paid again.

Whale Watching Tours departure times :
January – December: 13:00
March – 15 November: 9:00 / 13:00
15 May – September: 9:00 / 13:00 / 17:00
The Whale Watching tour takes approx. 3-3.5 hours.

Whale Watching Express Tours departure times :
June – September: 10:00 / 14:00
The Whale Watching tour takes approx. 2-2.5 hours.
Provided with the faster boat so the time on the spotting area is the same, just sailing to that point and back to harbour is shorter.

2. Whales of Iceland Exhibition Admission

Experience the 23 life-size models at the Whales of Iceland Exhibition! This educational and interactive exhibition is full of underwater sounds, interactive technology and educational information for all ages – a must do when in Reykjavik!

Whales of Iceland features 23 life-size, hand-painted whale models. Enjoy this unique experience to walk through the world of whales, enjoying the soothing whale songs, ambient underwater lighting and beach-like floors. You can see just how big these amazing cetaceans actually are while you stand next to the models – and you are welcome to touch and explore each whale!

The latest addition to Whales of Iceland is the Fin Whale Room. This room highlights the various threats (and their solutions) that marine mammals face today. The documentary Sonic Sea is screened daily at 10:30, 12:15, 14:00, and 15:45, and features incredible underwater footage of whales at other times of the day.

A daily live-guided tour is also available for free for all ticket holders at 11:00 and 15:00.

Whales of Iceland is located just 15 minutes walking distance from the Old Harbour, in the Grandi area. Grandi continues to grow and welcome additional museums, shops and restaurants. Once you have experienced all that the exhibition has to offer you can finish your visit with a freshly baked pastry & cup of coffee in their Whale Cafe. Make sure to purchase a souvenir in their gift shop on the way out – this unique shop has a variety of souvenirs from local and international artists.

Schedule Details

Meeting Location

It will be received after booking confirmation.

Meeting Time

30 minutes before your start time 

Total Duration

3.5 hours 

Opening Hours

Monday-Sunday: 09:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 01:00 PM, 02:00 PM, 05:00 PM

Tour Participants

Min Participants:


Tour Itinerary

Whale Watching
Whales of Iceland Exhibition

Tour Type

Group Type


Tour Inclusions


  • Entry fee Whales of Iceland Exhibition
  • 2-2.5 hours Whale Watching tour
  • Live guided tour of Whales of Iceland daily at 11:00 & 15:00 for all ticket holders.
  • Experienced and professional guides
  • Free ticket to join again in case of no sightings
  • Warm flotation overalls
  • Free WiFi on board
  • Heated indoor cabins and toilets on board
  • Complimentary seasickness tablets available
  • Audio guide/headphones in English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese
Tour Exclusions


  • Snacks and beverages sold on board
  • Pickup is available for extra charge, pre-booked pickup service do not apply to Whales of Iceland transfer
  • Food & drinks (available to purchase on site)
  • Hotel transfers
Guide Details


In-person tour guide: English
Audio guide: English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Icelandic


English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Icelandic

Price Table
Stop selling 30 minutes before start time

Price per participant

Adults (16 – 100): €74.00
Childrens (7 – 15): €40.00
Infants (0 – 6): Free

Accesibility Details


Accessible for those with limited mobility
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller / pram accessible
Free parking is available and you can purchase drinks & snacks at the Whale Cafe!

Know before you go

NOTE: You should schedule to be at our departure point at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure.

All the important daily information of all our tours will be notified on our website.

If you have a boat tour booked, please check your email before the tour as all important daily information will be notified via email.

What to bring:

We recommend wearing good footwear and warm clothing. Don´t forget to bring your camera to take amazing photos !

Cancellation & Refund policy

To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 48 hours before the experience start time in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period.

We may reserve the right to cancel a customer’s booking for a full refund in case of bad weather or not enough travelers. 

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