Reykjavík Classic Whale Watching


3 hours



Starting Time

09:00, 10:00,
13:00, 14:00,
17:00, 20:30


– Life vest
– Blankets
– Free WiFi

What to expect on this awesome tour

✅ See the largest mammals in the world💯
✅ Keep warm inside in the cosy indoor saloon 💯
✅ Excellent guides that know all the best spots 💯
✅ Large viewing windows 💯
✅ Access to the Wildlife Exhibition 💯
✅ Whale sighting guarantee (or try again for free) 💯
Last but not least!
✅ Pictures taken by the crew (if there are sightings)💯


  • Enjoy a magical journey into Faxaflói bay
  • See the whales up close
  • See the plentiful birdlife in the area
  • Magnificent landscapes
  • Enjoy a heated boat over the cold Icelandic sea

Tour Description

Embark on the original and classic whale-watching tour from Reykjavík, one of Iceland’s most renowned attractions! Join us for an opportunity to witness the incredible whales and dolphins of Faxaflói Bay.

Meet us at the ticket office near the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík, where you’ll exchange your prepaid voucher for boarding passes. Just a few steps away, our Visitor Centre awaits, situated aboard a converted fishing vessel permanently docked by the pier. Here, you’ll meet our crew and venture downstairs to the vessel’s hull, where a unique floating wildlife exhibition awaits, offering insights into the creatures you may encounter during the tour.

Board the whale watching vessel through the Visitor Centre, granting access to outdoor viewing platforms and a heated indoor saloon adorned with expansive viewing windows. Also available are a cafeteria for light refreshments, restroom facilities, and a cloakroom where you can borrow blankets and overalls for the tour’s duration. While the fresh sea air beckons outside, our heated lounge welcomes you to observe from within. Throughout the tour, our experienced naturalist guide will provide live commentary and notify you of any captivating sightings.

The common whale species you might encounter on our tours include minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, and harbour porpoises. While these are the most frequent, occasional sightings of other species like killer whales, fin whales, sei whales, and long-finned pilot whales are possible, though less common. Summer brings the highest abundance of whales, offering ample opportunities to appreciate and learn about these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Our ongoing research even suggests that an increasing number of whales are remaining in the area throughout the year.

We look forward seeing you on the tour.

Important Information

  • The tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers. If this minimum is not met, we provide the option to reschedule or receive a full refund.
  • Seniors (65+ yrs), pregnant women, and those with heart or back problems may find the tour unsuitable.
  • Minimum age: 10 years or a height of 145 cm. Maximum overall size: 3XL.
  • A waiver signing is required upon arrival.
  • Please arrive at the Old Harbour at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure.
  • Pickup service is not available for this tour.
  • In case whales or dolphins are not spotted, a refund is not provided. Instead, we offer a complimentary ticket valid for this tour for returning passengers within 2 years.
  • This tour is operated by Elding.

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Free wifi, Whale watching


Every day


All Year


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