Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original
Make your way to a location in Reykjavik’s Old Harbour, and then board a whale-watching boat for a cruise on Faxafloi Bay. You’ll see views of Mount Esja, Akrafjall, and other landmarks on Faxafloi Bay as you cruise, with trained guides to watch for wildlife and help identify what you see. Some of the most common species are humpback whales, minke whales, harbor porpoises, and white-beaked dolphins, but some lucky visitors may even see blue whales, one of the largest animals on earth. The cruise is designed to reduce environmental impact, pollution, and disruption to the animal habitat, so you know your whale-watching experience won’t harm Iceland’s spectacular coastal ecosystem. Whales or dolphins are spotted on more than 90% of summer tours and 80% of winter tours. Should you not see a whale or dolphin, you’ll receive a complimentary ticket for a second tour. Note: To ensure the best whale-watching opportunity when conditions in Reykjavik are rough (especially in winter), the tour may depart from other harbors, such as Grindavík, Keflavík, Sandgerði, or Hafnarfjörður.
Humpback, orca, blue, and minke whales patrol the Reykyavik coast, but you’ll have to leave the shore for the best chance of spotting them. This whale-watching cruise goes deep into the natural habitat of Iceland’s whales and dolphins, getting as close as possible without disturbing the animals. Let a guide direct your attention as you travel across Faxafloi Bay, where a blend of warm and cold ocean currents creates spectacular whale-watching opportunities.
Covid 19 Safety Measures
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Efforts are made to invite passengers to stay 2 meters apart from others whenever possible, but guests are asked to wear a face mask during the tour for their own safety. You can purchase a mask in our ticket office before departure. Hand sanitiser dispensers are available on board.
Please note: tour may need to sail from other harbours, if weather conditions are unfavourable. In this case, the local operator will provide complimentary transportation to the harbour, and the tour will last up to 5 hours including transfers.
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
How much is Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original?
Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original price starts from $87.00.
What is the Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original cancellation policy?
Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Which company provides Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original?
Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original is hosted by Elding Whale Watching. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact on Tripadvisor.
How much time do I need for Classic Whale Watching from Reykjavik | The Original?
On average, this experience will take approximately 3h.
Elding Whale WatchingOPERATOR WEBSITE