Midnight Sun Whale Watching from Reykjavik


Set sail from the Old Harbour and enjoy the scenic views as you head out to Faxaflói Bay beneath the midnight sun in search of whales, dolphins, and porpoises! Your expert guide will help you spot these cetaceans while providing in-depth information about the wildlife and surrounding areas.

Tour info

2 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Experience whale watching under the midnight sun - a unique opportunity during your stay in Iceland! Keep your eyes peeled for minke whales, humpback whales, dolphins and more. If nothing is seen on your tour, you will get a ticket to try again another time at no extra cost. During the summer months Iceland has nearly 24 hours of daylight, which allows tours to operate under the beautiful midnight sun. There's something extra-special about seeing whales in the evening, surrounded by the glow from an evening sun reflecting off of the waters of the North Atlantic. This tour is 2-2.5 hours in duration, so you return to harbour just before midnight, giving you plenty of time to search for whales with one of our experienced guides. The four most common species that are seen in Faxaflói Bay are humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and minke whales. Rósin features warm overalls for every passenger, indoor and outdoor viewing decks, 2 restrooms and a snack bar on board.

What’s included?

  • Free ticket to try again if nothing is seen on your tour - sightings guarantee!

  • Use of thermal overalls - also available in children's sizes!

  • Free WiFi

  • Heated indoor seating areas

  • Complimentary sea sickness tablets, if needed

  • NEW - Special Tours App (available in English, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese)

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel transfers

  • Food and drink (can be purchased on board)

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 2h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

We are following all health & safety guidelines in accordance with the Icelandic government. The gathering ban is set to 500 people, meaning that all of our tours can sail at full capacity. We are still limiting the number of passengers allowed on tours to ensure space for social distancing.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

Special Tours operates sea adventures from Reykjavik city centre with over 20 years of experience. Whale Watching tours are operated year round, with additional tours consisting of Northern Lights by Boat, Puffin Watching, Sea Angling, RIB Express Whale Watching and a New Years Fireworks Cruise. Special Tours Wildlife Adventures is known among passengers and partners for its ambitious & hard working team, aiming for great adventures for every tour and for every client. Our main focus is comfort and personal service, while making sure we protect and respect the environment. We have a skilled & friendly crew, as well as an experienced guide on every tour.

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