Whales of Iceland from Land and Sea
Why take this tour?
Watch for whales in the Icelandic sea and visit the Whales of Iceland exhibition on this experience from Reykjavik. Choose from a 2.5- or 3.5-hour whale watching cruise to watch for minke and humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises in Faxaflói Bay. Then, admire full-scale models of whales and dolphins at Whales of Iceland, Europe’s largest whale exhibition. Explore independently to learn about the different species and grasp the magnitude of these giants of the sea. You can join a live-guided tour at Whales of Iceland at 10:30 and 13:30 every day (free for all ticket holders). Please note that the Whales of Iceland Exhibition is open daily from 10:00-17:00 (closed Dec. 25th)
Admission to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition (Open 10:00-17:00)
Experienced biologist on Whale Watching tour
Use of thermal overalls during Whale Watching - also available in children's sizes!
Free WiFi on board and at Whales of Iceland
Heated indoor seating areas
Complimentary sea sickness tablets, if needed
Hotel transfers (available for whale watching on request for an additional cost)
Food and drink (available to purchase at both locations)
Frequently asked questions
Things to know
Before you book
Duration: 3-4 hours
Mobile tickets accepted
- 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 100 people. Masks must be worn during the boat tour, but are not mandatory at the exhibition. Please respect the 2 meter social distancing while checking in and queuing.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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