Whale Watching in Reykjavík - Tours | Icelandair
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This three-hour cruise provides you the chance to see minke, white-beaked and humpback whales!

During the summer, wildlife in the bay is at its peak, with sightings of harbor porpoises and other whale species, including Orcas and even Fin whales. In the winter, it’s a whole new experience with the fresh, crisp air and a low-lying sun casting a warm glow over the white-capped mountains. The weather and sea conditions can be challenging during the winter and when necessary, vessels are moved to harbors of more sheltered areas around the Reykjanes peninsula, allowing for a more comfortable and reliable whale watching experience. Please note, tours are subject to weather conditions and visibility.


  • Whale watching tour with a professional guide
  • Use of warm overalls onboard
  • Available tour dates and departure times available to view during the booking process.
  • Pick-up starts 45 minutes prior to departure. Please be ready in time outside your hotel or at designated pick-up point
  • Operated year round; approximate duration 3 hours


  • Online offer only
  • Wildlife abundance is unpredictable and sightings are not guaranteed
  • Tour operators will not pick up or drop off passengers at hotels outside Reykjavík
  • Tours departing prior to 12pm are not recommended for passengers with morning arrivals from North America
  • No refund for unused travel services or land arrangements once a tour starts
  • Meals are not included as part of this guided tour
  • Tour operated by Elding
  • All general inquiries, including change or cancellation requests, must be submitted online
  • Terms and conditions, including changes and cancellations to your holiday, vary depending on your country of departure. Please refer to the applicable Icelandair Holidays terms and conditions.


Personal travel insurance is not included and is highly recommended. It can be arranged through Allianz Global Assistance for passengers originating in the United States and Canada.

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