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Whale Watching
14 reviews | 205 travellers
This activity, like that of the northern lights, is difficult to assess, it will depend on whether you have seen them or not. In my case I could see the auroras on the third attempt but we could not see the whales, only some dolphins. In both cases (auroras and whales) they give you two years to see them without paying anything. What you have to do is make these excursions at the beginning of the holidays since you will have more days to sign up again and be able to see them. They can also be canceled due to bad weather.
10 Santiago
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
US$ 109.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Sail the coast of Iceland, and marvel at the whales of the North Atlantic in their natural habitat. You'll get to see these impressive mammals up close in a unique experience.

Whale watching on the Icelandic coast
Reykjavik Port
Whale watching

Whale Watching

At your chosen time, we'll convene at the meeting point closest to your hotel in Reykjavik and head to the port, beginning our cruise on the Faxaflói bay. As soon as we hit the Atlantic, you'll enjoy spectacular views of the island from the boat.

During the tour, you'll have the opportunity to see humpback whales in their natural habitat. The coasts of the island are regularly visited by these and other whales, and depending on the time of year and the sea conditions, we may also see dolphins or even orcas.

As we sail next to these majestic beasts, we'll learn about the behaviour and biology of these protected species, and the importance of conserving the biodiversity of the ocean. And after an unforgettable day immersed in the wildlife of the Atlantic ocean, we'll begin the cruise back to Reykjavik.

Pick up

This activity doesn't include pick up from every hotel as the roads in central Reykjavik aren't accessible by coach. When you choose the name of your hotel during the booking process, you'll be shown the nearest pick-up point. If the text "Bus stop" with a number appears next to the name of your hotel, you'll need to go to that stop. There are thirteen bus stops:

  • Ráðhúsið / City Hall. Bus stop 1.
  • Tjörnin /The Pond. Bus stop 2.
  • Lækjargata. Bus Stop 3.
  • Tryggvagata. Bus Stop 4.
  • Harpa. Bus Stop 5.
  • Safnahúsið/Culture House. Bus Stop 6.
  • Traðarkot. Bus Stop 7.
  • Hallgrímskirkja. Bus Stop 8.
  • Snorrabraut. Bus Stop 9.
  • Hlemmur. Bus Stop 10.
  • Austurbær. Bus Stop 11.
  • Höfðatorg. Bus Stop 12.
  • Rauðarárstígur. Bus Stop 13.

You can check the location of the bus stops on this map. The bus will pick you up from the specified meeting point 30 minutes before the scheduled time

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Adults Children between 7 and 15 Children under 7
Whale Watching
US$ 109.90
US$ 54.90

Whale Watching

  • Adults

    US$ 109.90
  • Children between 7 and 15

    US$ 54.90
  • Children under 7


More Information

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.


3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


Coach transport.

English speaking guide.

Cruise on the Faxaflói bay.

When to book?

You can book up until 30 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.


Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - What if we don\'t see any whales?

    A - In the unlikely event that you don't see any whales on the tour, we'll offer you the opportunity to take the tour again on a different day.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 109.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.