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.
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.
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.
Cetaceans are wild animals and are therefore unpredictable. Depending on ocean currents, winds, and weather conditions at the time, it's possible to not see any whales during the tour.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
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.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
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 - Do you always see whales?
A - Cetaceans are wild animals and are therefore unpredictable. Depending on ocean currents, winds, and weather conditions at the time, it's possible to not see any whales during the tour.
Q - Do you provide any kind of raincoat during the boat ride?
A - Yes, on the boat we offer warm raincoats that guests can wear.
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 .