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Enjoy the unique experience of whale watching in the Faxaflói Bay off the coast of Reykjavik. Your speedboat will allow you to get up close to the incredible humpbacks!

Enjoy the unique experience of whale watching in the Faxaflói Bay off the coast of Reykjavik. Your speedboat will allow you to get up close to the incredible humpbacks!

Whale Watching by Speedboat

At the selected time, we'll meet at the meeting point of your choice in Reykjavik. We'll board a speedboat that will take us to Faxaflói Bay. This area of the North Atlantic is home to one of the most impressive species of marine life, the humpback whale.

During our 2-hour speedboat cruise, we'll enjoy spotting the humpback whales that inhabit the waters around Iceland. What's more, we should be able to see other creatures that are frequently found in this area of the world, like killer whales and dolphins. Depending on the time of year that you choose to do your trip, you may see more or fewer animals - each journey is different!

This whale-watching tour is carried out aboard a 40-foot (12 metre) speedboat, which allows us to get amazingly close to the animals in complete safety. Our English-speaking guide will detail the most outstanding characteristics of the humpback whales, as well as tell us all about how they live and the importance of protecting these mammals.

If you do this excursion during the summer season, we'll approach Akurey Island, famous for being home to a large population of puffins, who come here to nest at this time of the year. As we bounce back over the waves, we'll enjoy unforgettable views of the coast of Reykjavik. Don't forget your camera!

The tour will come to an end at the original departure point.

Meeting points

When you make your reservation you'll see a list of most of the hotels in Reykjavik. Next to the name of your hotel, you'll see the nearest meeting point. As most of the streets in the center are not accessible by bus, you'll have to go to this meeting point, which will be indicated as "Bus stop" and a number.

For example, if you choose "8:30 pm - 1919 Hotel Radisson BLU (Please stand by for pickup at bus stop no 4 - Tryggvagata)", you should be ready at 8:30 pm at bus stop number 4 (Tryggvagata). You'll find details on the location of these stops in the booking confirmation.

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Price

Adults Children 10-15 Children under 10
US$ 162.50
US$ 81.20
not permitted
  • Adults

    US$ 162.50
  • Children 10-15

    US$ 81.20
  • Children under 10

    not permitted

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

2 hours.

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

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

Included

Transport in minibus or bus

English–speaking guide

Speedboat tour around Faxaflói Bay

When to book?

You can book up until 24 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.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

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

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Who can't participate in this activity?

    A - People with heart and back problems, as well as pregnant women, are not allowed to participate in the activity. 

  • 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.

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.