Whale Watching

Special Tours operates two types of whale watching from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik, Whale Watching Express and Whale Watching Classic.

10990 ISK
3 hours
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Tour Highlights

Minke Whales
White-Beaked Dolphins
Harbor Porpoises
Humpback Whales
Fin Whales
Killer Whales

The Whale Watching Classic  is normally operated on our beautiful, big and stable boat Andrea.

The Andrea gives extra comfort, with great inside and outside viewing decks. She is very family friendly with an educational and interactive focus where their passengers get to see and feel whale teeth and bones, see specimens from the ocean that are shown to them on an on-board screen using special microscopes, and finally take part in their research of the behavior of the whales by marking the sightings on each tour with a specific sticker (one color for each whale type) on a large map of the search area!

The tour on Andrea takes 3-3,5 hours and is guided in both English and German.

 The Whale Watching Express tour is operated on either The Rose or Lilja, both being comfortable boats on the inside of the cabin and on the outside deck.

The Express gets you out to the whale watching area in less time but gives you the same time on the bay whale watching. The tour only takes 2-2,5 hours.

The most common whales spotted include Minke Whales, White-Beaked Dolphins, Harbor Porpoises and even the majestic Humpback Whales. Other species are sometimes spotted, such as fin whales and Killer Whales.


Supplied By: Special Tours

What's included?

  • Seat inside for every passenger
  • Guide on every tour, skilled and friendly crew
  • Café lounge with hot drinks and refreshments on board
  • Warm overalls provided on board for free
  • Free WI-FI on board

What's Required?

  • Dress warm & during the summer months its good to bring sunglasses & sunscreen on your nose!

How do we get there?

Pick ups are available from hotels.

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The tour is dependant on weather and sightings can not be guaranteed.

Weather and sea conditions can be unpredictable during the winter months. Boat captains will make their decision to sail based on many years of experience, always keeping in mind passenger safety and comfort.

We can never guarantee sightings on our tours, but we do keep a sightings log so that our customers can see how previous months have been on our tours.

We follow IceWhale code of conduct for responsible whale watching as we have great respect for the wildlife on the bay. We let the animals approach us and keep our distance so that we do not disturb their daily routine.

Sometimes in the winter we might sail from other harbours south of Reykjavik for better sea conditions, in which case we provide transport for all our passengers to and from Reykjavik, therefore the tour might be slightly longer due to the extra drive.
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