Day Tours/Activities

Premium Whale Watching from Reykjavík

The Reykjavík Express Whale Watching tour is an exhilarating adventure that will take you racing across Faxaflói bay to visit whales and puffins.

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  • Available apr, may, jun, jul, aug, sep
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Location Reykjavík
  • Difficulty
  • Number of participants Min. 2, max. 12
  • Age limit Minimum age 10 years

What you'll experience.

The Premium Whale Watching from Reykjavík tour is an exhilarating adventure starting from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík.

The Premium Whale Watching from Reykjavík tour is operated with only 12 person per boat with specially trained whale guide and certified RIB boat captain.

The tour

Experience the adventure of a lifetime and search for wildlife on our premium, small group whale watching tour. Our specially engineered RIB boats take you closer and faster to the whales and puffins than larger boats, allowing you to search a wider area and increase your chances of viewing whales, dolphins, and birdlife. This tour starts from the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavík.

First, we ride to one of three islands near the harbour and check out the breeding puffins (season: May 1st – August 20th). Then we head out further to search for whales and dolphins. Seeing the wildlife up close from our RIB boats is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. After exploring the sea, we sail back to Reykjavík, riding along the city shoreline. You’ll have unique views of the city, the Sólfarið viking ship sculpture, and the mesmerizing Harpa concert hall.

Please note

  • This tour has a minimum of 2 passengers. If the minimum is not met, we will offer you to reschedule or get a full refund.
  • Tour may not be suitable for seniors (65+ yrs), pregnant women or those with a history of heart or back problems.
  • You need to be able to stand in your seat (minimum age 10 years, or height of 145 cm.) and fit into one of our overalls to participate (maximum size 3XL).
  • Participants will need to sign a waiver upon arrival in order to join the tour.
  • Please make your own way to the Old Harbour and be sure to arrive no later than 30 min. before scheduled departure. Note that pickup is not available for this tour.
  • If no whales or dolphins are seen on the tour, we do not refund the tour price, but in stead offer a complimentary ticket valid on our Classic Whale Watching tour. The ticket is valid for 2 years, for returning passengers only and are non-transferrable between tours.

*This tour is operated by Whale Safari*

If you want more information about this The Premium Whale Watching from Reykjavík tour or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can either send us a message through the contact form or via email at info@nordicgreentravel.com.

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This tour is carbon offset through the forestry project Plant a Tree in Iceland

If you want to know more about Plant a Tree in Iceland, please visit the project at www.plantatreeiniceland.is

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Included in final tour price.


  • Warm overalls
  • Goggles
  • All necessary safety equipment
  • Free visit to Elding Whale Watching centre
  • Whale and puffin tour (mid May - mid August)
  • Reykjavík sightseeing with stop at Harpa Concert Hall

    What to bring.

    • Warm clothes
    • Good sturdy shoes

    Tour operator

    This tour is operated by our friends at Elding. Elding has worked hard on minimizing their environmental impact and is a part of projects such as Earth Check, Blue Flag, and Vakin the Icelandic environmental and quality label.

    Elding’s certifications include:

    EarthCheck logo 2016 EarthCheck logo 2016 EarthCheck logo 2016 EarthCheck logo 2016 Blueflag logo

    21.990 ISK
    Per person

    21.990 ISK