Reykjavík Express Whales & Puffins

15. Apr - 31. Oct Daily About 1,5-2 hours Reykjavik Old Harbour Moderate Min 10 years old

This is your chance to explore the wildlife at sea in this express, small groups whale watching tour. The specially engineered RIB boats get you closer and faster to the whales and puffins than the traditional bigger and slower boats. These stable and safe boats also allow us to search a bigger area, increasing your likelyhood  of viewing the whales, dolphins,  birds and other wildlife.

This fantastic whale watching tour starts from the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. First we ride out to the islands and see the puffins (season 15 May – 15 August) in their natural surroundings. Next we head out further in search of the whales. Seeing the whales and dolphins as up close as you can from our RIB boats is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. After our whale tour we sail back to Reykjavík, where we will take ride along the cities shore line, viewing it from the ocean. Including a stop at the harbour side of Iceland´s most famous building, the mesmerizing Harpa Concert Hall.

Tour highlights

  • Whales and Puffins watching
  • Great fun on RIB boats
  • View Harpa Concert Hall from the Sea


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

Good to know

An exhilarating express tour starting from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik.  This is a small group tour only 12 person per boat with specially trained whale guide and certified RIB boat captain.


This tour is not suitable for pregnant women and those with a history of back injuries. Please consult your doctor prior to booking this tour. Passengers need to be 145 cm or taller to participate in this tour.


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