Reykjavik Whale Watching Tour

All year Daily About 3 hours Reykjavik Old Harbour Easy

Do you want to see the beautiful arctic marine life that Iceland has to offer? This Whale Watching Tour is perfect for the nature-lovers, birdwatchers, and conservationists.

The Reykjavik Whale Watching Tour starts at Ægisgarður pier, located at the Old Harbour in downtown Reykjavik. A guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Center, which is based on board an old fishing vessel that’s permanently docked at the pier.

Before or after the whale watching tour you can enjoy the on-board multimedia exhibit that includes images, videos and fun-facts about the whales and local marine life of Iceland.

The summer season is great for whale watching in Reykjavik, as the wildlife activity in the bay is at its peak. This time of year is your best chance at spotting the majestic Minke whales, along with the white Beaked Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises and Humpback Whales in their natural environment.

Every year, nature continues to surprise us with the variety of whales we see in winter, and research points to more whales staying in the surrounding area all year round.

Tour highlights

  • Whale watching (Minke whales, white-beaked dolphins, humpback whales)
  • Birdwatching (Puffins,  gannets, guillemots)
  • Other wildlife in the bay
  • On-board wildlife exhibition


  • Expert guidance on board.
  • Use of blankets and overalls to keep warm during the tour.
  • Complementary WiFi on board.
  • Admission to the Whale Watching Center.

Not included

  • Food and drink are not included, so please be prepared to bring your own or purchase refreshments at the cafeteria on board.

Good to know

  • Please note that this tour is subject to weather, conditions and visibility. If cancellation occurs,  we will contact you with as much notice as possible.
  • Please remember to wear water- and windproof clothing (including shoes) that will keep you warm and dry.
  • Bring some water to stay hydrated.


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