Whale watching & the Icelandic Sagas

All year Selected dates About 5 hours Reykjavik Old Harbour Very easy

The Whale Watching and Icelandic Saga tour offers a 3 hour whale watching trip as well as a theatrical comedy show about the Icelandic sagas, delivered in English  in the stunning architecture of Harpa Concert Hall.

The Whale Watching Tour starts from the Whale Watching Centre, by the Old Harbour down town Reykjavik. This is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier and offers an on-board multimedia show that includes images, videos and facts about the whales and marine life, before going on the cruise. Summer season is great for whale watching in Reykjavik, as the wildlife in the bay is at its highest peak. The most common sightings are of Minke whales, White Beaked Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises and Humpback Whales, and the opportunity to see them in their natural environment is invaluable.

Afterwards, it is ideal to enjoy a stroll around the harbour area or dine at one of the fine restaurant down town, before the Icelandic Sagas show starts. The 75 minute theatrical comedy show is delivered in English, at Harpa Concert Hall and starts at 19:30.  It is a true roller coaster ride through Iceland’s literary heritage presented by two of Iceland’s finest actors and consists of 40 true stories of the first settlers of Iceland. These are fantastic tales of worthy men and feisty women from a thousand years ago and stories of viking raids abroad and blood-feuds at home.  These sagas have been passed down the generations and preserved on calf-skin manuscripts and are therefore the crown jewels of Icelandic culture.

Tour highlights

  • Reykjavik whale watching – excellent sighting success on previous tours
  • The most common cetacean in the area are the Minke whales, White-Beaked Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises
  • The Icelandic Saga show – a 75 minute show about the great Icelandic Sagas performed by two of Iceland’s finest actors
  •  Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik


  • Expert guidance on board.
  • Use of warm overalls.
  • Free WiFi on board.
  • Access to the Whale Watching Centre.
  • The Icelandic Sagas show.

Good to know

Please note that for your enjoyment and pleasure, this tour is subject to weather, conditions and visibility. Therefore the tour could get cancelled on short notice. In this case we will contact you with as much notice as possible with the information provided in the booking process.
Participants do have time to have dinner between the whale watching and the Icelandic Sagas Show if they choose to do so.


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