Whale Watching

Our guide will meet you in the Whale Watching Centre, which is facilitated on board an old fishing vessel permanently placed by the pier. Before or after the tour you can enjoy the on board multimedia show that includes images, videos and facts about the whales and marine life. 

The most common cetacean in the area are the minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises and occasionally we see other species including the humpback whales, killer whales/orcas and even Fin whales. 

Summer season is great for whale watching, as the wildlife in the bay is at its highest peak. This is the time when the minke whales are at their most abundant, along with the white-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises and humpback whales, giving us the chance to enjoy and understand them in their natural environment.

Winter whale watching gives you a whole new experience and adventure than our summer tours. Each year continues to surprise us with the wildlife it offers. Herring and capelin being the main prey available attracting humpback whales, killer whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises to our shores. The winter low lying sun is also something not to be missed, as it casts a warm glow over the white-capped mountains and to breathe in the winters fresh, crisp air is just incredible.

Duration: 3 hours (3-5 hours in winter)

Pick up: 45 minutes before departure

Departure location: The Old Harbour of Reykjavík (pier Ægisgarður), which is located in Ægisgata.

Operation: Every day, all year.

Included: Access to the Whale Watching Centre, use of warm overalls, excellent guidance and wireless internet on board.

Bring with you: Dress warmly and don't be shy to also put on our warm overalls!

Note: Please note that for your enjoyment, this tour is subject to weather and conditions at sea and therefore it could get cancelled on short notice. 

  • Use of warm overalls 
  • Excellent guidance 
  • Free on board WiFi
  • Access to our Visitor Centre / Whale Exhibition
You Bring
  • Sturdy footwear 
  • Warm clothing (thermals, hat, scarf and gloves)
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10.990 ISK