Whales and Puffins RIB boat

Are you looking for a thrilling wildlife and nature adventure? This tour will not only bring you the joy of being at sea at a rushing high speed but also the proximity to peaceful nature. The custom made RIB boats allow you to come closer to the whales than regular boats and since they are also faster they can cover more area in search for whales.

The tour takes off from the old harbor of Reykjavík. First you’ll go puffin spotting at the nearby islands. Puffins make their burrows each spring in two islands in Faxaflói bay, Akurey island and Lundey island, puffins are usually monogamous and return to the same burrows year after year!

After visiting these colorful and cute birds you’ll head further out to sea on your search of those majestic whales. Humpback whales, Killer whales/Orcas, White-beaked dolphins and Harbour porpoises are the most common species in the ocean around Iceland.

After the whale safari you head back to Reykjavík and go for a short sightseeing tour along the shore line, viewing the city from a different angle!

Duration: Approx. 2 hours

Departure:

 

April 15 - May 31

 

June 1 - June 31

 

July 1- Aug 31

 

Sept 1 - Sep 30

 

Oct 1 - Oct 31

10:00 (10 am)

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11:00 (11 am)

 

 

 

12:00 (noon)

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13:00 (1 pm)

 

 

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14:00 (2 pm)

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15:00 (3 pm)

 

 

 

16:00 (4 pm)

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20:00 (8 pm)

 

 

 

Pick up: Is not available for this tour. Please be at departure location 30 min. before the tour starts.

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

Operation:  April 15 to October 31, daily

Included: Warm overalls, goggles, guided whale and puffin watching, free visit to Elding Whale Watching centre.

Bring with you: Dress warmly for our northern ocean, so if you have it, bring warm outdoor clothing like a  wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended. A warm overall and more gear provided.

Minimum age: 10 years or 145 cm height

Note: This tour may not be suitable for seniors (over the age of 65 years), pregnant women or those with a history of heart or back problems. Please note that you need to be able to stand in your seat (minimum height of 145cm) and fit into one of our overalls to participate in this tour (maximum size XXXL). The puffin season is only from approx. the 15th of May - 20th of August.

Included
  • Expertly guided whale whale watching tour in a 12 seater RIB boat.
  • Puffins sighted from early May to approx. 20th of August!
  • Reykjavík sightseeing with panoramic views off the Sun Voyager & Harpa Concert Hall.
  • We supply warm overalls, gloves, goggles and all necessary safety equipment.
You Bring
Dress appropriately for our northern ocean, so if you have it, bring warm outdoor clothing like a  wool or fleece sweater, some warm headgear and gloves. Sturdy shoes are recommended.
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21.990 ISK