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Whale Watching & Whales of Iceland Exhibition

Duration

3-5 hours

Availability

All year

Difficulty

Easy

Pickup

Min. age

No limit

Region

Reykjavík

Get to know the largest inhabitants of Iceland with this amazing combo tour where you’ll explore the Whales of Iceland exhibition and go on a whale-watching tour. This tour is a must for all nature-lovers visiting the country.

Why you’ll love this tour

  • You’ll experience some of Iceland’s rich and thriving birdlife, as well as visit our large variety of sea-life, including minke whales, humpback whales, harbour porpoises and white-beaked dolphins among other whale species.
  • You’ll sail out in one of the largest whale watching boat in Iceland.
  • Experience the interactive features of Whales of Iceland exhibition.
  • Enjoy seeing just how big these giants of the sea actually are.
  •  Many of our guests have told us that this unique day tour is one of the most beautiful experiences of their entire Iceland vacation.

What’s included?

Included

  • Guided whale watching boat tour
  • Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings!
  • Educational & Interactive focus
  • Warm floatable overalls provided for your comfort & safety – overalls also available in children’s sizes!
  • Wi-Fi, Café, and Souvenirs on board
  • A ticket to the Whales of Iceland exhibition (open daily 10-17)

Not included

  • Transport between activities
  • Pickup (can be added during the booking process)
  • Meals and refreshments

Highlights

  • Whale watching
  • Faxaflói bay
  • Minke Whales
  • Humpback Whales
  • Dolphins / Porpoises
  • Whales of Iceland exhibition

Tour itinerary

While out in the bay looking at the whales, you might not fully understand how amazingly big these animals are.

On this combo tour the admission to Whales of Iceland is included in your Whale Watching ticket so before or after your tour we recommend visiting the Whales of Iceland exhibition.  The Whales of Iceland exhibition showcases 23 life-size whale models with a lot of in-depth information, interactive experiences and underwater footage of whales shown on an 8-meter long screen. A part of the exhibition focuses on conservation where the multiple threats (and their solutions) that whales face in the ocean today are showcased. The exhibition really gives you a feeling of how small humans are compared to ocean wildlife.

On the Whale Watching tour, you will check-in at our partner’s ticket office at the Old Reykjavik harbor before we sail out to Faxaflói bay where we search for the common whales in the area, such as Humpback whales, Minke whales, White-beaked dolphins, and Harbour porpoises. During the tour, we can get a feeling of their behavior in the wild, while learning more about them from one of our expert guides. The focus of the tour is on the wildlife in the bay, unique experiences and personal service while making sure the environment is protected and respected in every way possible. In case of no sightings on our tours, you are entitled to a ticket to try again for free.

This is the perfect whale watching combo tour, offering you a big experience of whales from both land and sea!

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 FAQ & Important notes

The following is important information applicable to our whale watching tours. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Operation:
This tour is operated by our trusted partner.

Booking:
Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all the available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply to your message as soon as possible.

Prices:
We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. The tour is dependent on weather and sightings cannot be guaranteed. Weather and sea conditions can be unpredictable during the winter months. Our captains will make their decision to sail based on many years of experience, always keeping in mind passenger safety and comfort.

We can never guarantee sightings on our tours, but in case of no sightings we do offer a FREE ticket to try again!

Sometimes in the winter we might sail from other harbors south of Reykjavik for better sea conditions, in which case we provide transport for all our passengers to and from Reykjavik. In this case, the tour might be slightly longer due to the extra drive.

Don’t forget to add your admission to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition, the perfect add on to your whale watching tour!

What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; a waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s best to wear waterproof boots. Bring some snack or packed lunch. Bring your personal daily medications if required.

Medical conditions:
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

Book your tour

11.490 ISK

All prices are per person.

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