From $91 per person

Choose from two versions of this exciting whale watching tour, each with different lengths of time to spend searching for whales just minutes from Reykjavik Harbor!

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Whale Watching Express | 2 - 2.5 hours

The fast and luxurious "Rosin" - built especially for optimal whale watching with a high cruising speed - will get you to the whale watching grounds in only 15-20 minutes!

PRICE | $91 | $46; Children 11 and under traveling with an adult
2016 DAILY DEPARTURES | May 1 - August 31: 10am and 2pm | June 15 - July 31: 8:30pm
TOUR CODE | ST/04

Whale Watching Andrea | 3 - 3.5 hours

All aboard the biggest whale watching boat in Iceland! Fantastic inside and outside areas with plenty of space for everyone and a café & souvenir shop on board! This tour has an educational & interactive focus!

PRICE | $91 | $46; Children 11 and under traveling with an adult
2016 DAILY DEPARTURES | 9am; March 8 - October 31 | 1pm; March 8 - Dec 31 | 5pm; May 15 - Sept 15
2017 DAILY DEPARTURES | 1pm; January 1 - March 31 | 9am; March 1 - 31
TOUR CODE | ST/04

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Your whale watching adventure begins at Reykjavik´s Old Harbour, just minutes away from the city centre! Choose from a 2.5-hour high-speed express boat version or a full 3.5-hour tour, both of which include round-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels. Our boats offer great comfort, a fantastic interior, large outside viewing decks and a safe family environment. Your experienced guide will share a wealth of knowledge on the whales during the trip out to the watching area, as well as passing on some interesting facts and old sea stories about encounters with these magnificent creatures. The whales here are not shy, often surfacing quite close to the boat, and as the sea-faring guides will surely mention, seeing a whale up close truly is a sight to remember. These tours have between 76-99% success at viewing whales, depending on season, with the most common marine creatures spotted including minke whales, white-beaked Dolphins, harbor porpoises and the great humpback whales. Please note of course because this is nature, whale sightings are not guaranteed. As well, please keep in mind that the weather can change rapidly in Iceland, and any tour cancellations due to weather & safety conditions are at the discretion of the boat captain. The whale watching company will do its best to let guests know in advance if cancellation is likely, and accordingly, will assist guests in finding an alternate time or a different tour altogether if cancellation does occur. 

Note: Hotel pick-ups begin 60 minutes before scheduled tour departure

Important: We highly recommend the 2pm departure for passengers arriving in the early morning on flights from North America. The 10am morning departure is NOT recommended as passengers generally arrive at their hotel around 8am, and any delays could cause you to miss the 8am or 9am hotel pick up for the tour. Icelandair cannot reimburse passengers for unused portions of a package or land only travel once travel starts. Please note as well we don't generally recommend this tour for passengers with afternoon departures due to similar time constraints.

Booking Directions

  • Click on the gold "Book Now" button above, then select your arrival date & and the number nights of Iceland, then find this add-on under 'Boat Tours' on the following screen
  • If your booking is not in conjunction with a previously booked Fly & Hotel vacation package, be sure to provide the name of your hotel when prompted during the booking process
  • After submitting your payment details, a confirmation will be sent to the email address provided at the time of booking

Image Guide

1 Whale in Faxafloi Bay 2 Upper deck of the Andrea 3 An up-close visit 4 Whale Watching Express tour

  • Pick-up and drop-off between your Reykjavik hotel and the tour (this tour will not pick up passengers staying at hotels outside of Reykjavik)
  • Free Wi-Fi on the boat
  • Use of warm coveralls if needed
  • Meals and drinks during the tour
  • Please note this tour will not pick up passengers staying at hotels outside of Reykjavik
  • No refund for unused travel services or land arrangements once a tour starts
  • Tour cancellations due to weather conditions are at the discretion of the boat captain. The whale watching company will do its best to let guests know in advance if cancellation is likely, and accordingly, will assist guests in finding an alternate time or a different tour altogether if cancellation does occur
  • Whale sightings during the tour are not guaranteed
  • All inquiries on change or cancellation requests must be sent to us@icelandairholidays.com
  • Full Icelandair package terms and conditions can be found here

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