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Whale Watching From Reykjavik Harbour


Whale watching tours are operated from the old harbour in Reykjavik. The whales most frequently seen on tours with Elding are the Minke whales, Humpback whales, Dolphins and Porpoises other species are sometimes spotted.

We offer special suits on board for your comfort and warmth, but we advise you to wear your warmest clothes including hats, scarves, gloves as it can get very cold, even on the warmest days. We also offer hot drinks and light refreshments on our on-board café.

If you are cold we can offer you to sit inside the boat, where you can watch the whales outside from large windows.

We have excellent guides to tell you about your trip and describe what you can see and where to look, together with an introduction and safety guide. We tell you about the seabirds and nature in the Faxofloi bay. How much we see depends on the sea conditions and season, but our qualified guides are happy to try to answer all your questions.

No two whale watching trips are the same, we need to be flexible and organize your trip taking sea conditions, weather and seasons into account. We rarely have to go further than 15 nautical miles from the harbour.


Tour costs £98pp with hotel pick up and operates daily all year. Children under 7 go free of charge and 7 to 15 year olds play half price.

Tours depart daily at the following times;

09:00 March to October

10:00 June to August

13:00 All Year

14:00 June to August

17:00 15 May to 15 September

20:30 15 June to 31 July for the Whales in the midnight sun tour


Price includes pick up from your hotel*, warm suit on board and guidance. Each trip lasts between 2.5 to 3.5 hours. The tours ends back at the old harbour in Reykjavik and your free to explore the city or make your own way back to your hotel.

Reservations:   020 3507 1737


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