Whale Watching Express From Reykjavik Old Harbour

from £69.00

Set sail from Reykjavík’s Old Harbour for your whale watching wildlife adventure. On this tour you can expect to experience some of Iceland’s rich and thriving bird life, as well as our wide variety of sea life, including humpback whales, minke whales, harbour porpoises and white-beaked dolphins. Our focus on every tour is comfort, unique experiences and personal service while ensuring that the environment is protected and respected in every way possible.

Our experienced guides are marine biologists who will welcome you aboard and share all sorts of interesting information about the different wildlife you may expect to see on your tour. You will learn how to spot whales out in the bay and are always welcome to ask questions throughout the tour.

Express Whale Watching tours are operated in summer, from June 15th – August 31st, on one of our two express boats: Lilja or Rósin. Both are excellent for whale watching and have fast cruising speeds, getting you out to the whale watching grounds in a shorter time. This allows you to spend the same amount of time in the whale watching area as on our Classic Whale Watching tour, but saves you time travelling out and back. This makes it a great option for people who are short on time but big on adventure and want to experience a whale watching adventure during their stay in Reykjavik. Whale Watching Express is operated on our fast-cruising catamaran, getting you out to the whale watching grounds quickly!

We proudly follow the IceWhale code of conduct to respect & protect the nature of Iceland.

Add Whales of Iceland for just £6 per person

Whales of Iceland, the spectacular whale museum, giving you the opportunity to experience the different whales found around Iceland from both land and sea. On this combo tour admission to Whales of Iceland is included in your Whale Watching ticket. Before or after your boat tour we recommend visiting Whales of Iceland on the other side of the Reykjavik’s Old Harbour area. The museum 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 screen. The newest exhibit focuses on conservation where the multiple threats (and their solutions) that whales face today are showcased. The museum really gives you a feeling for how small we are compared to the ocean wildlife.

  • Operates 15 June - 31 August @ 1000 & 1400. Between 15 June & 31 July there is a midnight sun sailing at 2100
  • Duration is around 2 hours and 30 minutes 
  • Price Includes Guided boat tour with experienced marine biologist on board, Warm floatable overalls provided for your comfort & safety – overalls also available in children’s sizes!, Wi-Fi, Café and Souvenirs on board & WCs on board
  • Free ticket to try again in case of no sightings!
  • Departure point is from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik
  • Hotel Pick Up can be arranged for £14 per person

Adult £69.00

Child 7 - 15 Years £34.50

Child 1 - 6 Years Free

Add Whales of Iceland for just £6 per person

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