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Whale Watching Trip in Faxaflói Bay

03 Hours


Educational & Interactive focus on Andrea


Head out from the Old Harbour in either the spacious Andrea or the fast Rósin or Lilja, to catch the sight of whales and maybe a handful of dolphins on this voyage.

  • Whale Watching: Classic & Expressexpand_more

    Take your pick from the two whale watching tours operated by Special tours from the Old Harbour in Reykjavik: 

    • Whale Watching Classic (3-3.5 hours) - Normally operated on our largest boat, Andrea. The Andrea gives extra comfort, with great inside and outside viewing areas. She is very family-friendly with an educational and interactive focus with whale bones, baleen plates, teeth and a microscope on board to look at sea specimens. Classic tours are guided in English year-round, with German guidance available May 1st - September 30th.
    • Whale Watching Express (2-2.5 hours) - Operated on either Rósin or Lilja, both being comfortable boats and fast boats. The Express gets you out to the whale watching area in less time but gives you the same time on the bay for whale watching. 

    Both boats have indoor seating areas and fantastic outer viewing decks.

What's Included
  • Seats inside for every passenger 
  • Guide on every tour, skilled and friendly crew 
  • Snack bar on board
  • Warm overalls for every passenger (also available in children's sizes)
  • Free Wi-fi onboard  
What's Excluded
  • Hotel transfers (available on request for an additional fee)
  • Please note that transfers for the 21:00 departure are not available (June 15th-July 31st).
  • Food and drink
What to bring

We recommend wearing warm clothing & sturdy shoes - and don't forget your camera!

Know before you go
  • Sightings of wildlife cannot be guaranteed. If you do not have sightings on your tour, you will receive another ticket to try again (valid indefinitely). 
  • Please note that transfers are not available for the 21:00 departure (June 15th-July 31st).
  • The Express tours are guided in English, with Spanish guidance available at 10:00 on Fridays from June 1st - September 30th.
  • The most common whales spotted include minke whales, humpback whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises.

Departure times: 

  • Whale Watching Classic (All Year):
    • 09:00 - March 1st - November 15th
    • 13:00 - All year
    • 17:00 - May 15th - September 30th
  • Whale Watching Express (1st May - 30th September):
    • 10:00 - May 1st - September 30th
    • 14:00 - May 1st - September 30th
    • 21:00 - June 15th - July 31st 
    • Please note that transfers are not available for the 21:00 departure from June 15th - July 31st.
Meeting Point

Geirsgata 11, Reykjavík, Iceland



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Cancellation Policy
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.
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