Go Whale Watching and Visit Whales of Iceland Exhibition
Sail out to see the whales in person before visiting the exhibition to see just how big these beautiful cetaceans are!
Make the most of the partnership between Special Tours and Whales of Iceland on this combo tour, allowing you to see these beautiful animals in the wild and then see full-scale models of them to get an idea of just how big they actually are. You can choose to start with whale watching, or with a trip to the Whales of Iceland Exhibition.
Embark on the Classic or Express Whale Watching Tourexpand_more
Set sail on board a Classic or Express Whale Watching tour with Special Tours to see the whales in their natural habitat.
Feeding grounds in Faxaflói Bayexpand_more
Head out to the feeding grounds in Faxaflói Bay where you search for commonly spotted whales like humpback whales, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises. It is sometimes difficult to realize how huge these animals are when you see them in the water.
Whales of Iceland Exhibitionexpand_more
Stop by the Whales of Iceland Exhibition on the other side of the harbour. Here you can get a good idea of how small we humans are compared to ocean wildlife. At the largest whale exhibition in Europe, all 23 species that can be found in the surroundings of Iceland in real size are shown and you learn a lot of interesting facts about the whales and their history.
- Guided boat tour
- Warm overalls,
- Free WI-Fi
- Café on-board the boat
Whales of Iceland:
- Open daily
- Free audio guide available in 10+ languages
- Free parking
Food & drinks are available for purchase on the whale watching tour, and in the café at the Whales of Iceland Exhibition
What to bring
Warm clothes & sturdy shoes for the whale watching tour
Know before you go
Availability: Daily departures on Whale Watching tours (weather dependent). Guidance in English.
Availability: Whales of Iceland exhibition is open daily from 10:00-17:00 (closed Dec. 25th). Audio guides are available in 12 languages.
Please note: You only need to select a departure time for the whale watching tour, and not for the exhibition. The ticket for the exhibition is an open ticket, meaning you can simply choose when you want to go on the day of your scheduled tour. Both Whale Watching Classic and Whale Watching Express apply for this tour.
There are daily guided tours in English at Whales of Iceland at 10:30 & 13:30, open to anyone with a ticket to the exhibition at no extra cost.
Special Tours, Reykjavík, Iceland
- Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.